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FBI: Hospice nurses told to overdose patients to speed death
The owner of a Dallas-area hospice ordered nurses to increase drug dosages for patients to speed their deaths and maximize profits, according to an FBI affidavit. A copy of the affidavit for a search warrant obtained by KXAS-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth (http://bit.ly/1VTzfeh ) alleges Brad Harris ordered higher dosages for at least four patients at Novus Health Services in Frisco. It's unclear whether any deaths resulted from...Continue Reading http://www.chron.com
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After seeing both of my parents die slow, horrible deaths from cancer, I couldn't be more in favor of this.
"The document explains that federal reimbursements can diminish the longer a patient receives care. A provider eventually can be forced to return federal payments."
Sounds like a federally invented incentive. You will need to reimburse palliative care expenses because your patient took too long to die. You have been warned about this before. WTF