EmCare, Inc. to Pay $29.8 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Department of Justice today announced a settlement with Dallas based EmCare, Inc. a subdivision of Envision Healthcare Corporation that provides physicians to hospitals to staff their Emergency Departments (EDs). EmCare agreed to pay $29.8 million to resolve claims that, from 2008 to 2012, EmCare received remuneration from non-defunct Health Management Associates (HMA) to increase Medicare admissions at HMA Hospitals by recommending admission for patients whose medical care should have been billed as outpatient or observation services. These recommendations allegedly caused the medically unnecessary admission of Medicare beneficiaries.
- Date:December 19, 2017
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions