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Novus Doctors, Nurse Found Guilty of Healthcare Fraud

U.S. Attorney’s Office – Northern District of Texas, May 24, 2021

Three medical professionals who helped a local hospice agency scam Medicare have been convicted of healthcare fraud, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah.

On Monday, a federal jury found Novus Health Services Medical Directors Dr. Mark Gibbs and Dr. Laila Hirjee, along with Novus RN Tammie Little, guilty of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud.

Additionally, the jury found Dr. Gibbs guilty of two counts of healthcare fraud and one count of obstruction of justice, Dr. Hirjee guilty of three counts of healthcare fraud and one Title 21 drug offense, and Ms. Little guilty of three counts of healthcare fraud. (Dr. Gibbs was acquitted of one of the three health care fraud counts brought by the government.)

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