The saga of former Shelby Regional Medical Center CFO Joe White, who was found guilty of fraud for falsifying meaningful use records, ended this week when he was sentenced to 23 months in prison.
White and former Shelby CEO Tariq Mahmood, M.D. were found guilty of falsifying meaningful use attestation records to receive $17 million in payments. White was also ordered to pay $4.4 million back in restitution to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Mahmood was tried separately and found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud.