Monday, October 18, 2021
60 F
Fort Worth

16 with a North Texas hospice accused of $60M Medicare fraud

🕐 1 min read

DALLAS (AP) — A federal indictment charges 16 people affiliated with a North Texas hospice of rigging patient care and record-keeping, including administering drug overdoses, fraudulently reaping $60 million in Medicare payments.

A Justice Department statement says a federal grand jury in Dallas indicted the 16 on single counts each of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Two also are charged with at least one other conspiracy-related count.

The indictment alleges the 16 affiliated with Novus Health Services in Frisco, Texas, falsely certified as terminal patients who didn’t have terminal illnesses, qualifying them for continuous care whether the patient needed it or not. Those patients would be given large doses of morphine or other opiates, whether the painkillers were needed or not.

A message left with Novus drew no response.

Related Articles

Our Digital Sponsors

Latest Articles

Texas Rangers
Fort Worth Business Press Logo
This advertisement will close in
Click here to continue to Fort Worth Business Press

Not ready to subscribe?

Try a few articles on us.

Enter your email address and we will give you access to three articles a month, to give us a try. You also get an opportunity to receive our newsletter with stories of the day.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Get our email updates

Stay up-to-date with the issues, companies and people that matter most to business in the Fort Worth.

  • Restaurants
  • Technology
  • and more!

FWBP Morning Brief

FWBP 5@5

Weekend Newsletter

  • Banking & Finance
  • Culture
  • Real Estate