EMStar Shines After $2.5M Investment

March 15, 2012 – In The News
Philadelphia Business Journal
Ely Goldin, a partner in the firm’s Blue Bell office, commented on private ambulance companies that have come under increased scrutiny by the Health and Human Services and Justice Departments, which have established task forces to investigate fraudulent business practices.

Goldin, a former EMT, explained “new regulations have come into effect over the last year or two because of the rampant overbilling by the commercial ambulance companies.” The improper billing schemes come “in all shapes and sizes,” and the most common is transporting kidney disease patients to dialysis centers who don’t need ambulance transportation. According to Goldin, the crackdown is succeeding in getting rid of “fly-by-night” companies. “They [the investigative task forces] are cleansing a market that is oversaturated.”