Transportation Service Provider Owner Pleads Guilty to Multi-Million Dollar Medicaid Fraud Scheme

HARRISBURG, PA — Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that Rex Barr, owner of Rides Your Way, a non-medical transportation service provider, pleaded guilty Friday to being involved in a scheme to charge Pennsylvanians for non-medical transportation plans that were not medically necessary. He is one of four defendants charged for participating in this scam.

“The defendant took advantage of a program meant to help sick, elderly, and disabled Pennsylvanians,” said AG Shapiro. “His scheme caused the Commonwealth’s Medicaid program to be billed extraordinary sums for unnecessary transportation services, with each ride costing taxpayers thousands of dollars. [This] guilty plea holds him accountable for his crimes.”

The Office of Attorney General began investigating these individuals in 2019, after the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and a managed care organization separately reported that multiple service coordination agencies were billing large amounts of money for services never provided.

Source: Transportation Service Provider Owner Pleads Guilty to Multi-Million Dollar Medicaid Fraud Scheme / MyChesCo

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