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Rural/Metro to pay $3 million to settle federal lawsuit

Created: 12/27/2013 5:22 PM WHEC.com

The city of Rochester's ambulance service will be paying up nearly $3 million to settle a federal lawsuit. It claimed Rural/Metro defrauded Medicare.

Federal officials accused the company of billing Medicare for transporting people during non-emergency situations. Rural/Metro doesn't admit to any wrongdoing and simply says the settlement is a way to avoid a costly court battle.

The $2.8 million payout will not affect the company's restructuring after filing for bankruptcy protection this year.

 



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