Station KXAS-TV , NBC 5 in Texas has released a news report based on an FBI affidavit for a search warrant. It says that the owner of a nursing home company regularly directed nurses to overdose hospice patients with drugs including morphine to speed their deaths and maximize profits. The news story says that one text said “you need to make this patient go bye-bye. The company in question is Novus Health Care Services Inc. in Texas.
The same person apparently told health care executives over lunch that he wanted to “find the patients who would due in 24 hours..” Hospice care providers do not necessarily make more money for longer hospice stays due to an aggregator cap which limits Medicare and Medicaid payments. More information is expected to be released on this investigation soon.
Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers.