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First Doctor Caught in Opioid Dragnet Faces Mountain of New Charges 08/03/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A Pittsburgh grand jury has re-indicted a holistic pain-management physician on charges of fraudulently prescribing opioid drugs and submitting false claims to workers' compensation carriers. ...Read More

Firefighter Accused of Falsifying Injury Claim 08/03/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 269 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
A Pennsylvania firefighter faces misdemeanor charges for allegedly lying to his superiors and police about being hit by a pickup while on duty, according to a report by ...Read More

Full and Final Settlements Allowed Starting Friday 08/02/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: AZ | Segment: Top | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Starting Friday, Arizona insurers and claimants can enter into “full and final” settlements on accepted claims. ...Read More

Formulary, Disfigurement Bills Die as Legislature Adjourns 08/02/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MA | Segment: Top | 460 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
It was no Cinderella story. Rep. Sean Garb...Read More

FBI Raids Next Health Offices in Kickback Scheme Investigation 08/02/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 823 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 119 min read
Federal agents last week raided the corporate offices of a pharmacy network that has been the subject of a fraud investigation and whose owners are charged in a kickback scheme. ...Read More

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Corruption, Patronage in Chicago's Workers' Compensation Program 08/01/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 330 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
It reads like a movie script about the notorious patronage system that's alleged to have been at the heart of Chicago politics for generations.  ...Read More

Five Deaths in Explosion Bring $118K in Penalties 08/01/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
An investigation launched after five workers were killed at an Oklahoma oil drilling site resulted in citations against three companies, and proposed penalties totaling $188,643, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. ...Read More

Feds Eye Revamp of Stark, Anti-Kickback Laws to Facilitate Value-Based Care 07/31/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 829 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Revisions to the federal anti-kickback statute, and restrictions on physician self-referral, may be on the way as officials take a look at whether the laws are hindering medical providers’ ability to offer value-based care. ...Read More

Fewer Applicants for Comp Court Reflects Low Pay, Judge Says 07/31/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 544 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Applicants for vacant compensation judge positions in Florida include a former attorney for Liberty Mutual Insurance, a lawyer for self-insured employers, a couple of claimants' lawyers and two mediators for the court. ...Read More

Fraudster Must Repay All TTD Received After Investigators Spotted Him at Work 07/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1257 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
A California appellate court upheld a restitution order against a worker requiring that he repay his employer’s comp carrier for the entire amount of temporary total disability benefits he received after investigators discovered he had been working. ...Read More
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