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Alabama Ambulance Companies Settles Case Involving False Claims

On October 17, 2017, Lifeguard Ambulance Service, LLC, Lifeguard Ambulance Service of Florida, LLC, and Lifeguard Ambulance Service of Texas, LLC (collectively, "Lifeguard"), headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, entered into a $110,813.69 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Lifeguard submitted claims to Medicare for emergency ambulance transportation to destinations such as skilled nursing facilities and patient residences that should have been billed at the lower non-emergency rate. OIG's Consolidated Data Analysis Center and Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, represented by Senior Counsels Geoffrey Hymans and Andrea Treese Berlin, collaborated to achieve this settlement.

Action Details

  • Date:October 17, 2017
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions