Settlement reached in Medicare fraud case involving Williston Rescue Squad

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

(Credit: MGN Online)

Friday, June 28, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WRDW) -- A settlement has been reached in a Medicare fraud case involving three emergency medical technicians and one paramedic working with the Williston Rescue Squad.

According to a news release, the government claims that the workers transported patients via ambulance for weekly dialysis treatments "who clearly did not need ambulance transport."

The U.S. Attorney's Office says the employees who helped with the transports created false records, some saying patients were put on a stretcher to get into the ambulance when they walked to it instead.

Due to the settlement, the employees involved will have to pay between $2,000 and $5,000, based on their ability to pay.

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