North Carolina Ambulance Company Settles Case Involving False Claims
On March 30, 2020, Bertie Ambulance Service, Inc. (Bertie), Windsor, North Carolina, entered into a $342,208.22 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Bertie presented claims to Medicare Part B for ambulance transportation to and from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) where such transportation was 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 David Traskey and Geoffrey Hymans with the assistance of Paralegal Specialist Jennifer Hilton, collaborated to achieve this resolution.
- Date:March 30, 2020
- CMP and Affirmative Exclusions