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Westchester Transportation Company Settles $400K Medicaid Case

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a $400,000 Medicaid settlement with Westchester company 4J's Transportation on July 6.
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a $400,000 Medicaid settlement with Westchester company 4J's Transportation on July 6. Photo Credit: File photo

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- The state of New York and 4J’s Transportation, Inc., have reached a settlement over undocumented services and potential Medicaid fraud.

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced on July 6 a $400,000 settlement with the Westchester County-based transportation company.  Owner James Herring and 4J’s will repay Medicaid $316,991 for unsupported billings, including $84,072 in interest.

The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit found that, between January 2005 and August 2011, 4J’s billed Medicaid for services, but failed to provide the required records to establish that the services were, in fact provided, said the New York Attorney General’s Office in a statement.

“Providers must be able to properly document services for which they received payment from Medicaid,” said Attorney General Schneiderman in a statement. “Doing otherwise drains Medicaid of precious resources, and my office will steadfastly guard New York taxpayer dollars expended to ensure quality care to those most in need.”

The state was represented by Special Assistant Attorney General Anne Jardine, Regional Director of the Pearl River Regional Office of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

The case was investigated by Principal Special Auditor Investigator Lora Pomponio, Special Auditor Investigator Christopher Giacoia and Senior Special Investigator Frank DiChiaro, with the assistance of Regional Chief Auditor John Regan, Supervising Investigator Peter Markiewicz and Deputy Chief Investigator Kenneth Morgan.

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