Podcast 30: EMS Billing and Medicare Medicaid Fraud

In this episode, Curt talks with attorney Kevin Fairlie about an important legal challenge 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 in his practice toward representing fire departments.

Kevin offers some important insights into what causes the FBI to start investigating a fire department, what you can do to protect your organization from becoming a target, and what to do if you are in fact, the target of an FBI investigation.

If your fire department bills for EMS, you need to listen to this podcast.

For more information about Kevin and his law practice, here is a link to his law firm: Fairlie Law, LLC.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 45 years of fire service experience and 35 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014, 4th ed. 2022) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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