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Feds: Ambulance company defrauded Medicare of $2M

- 02/04/2016

By Teresa Auch Schultz Post-Tribune CROWN POINT, Ind. — The federal government has seized almost $2 million from the bank accounts of a Crown Point ambulance company accused of defrauding ...


Couple accused of stealing $700,000 from Ark. EMS department

- 01/27/2016

YELL COUNTY, Ark. — A former EMS director and his wife were arrested after being accused of defrauding the Yell County EMS department of nearly $700,000. Sidney Ward, 69, and Donna Ward, ...


What the OIG report on questionable billing means for ambulance transports

- 01/21/2016

By Kevin Fairlie In September of 2015, the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report titled "Inappropriate Payments and Questionable ...


Ambulance company owner pleads guilty to health care fraud

- 01/14/2016

Associated Press CINCINNATI — An ambulance company owner accused of submitting more than $1.4 million in fraudulent bills to Medicare and Medicaid has pleaded guilty in Ohio to health ...


Guam ambulance company managers admit to fraud conspiracy

- 01/05/2016

Associated Press HAGATNA, Guam — Two employees of a Guam ambulance company have admitted guilt in a conspiracy to defraud the federal government of nearly $11 million. Trevor Cruz ...


Fraudulent billing is life-threatening to EMS agencies

- 12/30/2015

Paying for an EMS service is a complex and costly proposition. We often do not think about the medical coders and billers who work behind the scenes to make sure that our services are appropriately ...


NC EMS agency may owe $700K for falsifying Medicare forms

- 12/30/2015

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — An EMS employee has been fired over accusations of falsifying Physician Certification Statements for non-emergency transports to expedite Medicare reimbursement. The ...


4 members of EMS squad indicted for embezzling $57,000

- 12/30/2015

Cumberland Times News WESTERNPORT, Md. — Four members of a Westernport family were indicted last month in connection with the alleged theft of more than $50,000 from the Tri-Towns Ambulance ...


EMS and fire cheating scandals wipe out goodwill

- 12/28/2015

This time of year stories abound of public safety departments going above and beyond for their community. Firefighters in Ohio provided meals to folks in need, paramedics delivered toys to hospitalized ...


Mich. ambulance service allegedly billed $120K in false claims

- 10/22/2015

By John S. Hausman MLive MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. — The federal government's Medicare and Medicaid oversight office believes the White Lake Ambulance Authority submitted hundreds ...


Former EMS agency president defrauds company of $1.6M

- 09/30/2015

By Brittany Robins New York Daily News BELLMORE, N.Y. — A New Jersey man was arrested on Tuesday for defrauding a Long Island EMS company of $1.6 million, authorities said. Brad ...


Report: Medicare paid $30M for ambulance transports that never happened

- 09/29/2015

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press WASHINGTON — Medicare paid $30 million for ambulance rides for which no record exists that patients got medical care at their destination, ...


Ambulance company owner pleads guilty to fraud

- 09/23/2015

Associated Press McALLEN, Texas — The owner of a South Texas ambulance company faces up to 12 years in prison for scamming the government into paying for trips that were never made. Victor ...


2 EMTs indicted for stealing patient's credit card

- 08/24/2015

By Bill Grimes Effingham Daily News EFFINGHAM, Ill. — Two former employees of Effingham City-County Ambulance have been indicted by an Effingham County grand jury in connection with ...


NJ man charged again for using ambulance company for health care fraud

- 08/22/2015

By Tony Gicas Clifton Journal CLIFTON, N.J. — A 55-year-old City resident was charged this week with operating a lucrative ambulance company for sick, elderly and wheelchair-ridden ...


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