HPTY Files Federal Lawsuit in California on Behalf of Ambulance Companies
Kevin Warren Quoted in EMS Insider Article
Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young’s Los Angeles office recently filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of 26 ambulance service providers located across the state. The lawsuit asserts that the state’s Medi-Cal (Medicaid) program violates the ambulance service providers’ constitutional rights by reimbursing providers at approximately 20% of the actual cost to provide patient transport.
The EMS Insider featured an article on the lawsuit titled “Federal Lawsuit Asserts Violation of Ambulance Providers’ Constitutional Rights.” HPTY attorney Kevin Warren was quoted throughout the article. Some of the 26 ambulance service providers are “teetering on financial disaster because they’re not able to recuperate the cost of providing the service,” Warren said. “When you compound that with more and more requirements to serve more people at a 20% reimbursement rate, it will most likely cause quite a few of these ambulance providers to go out of business.”
The article was featured in the September 2010 edition of the EMS Insider, Volume 37, Number 9. The publisher is Elsevier Public Safety.