Hospice Administrator Sentenced


Antonio Olivera was sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay $2,193,914 in restitution for his role in a multimillion dollar hospice fraud scheme. He admitted that he and others paid illegal kickbacks to patient recruiters for the referral of hospice beneficiaries. When clinical staff determined beneficiary referrals did not qualify to receive hospice services, he overruled those determinations and caused the beneficiaries to be put on hospice anyway. Read a story from Hospice News and a Department of Justice press release.




SMP Resource Center products often contain links to copyrighted material. The SMP Resource Center is providing these links as a convenience and for informational purposes in our efforts to report and educate on Medicare fraud; they do not constitute a guarantee, endorsement, or approval by SMP of any of the information available on the external site. SMP bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. If you have any questions or concerns about the links provided, please contact the SMP Center at nliebau@smpresource.org.