Audit Trails for Ambulance Billings Difficult to Track

The Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general’s office casts some doubt on the validity of roughly $30 million in billings for ambulance transports in the first half of 2012, according to comments made in a recent audit. With 20% of ambulance companies nationwide having questionable billings, and with some geographic areas identified as fraud-prone, Medicare has been prodded to exercise legal authority for documentation requirements prior to the processing of claims. The details of the audit are highlighted in an article posted today on cbsnews.com. Read the article here…

 

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