16 Charged in $60 Million Hospice Scheme

March 8, 2017

According to the indictment, medical directors would sign certificates of terminal illness indicating that a beneficiary was eligible for hospice services regardless of whether this was true or not; beneficiaries would be placed on continuous care whether or not they needed it; and, while on continuous care, beneficiaries would receive high doses of Schedule II controlled medications whether or not they needed them. There were instances when these excessive dosages resulted in serious bodily injury or death to beneficiaries. To read a Justice Department press release, click here. To read a news story, click here.
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