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Ohio Ambulance Company and Owner Agree to Voluntary Exclusion

On November 1, 2019, Eastern Area Specialty Transport, Inc., and David Haines, its owner (collectively, "EAST"), Leesburg, Ohio, agreed to be excluded for a period of five years under 42 U.S.C. 1320a-7(b)(7). OIG's investigation revealed that EAST 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 David Traskey and Geoffrey Hymans with the assistance of Paralegal Specialist Jennifer Hilton, collaborated to achieve this resolution.

Action Details

  • Date:November 1, 2019
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions