Doctors Sentenced to a Combined 23 Years in Prison

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Two doctors who helped hospice agency Novus Health Services scam Medicare were sentenced to a combined 23 years in prison for health care fraud and ordered to pay more than $44 million in restitution combined. A nurse was sentenced to 33 months. A jury trial revealed that the doctors would certify that they had examined patients face-to-face when no such examinations had occurred. Read a story from D Magazine and a Department of Justice press release.

Read a related story about the Novus CEO. 



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