How Doctors & Hospitals Contribute to Medicare Transportation Fraud

Posted by John Bush on 5/19/16 10:24 AM

Last month we wrote an article here on our blog explaining how ambulance companies commit Medicare fraud. It outlined the different schemes that some non-emergency companies pull---and what CMS is doing to try to stop them.

After it went live, we received a ton of feedback from medical professionals around the country. More than 28,000 visitors viewed the post --- and it clearly struck a chord. Many readers (especially EMS workers) mentioned that they had personally witnessed some of the schemes mentioned in the post.

Others pointed out a different but related issue --- that discharge personnel at hospitals and skilled nursing facilities that arrange transportation services for patients are often unknowingly contributing to this type of fraud. We thought it would be a good idea to write a follow-up post looking into some of these claims. 

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Tags: Medicare Fraud, Hospitals, Patient Discharge

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