One of Nation’s Largest Ambulance Company Pays $9 Million for False Claims

American Medical Response (AMR), based in Greenwood, Colorado and considered one of the largest U.S. ambulance providers has paid the United States over $9 million to resolve claims that the company violated the False Claims Act by providing illegal inducements to hospitals in Texas in exchange for referrals. These swapping arrangements gave the medical facilities discounts on transports in exchange for the referral of ambulance transports of patients being discharged from the hospitals, which were billed to Medicare. Two former employees of AMR blew the whistle and will each receive $1,620,000 as the result of the settlement.

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