Defraud Medicare? Ambulance Company Owner Finds out What Happens

The owner of a Bucks County ambulance company was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty for his role in defrauding the Medicare program.

Nazariy Kmet, 37, of Jamison, Pa, was co-owner and the president of Life Support Corp., an ambulance company in Feasterville, Pa. Kmet pleaded guilty in November to health care fraud conspiracy and paying kickbacks.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office had earlier charged Life Support of Feasterville, Pa., and its owners and a manager with transporting patients who were ineligible for ambulance services under Medicare rules because they could travel safely by other means to medical appointments. The defendants were also involved in paying kickbacks to ineligible patients so they would agree to continue to be transported by Life Support ambulances.

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