Commitments and Contingencies
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2022
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Commitments and Contingencies||
9. Commitments and contingencies
The Company had approximately $141,700 of outstanding purchase orders due within one year with its outside vendors and suppliers as of September 30, 2022.
The following table identifies the changes in the Company’s aggregate product warranty liabilities for the nine and twelve-month periods ended September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively:
Contract liabilities primarily consist of deferred revenue related to lifetime warranties on direct-to-consumer sales revenue when cash payments are received in advance of services performed under the contract. The contract with the customer states the final terms of the sale, including the description, quantity, and price of each product or service purchase. The decrease in deferred revenue related to lifetime warranties for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 was primarily driven by $4,910 of revenue recognized that was included in the deferred revenue balances as of December 31, 2021, partially offset by $4,233 of payments received in advance of satisfying performance obligations. Deferred revenue related to lifetime warranties was $17,299 and $17,976 as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively, and is classified within deferred revenue - current and noncurrent deferred revenue in the consolidated balance sheet.
Legislation and HIPAA
The healthcare industry is subject to numerous laws and regulations of federal, state and local governments. These laws and regulations include, but are not necessarily limited to, matters such as licensure, accreditation, government healthcare program participation requirements, reimbursement for patient services, and Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse. Government activity has continued with respect to investigations and allegations concerning possible violations of fraud and abuse statutes and regulations by healthcare providers. Violations of these laws and regulations could result in exclusion from government healthcare programs together with the imposition of significant fines and penalties, as well as significant repayments for patient services previously billed.
The Company believes that it is in compliance in all material respects with applicable fraud and abuse regulations and other applicable government laws and regulations. Compliance with such laws and regulations can be subject to future government review and interpretation as well as regulatory actions unknown or unasserted at this time. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was enacted to ensure health insurance portability, reduce healthcare fraud and abuse, guarantee security and privacy of health information, and enforce standards for health information. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), in part, imposes notification requirements of certain security breaches relating to protected health information. The Company believes that it complies in all material respects with the provisions of those regulations that are applicable to the Company’s business.
Civil Investigative Demand
On June 21, 2022, the Company received a civil investigative demand (CID) from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa. The CID states that it was issued in a False Claims Act investigation to determine whether there is or has been a violation of the False Claims Act and that the investigation involves concerns of inappropriate kickbacks provided by certain manufacturers of portable oxygen concentrators and related products in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute. The CID followed informal requests from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa begun in late 2020, with which the Company voluntarily complied, to obtain information concerning the Company’s participation in (i) zero-interest or below market-rate loans through a third party lender to finance customer purchases; (ii) guaranteeing the obligation of a customer to a finance company in connection with financing of purchases of Company equipment; and (iii) entering into an agreement with a customer that included marketing, exclusivity, discount, and favorable financing terms. The Company is cooperating in the investigation. The Company is currently unable to predict the outcome of this investigation or whether qui tam or other litigation is probable. Regardless of the outcome, this inquiry has the potential to have an adverse impact on the Company due to any related defense and settlement costs, diversion of management resources, and other factors.
The Company is party to various legal proceedings arising in the normal course of business. The Company carries insurance, subject to specified deductibles under the policies, to protect against losses from certain types of legal claims. At this time, the Company does not anticipate that any of these other proceedings arising in the normal course of business will have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business. Regardless of the outcome, litigation can have an adverse impact on the Company because of defense and settlement costs, diversion of management resources, and other factors.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef