Auditor: Darke Co. ambulance company over-billed Medicaid by $448,000



A Darke County ambulance company over-billed Medicaid by $448,000, according to a state audit released this week, illustrating Ohio’s ongoing efforts to tamp down a problem previously exposed by the I-Team.

The state audit found that Integrity Ambulance Service lacked the proper paperwork to justify hundreds of transports from July 2011 through June 2014. The company is ordered to repay the state $478,094, with interest.

“Rules governing the use of Medicaid wheelchair van services are designed to ensure patient safety and proper reimbursements,” Ohio Auditor Dave Yost said. “Complying with driver qualifications, service documentation and service authorization, among other requirements, are non-negotiable.”

An I-Team investigation in 2014 revealed that dozens of ambulance companies were accused of over-billing Medicaid more than $10 million in recent years, and one mechanism meant to spot fraud routinely failed.

Since then, state officials have implemented new efforts to spot fraud in ambulette companies and other Medicaid providers that identified hundreds of rules violations last year.


Reader Comments


Next Up in News

Man reportedly shoots, kills father in Lebanon shooting
Man reportedly shoots, kills father in Lebanon shooting
UPDATE @ 3:02 a.m.A man reportedly shot and killed his father before calling police and confessing Friday night, according to a release from Lebanon...
Parents act fast, disarm son who brought guns to Utah school
Parents act fast, disarm son who brought guns to Utah school
Police are applauding two fast-acting parents, who disarmed their 15-year-old son at a Utah junior high Thursday after they realized the teenager had...
Man arrested in connection with 4 shooting deaths in L.A.
Man arrested in connection with 4 shooting deaths in L.A.
A day after being added to the FBI’s 10 most wanted list, a man suspected in the killing of four people in the West Adams section of Los...
Crews called to shooting reported in Harrison Twp.
Crews called to shooting reported in Harrison Twp.
A gunshot victim was found late Friday night inside a Harrison Twp. apartment.The shooting, reported shortly before midnight, happened in the 3700...
Couple celebrates 70th anniversary with photo shoot
Couple celebrates 70th anniversary with photo shoot
When high school sweethearts Ferris and Margaret Romaire were married on Nov. 24, 1946 in Morgan City, Louisiana, Frankie Carle and His Orchestra was...
More Stories

You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myDaytonDailyNews.com.

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of free premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to myDaytonDailyNews.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myDaytonDailyNews.com.