Lucas County Ambulette Company Owes $137,000
Columbus – More than 200 billing errors made by TLC Transportation (Lucas County) resulted in overpayments from the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM), according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.
“Billing for public dollars requires accuracy.” Auditor Yost said. “There’s no room for flexibility.”
Auditors reviewed the company’s billing practices from January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2011. During the period, TLC Transportation received reimbursements from ODM, totaling more than $1.3 million, for 45,698 ambulette transports.
Errors resulting in overpayments included:
- 106 attendant transports without any supporting documentation;
- 43 transports without a valid Certificate of Medical Necessity;
- 28 transports without proper documentation;
- 22 transports not covered by ODM; and
- 3 transports provided by an ineligible driver.
Combined with interest in the amount of $9,997.63, TLC Transportation owes Ohio Medicaid $137,012.39.
A full copy of this audit may be accessed online.
The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,800 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Dave Yost, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies and promotes transparency in government.