Posts Tagged ‘Ambulance Fraud’

  • Nation’s Largest Healthcare Fraud Settlement Doesn’t Stop Medical Behemoth

    Even fifteen years after their colossal 2002 payout, which is still recognized as the largest fraud settlement in United States history, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) remains a frequent topic of discussion at the Department of Justice. Surely, it’s not hard to see why; HCA owns and operates 162 hospitals and 113 surgery facilities, the […]

  • First Settlement of Its Kind Holds Medical Facility Accountable for AKS Violation

    The emergency transportation industry is well-known for being a hotbed of fraud, especially in cases involving shady alliances made with medical facilities; when it comes to settlements involving these schemes, allegations are generally brought against the ambulance companies themselves rather than their counterparts in the agreement – until now. In what is believed to be […]

  • Four Hospitals Pay $8.6M to Settle Allegations of Kickbacks, Ambulance Fraud

    In a case brought to light by three whistleblowers, four Texas-based hospitals were alleged to have been paid a substantial amount of kickbacks from an array of emergency transportation providers in exchange for Medicare and Medicaid referrals. This practice, a direct violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute, resulted in the four hospitals paying $8.6 million to […]

  • Texas Company’s Blatant Fraud: The $51,952 Ambulance Ride That Wasn’t

    A team of brothers based out of Houston, Texas were recently found to have committed multiple counts of fraud by using their healthcare company to submit over $6 million in false claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE. The pair billed the three government programs for services that were not provided, utilizing fraudulent certifications from physicians […]

  • Georgia Hospital Settles Ambulance Fraud Case

    The most common types of ambulance fraud are upcoming the billing of Medicare or Medicaid at inflated rates, or for rides that are not medically necessary. This was the case in the recent settlement involving Navicent Health Inc., a healthcare facility that operates the second-largest hospital in Georgia, as well as their own line of […]

  • Ambulance Fraud: The Most Expensive Ride of Your Life

    Ambulance fraud is a False Claims Act violation that can take on many forms. Common types of fraud include emergency transport companies fraudulently charging Medicare or Medicaid for rides that are not eligible for reimbursement or upcoding in order to receive higher reimbursement not justified by the ambulatory services provided. These schemes result in a […]