Federal agents on Tuesday raided the offices of ProCare Mobile Response, a Los Angeles-based ambulance company that was named earlier this year as an alleged co-conspirator in a whistleblower lawsuit claiming that an illegal kickback scheme bilked millions of dollars from Medicare and Medi-Cal.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that their agents participated in the raid on ProCare’s headquarters in execution of a federal search warrant.
Neither would comment on the details of their investigation, and a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney General’s Office in L.A. said the search warrant was under seal.
A spokesman for the Office of the Inspector General said a “large majority” of cases investigated by his agency involve “waste, fraud and abuse” in Medicare and Medicaid, the two largest government health insurance programs. … (Continued...)