July 5, 2018
North Carolina announced it has settled with Rotech Healthcare Inc., a Florida-based respiratory equipment supplier, over civil allegations that Rotech knowingly submitted false claims for portable oxygen contents to Medicaid and Medicare. The settlement is joined by 22 other states and the federal government. The total settlement is $9.95 million, of which North Carolina will receive $43,671.23. Between 2009 and 2012, Rotech automatically billed Medicaid and Medicare for portable oxygen contents regardless of whether the beneficiaries used or needed portable oxygen and without obtaining the required proof of delivery. Rotech continued this practice despite knowing that it was submitting ineligible claims. NC The settlement is part of previously-reported settlement with the federal government and other states. April 12 Federal Settlement. The case was initiated by a whistleblower.