Alert Ambulance Service Agreed to Pay $272,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Submitting Claims for Services Covered by the SNF Consolidated Billing Payment
On December 19, 2022, Alert Ambulance Service Inc. (Alert), Fall River, Massachusetts, entered into a $272,300 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Alert presented claims to Medicare Part B for ambulance transportation to and from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) where such transportation was already covered by the SNF consolidated billing payment under Medicare Part A. OIG's Office of Audit Services and Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, represented by Senior Counsels Srishti Sheffner and Andrea Treese Berlin with the assistance of Paralegal Specialist Jennifer Hilton, collaborated to achieve this resolution.
- Date:December 19, 2022
- CMP and Affirmative Exclusions