Video: Investigation Of Philadelphia Ambulance Fraud Grows

Typical ride to a medical center in an ambulance could cost $450.

 

 
 
 

| Thursday, March 17, 2011


PHILADELPHIA - When investigators talk about fraud in the taxpayer-funded health-care programs, they use the letter "B" for billions.

For months Fox 29 has been on the hunt for it in the Philadelphia area in the ambulance business.

In part 1 of a two-part report, Jeff Cole looks at walkers, front-seat riders who are patients who shouldn't even be on-board an ambulance, and asking who's trying to stop it.

Earlier: Four Pennsylvania Ambulance Operators Indicted For Fraud

For example, a typical ride to a medical center in an ambulance could cost $450, with all the money potentially being billed to Medicare.




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