Nurse Practitioner Convicted of Health Care Fraud
Update: Sherley L. Beaufils was sentenced to 87 months in prison. She was also ordered to pay more than $1.6 million in restitution and to serve three years of supervised release after completion of her prison term. Read a Department of Justice press release and a story from The Charlotte Observer.
Nurse practitioner Sherley L. Beaufils faces substantial time in federal prison after a jury found her guilty of health care fraud, aggravated identity theft, and other counts in a multimillion-dollar telemedicine fraud scheme. As described in court documents and testimony, Beaufils facilitated orders for more than 3,000 orthotic braces that generated more than $3 million in fraudulent or excessive charges to Medicare. She signed her name to fake medical records in which she falsely claimed she provided examinations of patients. She also created orders for orthotic braces for patients she never met or spoke with – including a knee brace for an amputee and a back brace for a recently deceased patient. Read a story from Becker’s Hospital Review and a Department of Justice press release.
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