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Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces $4.3 Million Settlement Of False Claims Act Action Based On New York City Fire Department's Receipt Of Improper Reimbursements From Medicare

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Scott J. Lampert, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General's New York Region ("HHS-OIG"), announced today that the United States has settled civil claims under the False Claims Act against the City of New York (the "City") related to the receipt by the New York City Fire Department ("FDNY") of reimbursements for claims for emergency ambulance services that did not meet Medicare's medical necessity requirement. This matter was brought to the attention of the U.S. Attorney's Office through a voluntary disclosure by the City.


Action Details

  • Date:May 5, 2016
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions