Penn. Cracking Down on Medicare Fraud by Ambulance Companies

ambulanceA Pennsylvania man has been charged with making false statements in a health care matter.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that, Based Kuran, 23, of Philadelphia, the former owner of the now defunct VIP Ambulance Inc., allegedly falsified reports (or people acting on his behalf did), to make it appear patients needed to be transported by ambulance when they did not meet eligibility requirements. In total, Medicare paid more than $66,000 for the fraudulent charges.

The federal government is currently conducting a probe into fraudulent activities by Philadelphia-area ambulance companies.

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