Attorney General James Orders 78 Transport Providers to Immediately Stop Endangering New Yorkers

Posted to Applied Web NY on Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:47

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today ordered 78 medical transportation companies and providers of transportation services to Medicaid recipients in and around Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse to immediately cease and desist conducting prohibited group rides. A statewide investigation, conducted by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, revealed that dozens of transportation providers have failed to follow the state’s requirements explicitly prohibiting medical transportation providers from conducting medical transports with more than one occupant per vehicle. Despite the prohibition, these providers have continued to conduct group rides, which often involve transporting multiple individuals to medical appointments or clinics.