Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Altru Health System
Current Parent Company: 
Altru Health System
Penalty: 
$300,974
Year: 
2016
Date: 
March 4, 2016
Offense Group: 
healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
HHS civil monetary penalties
Violation Description: 

Altru Health System entered into a $300,974 settlement agreement to resolve allegations that Altru submitted claims to Medicare for: (1) emergency Advanced Life Support ambulance transportation that should have been billed at the lower emergency Basic Life Support rate; (2) duplicate billings; (3) ambulance transportation services that were reimbursable by private insurance; and (4) emergency ambulance transportation services provided to destinations such as skilled nursing facilities and patient residences that should have been billed at the lower non-emergency rate.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Health & Human Services Department Office of Inspector General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
North Dakota
Facility City: 
Grand Forks
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
North Dakota
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
non-profit
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
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Parent company note: 
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