Maine ambulance company to pay $17K in insurance fraud case

County Ambulance had been accused of submitting false claims to Medicare and MaineCare


By EMS1 Staff

PORTLAND, Maine – A Maine ambulance company will pay a $17,000 settlement after facing accusations it had submitted false claims to Medicare and MaineCare.

County Ambulance of Ellsworth reached the settlement with the federal government and the state to after it was accused of submitting the false claims between January 2015 to April 2016, reported WAGMTV.

The civil complaint accused County Ambulance of using the fraudulently obtained funds to pay the salary and benefits of an employee who had been excluded from federal health care and MaineCare programs. 

U.S. Attorney Halsey Frank noted that employee had been excluded after she surrendered her license to practice as a pharmacy tech due to diversion of controlled substances. 

He added that County Ambulance did cooperate with the investigation. 

 

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