- Source: ZOLL Data Blog
- Published: 11/16/2016
In September 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued a report, “Inappropriate Payments and Questionable Billing for Medicare Part B Ambulance Transports,” which looked at claims data for 7.3 million ambulance transports furnished during the first half of 2012. The OIG reviewed this claims data to determine whether claims were billed appropriately to the Medicare program. The results found that Medicare paid:
- $24.2 million for ambulance transports that did not meet certain Medicare requirements. This included transports to a non-covered destination, as well as transports to a covered destination but where the level of service was inappropriate.