Whistleblower Suit Results in Georgia Hospital paying more than $2.5 million to settle allegations of inflated bills and unnecessary ambulance trips.

The Medical Center, Navicent Health has agreed to pay more than $2.5 million to settle allegations that it submitted bills for ambulance trips that were either inflated or medically unnecessary.

The settlement follows a 27-month investigation — prompted by a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former Navicent paramedic — of the hospital’s ambulance billing practices and allegations that it violated the False Claims and Georgia False Medicaid Claims acts, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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