Numotion has agreed to settle a lawsuit regarding reimbursement payments for mobility equipment.
In a Feb. 8 news announcement, the national provider said it reached “an agreement with the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Kentucky. … The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the United States Department of Health & Human Services also signed the settlement agreement.”
Numotion has agreed to pay $7 million in the settlement, but “without any admission of liability, and there was no indication that any equipment provided was not reasonable and medically necessary,” the announcement said. “The settlement reflects Numotion’s desire to put the matter behind it and avoid the expense of further litigation so [Numotion] can remain focused on serving over 300,000 customers in need of mobility and independence.”
The announcement added that allegations “focused mainly on a complicated set of Medicaid billing regulations which Numotion believed in good faith it was interpreting correctly.”
The settlement included Numotion entering a Corporate Integrity Agreement with the OIG for the Department of Health & Human Services, “under which the company will implement specific corporate compliance obligations that complement Numotion’s existing extensive and robust compliance program,” the announcement said.
Mike Swinford, Numotion’s CEO, said in the announcement, “Numotion is committed to cooperating with external investigations as well as fulfilling our responsibility to submit self-disclosures where appropriate. We are proud of the work we do helping our customers lead active and independent lives, and we are dedicated to supporting them with medically necessary products and services. Putting this matter behind us ensures we can direct all our attention on our mission.”