The company charged service fees to those who sold competitors’ equipment, the whistleblower lawsuits alleged.
“Improper kickbacks don’t always involve bags of cash or free trips to Hawaii,” Stephen Hasegawa, a whistleblower attorney and partner at Phillips & Cohen, said. “Services provided by vendors also can be kickbacks if they have some value to customers.”
Under the terms of the settlement agreement, ResMed will pay $37.46 million to the federal government and more than $2 million total to various states to settle the five whistleblower cases, including Baker’s, according to Philips & Cohen.
Read the entire article, “ResMed to pay more than $37.5M to settle kickback allegations made in 5 whistleblower lawsuits,” on FierceHealthcare’s website.