Ex-Hospice supervisor pleads guilty in $60M fraud scheme

Posted at 10:22 AM, Jun 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-16 11:22:44-04

DALLAS (AP) – A former hospice nursing supervisor in North Texas has pleaded guilty to her role in a $60 million health care fraud scheme that prosecutors allege involved overdosing patients for profit.

Jessica Love pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud as part of a plea agreement filed Monday. Love worked as a registered nurse case manager and regional director for Frisco-based Novus Health Services, which shut down several years ago amid the federal investigation.

Court documents show Love participated in the over-medication of two patients, who died from the high dosages. She’s facing up to ten years in prison.

Love is expected to testify against other defendants charged in the FBI investigation. Court documents outline a scheme to bill Medicare more for "continuous care" and overmedicate patients to "hasten their deaths."

The federal trial is scheduled for January.

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