Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Kickbacks to Durable Medical Equipment Suppliers

Philips’ Respironics unit paid $34.8 million to settle False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute claims that it paid kickbacks in the form of free call center services to durable medical equipment suppliers that bought its sleep apnea masks. The government alleged that the scheme began in April 2012 and continued until November 2015. Respironics agreed to pay $34.14 million to the federal government and $660,000 to various state governments based on their participation in the Medicaid program.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Health and Human Services
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Philips $34,800,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 3/23/2016

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database