tci Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement - 2009 Issue 23

INDUSTRY NEWS: Former HealthSouth Exec Must Do Time, Appeals Court Says

$41K a day to maintain Scrushy's yacht -- plus other tidbits from the compliance case that just won't die. Former Chief Information Officer at HealthSouth, Kenneth Livesay should go to prison for his role in HealthSouth's now-legendary $2.7 billion accounting fraud that began brewing in the late 1990s, ruled U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta last week. Livesay, who pleaded guilty in April 2003 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and securities fraud and to falsifying financial information to inflate the company's stock price, was originally sentenced to to six months' housearrest, five years' probation plus...

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