Tag Archives: EMS billing

Podcast 30: EMS Billing and Medicare Medicaid Fraud

In this episode, Curt talks with attorney Kevin Fairlie about the challenges facing fire departments who bill for EMS transports. Kevin’s law practice concentrates on health care related topics, but a recent spate of federal investigations across the country into fire department EMS billing practices has led to a shift toward representing fire departments.

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PA Fire Company Settles Medicare Medicaid EMS Billing Claim

A Pennsylvania fire company cited by the US Department of Health & Human Services for improper EMS billing of Medicare/Medicaid, has reached a settlement with the US Department of Justice. At the heart of the case is the fact that certain personnel assigned to the EMS units lacked the proper credentials, which when coupled with billing Medicare/Medicaid patients triggered a possible federal False Claims Act violation.

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