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Pennsylvania Ambulance Companies, Owner, and Related Party Agree to Voluntary Exclusions

0n July 8, 2019, in connection with the resolution of their False Claims Act liability, Damon Wade, Amy Wade, Unicare Ambulance, LLC (Unicare), and PA Paramedics LLC d/b/a Eastern Care Ambulance (PA Paramedics), Bensalem, Pennsylvania, agreed to be excluded from participation in all Federal health care programs under 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7(b)(7). Damon Wade agreed to be excluded for a period of 10 years. Amy Wade, Unicare, and PA Paramedics agreed to be excluded for a period of 5 years. OIG alleged that Damon Wade, Amy Wade, Unicare, and PA Paramedics made repeated false statements to avoid overpayment debts to the Medicare program and to hide the fact that Damon Wade's state paramedic license had previously been suspended because he had admitted to forging a physician's signature. Senior Counsel Gregory Wellins represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:July 8, 2019
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions