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The Patriot-News: Harrisburg ambulance firm owner pleads guilty in alleged $740K Medicare fraud case

 

The owner of a Harrisburg ambulance services company pleads guilty after facing indictments related to illegal billing.

From The Patriot-News:

…Sivchuk was indicted for allegedly billing Medicare illegally for non-emergency transports of Medicare clients to dialysis treatment centers. The claims were fraudulent, because the patients were ambulatory and the ambulance rides weren’t necessary, Smith said.

He said investigators determined that Sivchuk sent doctored trip sheets with forged signatures to Medicare for reimbursement.

The terms of Sivchuk’s plea agreement call for Conner to determine the loss to Medicare. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Douglas Daniel told Conner the government can document a $740,000 loss.

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