Ambulance Cos. And Clients Ink $21M Deal In Kickbacks Suit

By Danielle Nichole Smith (August 28, 2018, 6:36 PM EDT) -- Several companies in the ambulance industry will together pay more than $21 million to settle allegations that they knowingly submitted claims to Medicare and Medicaid programs that ran afoul of federal bribery laws, in violation of the False Claims Act, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The agency on Monday announced it had reached agreements with East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System Inc., East Texas Medical Center Regional Health Services Inc. and their affiliated ambulance company, Paramedics Plus LLC, as well as with Emergency Medical Services Authority and its former President and CEO Herbert Stephen Williamson. The settlements stemmed...

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