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Former hospital chief to plead guilty in insurance scheme


September 29, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former hospital chief executive has agreed to plead guilty to participating in a scheme to submit millions of dollars in fraudulent reimbursement claims to insurance companies for a 15-bed hospital in north-central Missouri.

David Lane Byrns, the ex-chief executive of Putnam County Memorial Hospital, was charged Friday with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. An 11-page information alleges Byrns submitted fraudulent reimbursement claims on laboratory tests on behalf of patients who never visited the 15-bed critical care facility in Unionville, about 150 miles...

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