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Doctors, Insurance Groups OK With Planned Prescribing Audits 04/05/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 312 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 106 min read
A plan by the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation to audit physicians' prescribing habits in coming months is not such a bitter pill to swallow, and is in line with the state's vaunted efforts to curb opioid abuse, physician and insurance groups said. ...Read More

DWC Adopts Rules Simplifying Notice Requirements 04/05/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 185 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation announced Wednesday that it has adopted regulations that eliminate and update reporting and notification requirements, and finalized associated forms. ...Read More

Dental Hygienist Sentenced After Receiving Benefits While Working 04/03/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 175 | 0 | Popular with Other | 117 min read
A dental hygienist in Lynnwood has been sentenced to community service after admitting she lied when she claimed she wasn’t working while receiving workers’ comp benefits. ...Read More

Doctor Pleads Guilty to Prescription Fraud Charges 04/02/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 314 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A doctor indicted last year on 14 prescription drug fraud charges pleaded guilty to charges of promoting a dangerous drug and promoting a harmful drug, the ...Read More

Doctor Suspended After Patient Dies 04/02/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 466 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board has suspended a physician after he reportedly sent a heart patient home without adequate treatment. The patient was found dead later that day, according to a bulleti...Read More
Division Revises Hospital, ASC Fee Schedule 03/30/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 285 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 130 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation revised the hospital outpatient department and ambulatory surgical center section of its Official Medical Fee Schedule to adopt changes made by Medicare. The DWC said in a ...Read More
DWC Updates Durable Medical Equipment Section of Fee Schedule 03/29/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 268 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation incorporated into the durable medical equipment section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule changes that were made in the Medicare payment system. The division ...Read More

DIR, Chiropractor Answer 4th DCA's Questions About Lien Stay 03/28/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1255 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
The California law automatically staying liens filed by or on behalf of criminally charged providers is essentially a hybrid of civil and criminal asset forfeiture without any due process protections, according to a chiropractor challenging the constitutionality of the statute. ...Read More

DWC Suspends 27 Providers 03/28/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1535 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation suspended 27 additional providers, including 10 the agency says participated in a scheme to defraud the Medi-Cal program. ...Read More

DIR Moving to New Location in Las Vegas 03/28/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 139 min read
The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations is moving its Las Vegas office in May. The division said it will close its office in the suburb of Hend...Read More
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