More charges in Texas hospital fraud case

The administrator of several hospitals owned by a Texas physician under indictment for federal fraud and identity theft charges is now being accused of breaking federal law himself, according to the Dallas Morning News. Joe White, who once served as administrator for several of Tariq Mahmood's hospitals, is now facing federal charges that he falsely certified Shelby Regional Medical Center in East Texas was eligible to receive federal stimulus funds because it had switched to an electronic medical records system. In reality, the hospital was still using paper records. White is also accused of stealing an employee's identity and falsely providing samples of digitized records in order to qualify for the funds. White faces as much as seven years in prison if convicted. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare



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