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Pain Doctor's Plea Agreement Would Require 10 Years' Probation, No Prison Time 11/06/2017
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 312 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Central Indiana pain-management physician has moved to plead guilty to possession of narcotics, insurance fraud, Medicaid fraud and issuing an invalid prescription.  ...Read More

Physician Payments Lower Than in Region, Country 11/03/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 276 | 0 | Popular with Legal
North Carolina’s physician payments as a percentage of Medicare reimbursements were lower than for the region and nationally last year, a National Council on Compensation Insurance study shows. ...Read More

Proposed Rules Would Increase Fees for PBMs, Establish Appeals Process 11/02/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Pharmacy benefit managers that do business in Oregon will have to pay higher fees to the state and comply with an appeals process to resolve reimbursement disputes under rules proposed by the state Department of Financial Services.  ...Read More

Providers Must Register for Authorization to Treat Workers 11/02/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 244 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Board has initiated a registration process to update and maintain its current list of medical providers who are authorized to treat injured workers. ...Read More

Pharmacist Convicted in Connection With Deadly Meningitis Outbreak 10/30/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: MA | Segment: Top | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A second New England Compounding Center pharmacist has been acquitted of murder but convicted of fraud and racketeering for his role in a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed dozens and sickened more than 750. ...Read More

Pain Doctor Pleads Guilty to Accepting Kickbacks From Insys Therapeutics 10/27/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 875 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former pain management doctor pleaded guilty to health care fraud and conspiracy to receive kickbacks in exchange for prescribing a pain spray that contained the highly addictive opioid fentanyl, ...Read More

Presentation of Evidence of Plaintiff's Comp Claim Wasn't Reversible Error 10/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 339 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alaska Supreme Court ruled that a trial judge did not commit reversible error by allowing a jury in a personal injury action to hear evidence about the plaintiff’s prior workers’ compensation claim.   ...Read More

Physician Accreditation Rules Take Effect Jan. 1 10/26/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 406 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Doctors seeking authorization to evaluate and rate impairments will have to pass an exam to demonstrate an understanding of the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation’s rules as well as the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, unde...Read More

Physician Consents to Conditions to End Investigation 10/26/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state Workers’ Compensation Board has temporarily suspended the treating privileges of New York City Dr. Amr A. El Sanduby following an investigation by the New York State Department of Health’s Board for Professional Conduct. ...Read More

Physician Surrenders Authorization to Treat Injured Workers 10/25/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Horseheads physician has resigned his authorization to treat injured workers after the state Board for Professional Medical Conduct charged him with negligence on more than one occasion, and failure to maintain records. ...Read More
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