Fla. Ambulance Co., Hospitals Accused Of Bilking Medicare

Law360, Washington (March 11, 2015, 5:16 PM EDT) -- A Jacksonville, Florida-area ambulance company bilked Medicare and Medicaid out of $5 million by submitting claims for ambulance services that were either unnecessary or overblown, with the aid of a quartet of local hospitals, according to a whistleblower False Claims Act complaint filed Wednesday in federal court.

From 2005 onward, Century Ambulance Service Inc. falsified "on a daily basis" documents and records regarding patients either to or from hospitals owned by Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida Inc., Memorial Medical Care Group Inc., Orange Park Medical Center Inc. and Shands Jacksonville Medical Center Inc. — now UF Health Jacksonville — with the...

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