More Fraud in Healthcare–this time from a Hospice Nurse

Sick of Fraud

By   /   January 9, 2015  /   Comments Off

Hospice programs offer medical services and emotional support to patients who are facing the end of their life. Hospice workers are required to be licensed and certified in order to provide this specialized care. (Obviously, you wouldn’t want someone who is not qualified to administer your end-of-life care plan. The point is to stick around as long as possible, not exit this world early because of a caretaker’s mistake.) An article published in The Dallas Morning News follows the story of a woman who stole the identity of a registered nurse and used it to get a job as a hospice worker at eight different hospice companies over a three-year period of time.

The story states that the woman did apply to take a nursing exam, but her application was rejected because the university where her coursework was supposedly completed was not accredited. Since she was unable to obtain a medical license the correct way, she stole the driver’s license, Social Security number and other personally identifiable information of another woman who happened to be a registered nurse.

See more on this story at watchdog.org

http://watchdog.org/191846/sick-of-fraud/?roi=echo3-24451127512-24810895-b274f1b36e53245e488301658820784d

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