Doctor gets prison time in hospice fraud investigation

From Fierce Healthcare, “doctor was sentenced to 39 months in federal prison and ordered to pay almost $2 million in restitution to the Medicare program for fraudulently referring patients to hospice.  admitted to referring patients who were not appropriate for hospice care to the Milestone Hospice and Sandanna Hospice, which led to more than $1.9 million in Medicare payments to the two agencies.”

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