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Illinois Billing and Ambulance Companies Settle Case Involving False Claims

On February 9, 2016, Andres Medical Billing, Ltd. (Andres), and Kurtz Ambulance Service (Kurtz), Illinois, entered into a $77,542.72 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Andres, acting as the third-party biller for Kurtz, submitted claims to Medicare for basic life support (emergency) that did not meet Medicare requirements for emergency transport services and should have been billed at the lower non-emergency transport rate. OIG’s Consolidated Data Analysis Center and Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, represented by Senior Counsel Nicole Caucci, collaborated to achieve this settlement.

Action Details

  • Date:February 9, 2016
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions