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Ambulance Transport Company Settles False Claims Case for Transporting Where Not Medically Necessary

Posted by Audrey Schechter | Jun 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

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We see these cases fairly often.  Unscrupulous ambulance companies transport patients to the hospital even where not medically necessary.  "Medically necessary ambulance transportation requires that a patient's medical condition is such that other methods of transportation are contraindicated, but [defendant] submitted a high rate of ambulance claims for patients who could have been transported by wheelchair van or other means.  The complaint cites accounts from numerous former [defendant] employees about management's pressure and directions to falsify documentation to make Medicare reimbursement more likely."  The brave whistleblower received a 20% share of the $1,250,000 recovery for his contribution to the case.

The full press release can be found here.

Together we can continue to bring these fraudsters to justice.

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Audrey Schechter

Audrey Hildes Schechter is an experienced commercial and civil litigator, working in the areas of fraud, qui tam, healthcare fraud, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, Tricare fraud, appellate practice, health care law, and employment litigation. Audrey has practiced in Florida for 25 years and in New Y...

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