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January 30, 2018

Posted  April 30, 2018

Tampa’s largest ambulance providers AmeriCare Ambulance Service, Inc. and its sister company AmeriCare ALS, Inc. agreed to pay roughly $5.5 million to settle claims they violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for medically unnecessary ambulance transportation services. The allegations originated in a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by former AmeriCare employee Ernest Sharp. He will receive a whistleblower award of roughly $1.15 million from the proceeds of the government’s recovery. DOJ (MDFL)

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