Hospice Nurse Expected to Plead Guilty

November 6, 2018

The SMP National Resource Center reported in May that a Texas health care executive admitted to playing a role in a $60 million Medicare fraud scheme that included overdosing hospice patients to hasten their deaths. The director of nursing has reached an agreement to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. She acknowledges she falsified documents and changed patients' care status without a doctor's oversight. She also earned money for each patient she recruited to hospice care even though the patients weren't always eligible for services. Read a news story.
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