A Texas ambulance company was saved from bankruptcy when a judge ordered the federal government to continue paying the company for Medicare services until an administrative law judge rules on a dispute about overpayments.
Judge Lee Rosenthal of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Oct. 23 issued the preliminary injunction preventing the HHS from recouping Medicare payments from Adams EMS. The recoupment would force the company to shut down, Rosenthal said.
The government conceded that Adams EMS would wait between three and five years for an administrative law judge hearing. Medicare appeals hearings are supposed to...
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