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DWC Disciplines Compound Prescribers; Rules in the Pipeline

By Jim Sams (Senior Editor)

Friday, November 10, 2017 | 806 | 0 | 0 min read

AUSTIN, Texas — Seven out of 10 physicians who were audited as part of a Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation review of high-volume compound drug prescribers have signed consent orders agreeing to pay fines ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Ryan Brannan said Thursday. Compounds were a large part of the discussion during the Insurance Council of Texas’ annual Workers’ Compensation Conference at the Omni Hotel Southpark in Austin. What payers see as a loophole in Texas statutes that allows doctors to prescribe compound medic...

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