Doctor Convicted of Hospice Fraud

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Update: Nelson was sentenced to five years in prison. Read a story from Hospice News.

A federal jury convicted Scott Nelson of conspiracy to commit health care fraud for his role in referring and certifying patients to hospice who were not terminally ill and should not have been placed on hospice care. In almost all cases, the patients had no idea they were being placed on hospice. Multiple patients testified at trial that Nelson did not explain hospice to them and did not tell them he was referring them to hospice care. Read a story by the Associated Press and a Department of Justice press release.



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