Ambulance companies and patients entwined in Medicare fraud investigations

Ambulance fraud investigations are going after patients that took kickbacks from companies that have been convicted of fraud, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Derrick Brown faces six months in prison and three years of supervised released, along with nearly $22,000 in restitution for receiving dialysis transportation and accepting monthly kickbacks from Brotherly Love Amublance even though he could walk. Last year the owner of the ambulance company was sentenced to 64 months in prison for submitting $2 million in false claims for beneficiaries like Brown. His guilty plea adds to string of fraud investigations in Philadelphia that implicate patients who accepted kickbacks from ambulance companies, according to the publication. Article

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