A clinical social worker will receive $160,000 for filing a whistleblower lawsuit that exposed a fraudulent scheme in which Medicare was improperly billed for routine, non-emergency ambulance transports that were not medically necessary.  According to the allegations in the lawsuit, Williston Rescue Squad, Inc. also created false documents to make the transports appear to meet the Medicare requirements.  In this case, the whistleblower worked at a facility that regularly received patients transported in ambulances operated by Williston Rescue Squad, Inc.  As a result of the efforts of the whistleblower, Williston Rescue Squad, Inc. agreed to pay $800,000 to resolve the allegations.

For more information on this case, click here:  http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/February/13-civ-232.html

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