This ambulance compliance program guidance is intended as a resource for ambulance suppliers to decrease the incidence of fraud and abuse as well as errors that might occur due to inadequate training or inadvertent noncompliance. We encourage ambulance suppliers to scrutinize their internal practices to ensure the development of a comprehensive compliance program.
Compliance programs should reflect each ambulance supplier’s individual and unique circumstances. It has been the OIG’s experience that those health care providers and suppliers that have developed compliance programs not only better understand applicable federal health care program requirements, but also their own internal operations. We are hopeful that this guidance will be a valuable tool in the development and continuation of ambulance suppliers’ compliance programs.