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Pharmacist Convicted in Connection With Deadly Meningitis Outbreak 10/30/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: MA | Segment: Top | 240 | 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 | 866 | 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 | 332 | 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 | 398 | 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 | 207 | 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 | 209 | 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

PTSD Claims Among First Responders Get a Closer Look 10/24/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 975 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California first responders filed 133 claims for post-traumatic stress disorder from 2012 through 2016, according to a new analysis from the Department of Industrial Relations. ...Read More

Proposed Fee Schedule Changes Will Increase Rates About 1% 10/24/2017
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 279 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Michigan state regulators have proposed an update to health care services rules that will modestly increase costs, but maintain maximum reimbursement rates at approximately 130% of Medicare rates. ...Read More

Premium Credit Program Launched for Employers in Apprenticeship Programs 10/20/2017
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 428 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Wisconsin has launched a premium-credit program for businesses that employ apprentices though the state’s Registered Apprenticeship Program, the commissioner of insurance and Department of Workforce Development announced Thursday. ...Read More

Parks Officer Can't Get Retirement Benefits From Police & Fire Retirement System 10/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a park police officer was not entitled to performance of duty or accidental disability retirement benefits because he was not a member of the New York State and Local Police & Fire Retirement System. ...Read More
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