Leading Private Ambulance Company to Pay $2.7 Million to Settle False Claims Act Suit
American Medical Response (“AMR”), one of the country’s largest private ambulance services, will pay the United States government $2.7 million to resolve allegations that it defrauded Medicare and other federal health insurance programs.
The allegations against AMR were originally brought by several former employees, who alleged that AMR coded “basic life support” calls as “advanced life support,” which are reimbursed at a higher rate by Medicare. The U.S. intervened in the case, which was investigated by the U.S. Attorney’s Offices in Brooklyn and Long Island. The AMR settlement applies to its subsidiaries, Park Ambulance Service, Five Counties Ambulance Service, and Associated Ambulance Service.
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