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Ambulance Company to Pay $9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

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Medical Transport LLC, a Virginia Beach-based provider of ambulance services, agreed to pay $9 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims for ambulance transports, the Justice Department announced today. “Those who benefit from federal health care programs must play by the rules,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad A. Readler of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “The Department of Justice is
committed to ensuring that those whose conduct results in improper payments by the federal government will be held accountable.”

The government alleged that Medical Transport submitted false or fraudulent claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE for ambulance transports that were not medically necessary, that did not qualify as Specialty Care Transports, and that were billed improperly to the federal health care programs when they should
have been billed to other payers.