Bradley attorney Jason Mehta was quoted in the Tampa Bay Business Journal on a $5.5 million settlement with a Bay area ambulance company after claims that the company defrauded Medicare. The focus on ambulances in healthcare fraud cases has been an emerging trend in the past few years, explained Mehta, who expects regulators’ scrutiny into ambulances to continue for the foreseeable future.
“Ambulance expenditures have been a growing part of the budget for the Medicare program and it is not surprising to see the government focus on these providers,” Mehta said. “This settlement should be a siren call for providers to carefully review their procedures, their documentation of services, and their compliance with Medicare regulations.”
The complete article, “Whistleblower case leads to multimillion-dollar settlement with Bay area ambulance company,” appeared in the TBBJ on January 31, 2018. (login required)