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July 7, 2016

Posted  July 7, 2016

A Bedford-based transportation service provider has agreed to pay more than $700,000 to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims to the state’s Medicaid program (MassHealth) for medically unnecessary wheelchair van rides, Massachusetts announced. It also allegedly submitted claims for services that should have been provided at a lower cost through a MassHealth transportation broker. The AG’s investigation revealed that REM Transportation Services, LLC (REM) submitted the false claims from January 5, 2010 to December 31, 2014. Many of the MassHealth members allegedly receiving the rides were ambulatory and did not use wheelchairs or need assistance, as required under MassHealth regulations. MA

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