NJ - Prosecutors Say Telemed Companies Paid Doctor to Write Compound Rx
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A Burlington, New Jersey, doctor has been charged in a scheme that utilized telemedicine to prescribe medically unnecessary compounded drugs, federal prosecutors announced.
Dr. Bernard Ogon, 45, was arrested Friday and charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud after FBI agents and other federal investigators found that several telemedici...
CA - Construction Company Cited for Fatal Trench Accident
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California’s workplace safety regulator fined a construction company $141,075 for nine violations following an investigation into an April 23 trench accident that killed a worker.
Cal/OSHA said Bay Construction Co., of Oakland, assembled a trench box to install underground pumping equipment at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline. F...
NC - State Marks All-Time Low on Workplace Accident Rate
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Nonfatal workplace injury and illness rates in North Carolina reached an all-time low in 2017, according to a new report from the state Department of Labor.
The overall rate for 2017 was 2.3 cases per 100 full-time workers, part of a steady decline in injuries since 2001, when the rate was 4.8, the department said in a bulletin. The rate is also b...
TX - Fee Guideline Conversion Factors Increased by 1.5%
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The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation announced Monday that it has increased Medical Fee Guideline conversion factors by 1.5%, starting Jan. 1.
The division updates its fee guidelines annually based on the Medicare Economic Index, which accounts for changes in the prices of goods and services used to deliver physician service...