Corryton woman indicted for "doctor shopping"

A Corryton woman is accused of visiting several doctors within a 30-day period in order to get prescriptions for the same or similar drugs and letting TennCare pay for it.

Nancy Hrsley (Courtesy: Office of Inspector General)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Corryton woman is accused of visiting several doctors within a 30-day period in order to get prescriptions for the same or similar drugs and letting TennCare pay for it.

Nancy Horsley is charged with six counts of TennCare fraud for "doctor shopping," the Office of the Inspector General announced on Monday.

"We are enthused with the response we’ve received from physicians across the state in support of cracking down on people who try to ‘doctor shop’,” Inspector General Deborah Faulkner said. “Before the ‘doctor shopping’ law, physicians’ hands were tied and now they’re calling us, often as soon as the patient leaves the office.”

Horsley could face up to two years in prison for each charge, the OIG said.


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