Virginia Beach ambulance company settles false claims allegations for $9 million

by Ben Vernia | April 3rd, 2018

On March 28, the Department of Justice announced that an ambulance company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, had agreed to settle false claims allegations arising from a government investigation for $9 million, and to enter into a 5-year corporate integrity agreement. According to DOJ’s press release:

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.

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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.

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The company’s corporate integrity agreement with the Office of Inspector General of HHS will be posted here.

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