Sunday, September 23, 2012
Over $2.5 Million in fraudulent claims
Its just as amazing that they got caught.
Ambulance service administrators face federal charges
By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News
Two long-time ambulance service administrators in Medina County were arrested Friday, along with a billing firm's owner, on federal charges of health care fraud, conspiracy and theft.
Mike W. Farris and Sherry J. Trouten are accused of corruptly using their positions at Medina Valley EMS in Castroville and Community EMS in Hondo to secretly divert service calls to Tejas Ambulance, which Farris established in 2011.
Since Tejas was not authorized initially to seek Texas Medicaid or federal Medicare reimbursements, the indictment says, Trouten and Farris corruptly used the credentials of Community EMS and Medina Valley EMS to fraudulently obtain government reimbursement for Tejas runs and for services never provided.
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