Tennessee Ambulance Provider Settles Case Involving False Claims
On November 6, 2019, Healthcare Transport, LLC (HT), Bartlett, Tennessee, entered into a $93,725.22 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that HT submitted basic life support ambulance claims through a third-party billing agent where the trips were to destinations for which ambulance services are not covered by Medicare, such as trips to diagnostic and therapeutic sites (and the associated "return" trip was to a residence). OIG's Office of Audit Services and Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, represented by Senior Counsels Geoffrey Hymans and Andrea Treese Berlin, collaborated to achieve this resolution.
- Date:November 6, 2019
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