OIG Sounds Alarm Over Medicare Ambulance Payments
The report said that use of ambulances cost Medicare $4.5 billion in 2011, up from $2 billion in 2002. That was a jump of about 130 percent, dwarfing the increase of roughly 75 percent in overall Medicare Part B expenditures, the report found.
Also, the number of patients receiving ambulance rides leaped...
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