MM Summary- A TX man submitted fake claims for ambulance services that were not provided and stole $664,000 from Medicare and Medicaid.
On January 8, Christopher Reed Freed, 46, was sentenced to 5 years in prison and ordered to pay $244,029.68 in restitution for health care fraud. Freed operated an ambulance service provider located in the Northern District. Freed sought to obtain payment from Medicare for non-emergency ambulance services. As part of the scheme, Freed submitted 754 fraudulent claims to Medicare totaling approximately $664,640. These submitted claims were materially false in that they were for services that were not rendered by Freed. This case was investigated by Health and Human Services – OIG and the Texas OAG Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Smid prosecuted this case.