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FDA Eyes Mandatory Opioid Training for Prescribers 07/14/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 781 | 0 | Popular with Legal
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb wants to expand training available to doctors on opioid prescribing — and is even considering mandatory opioid education for prescribers. ...Read More

Feds: Doctors Ran Pill Mill So Potent, Addicts Called It 'The Candy Shop' 07/14/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 594 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Federal prosecutors accuse two Connecticut doctors of writing narcotics prescriptions for drug dealers in exchange for cash, billing Medicaid for more than $4 million worth of patient care that never was never given and running a pill mill out of their Norwalk urgent care clinic that local a...Read More

Firefighter Dismissed After Workers' Comp Claim Investigation 07/13/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 496 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Hartford's fire department has dismissed a firefighter after an investigation into suspected workers' compensation fraud, the Hartford Courant reported Tuesday. ...Read More

First Responders Denied Benefits Ask 9th COA to Clarify Angelotti Decision 07/12/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1276 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A group of first responders are appealing a series of trial court orders dismissing their allegations that two California cities conspired with third-party administrators to withhold workers’ compensation benefits and are asking the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to clarify its 2015...Read More

Feds Secure Plea Deals From Five Defendants in Kickback Cases 07/11/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 4216 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has more names to move from the list of indicted providers to the list of convicted providers as prosecutors in Southern California have quietly secured pleas from defendants accused of defrauding Medicare and federal workers’ compensat...Read More

First Responders Hail New Law That Compensates Them for PTSD 07/10/2017
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 609 | 0 | Popular with Legal
First responders are applauding a new state law that compensates them for mental illnesses not connected to physical injuries. ...Read More

Former Officer Accused of Shooting Self, Claiming Comp Benefits 07/07/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 590 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former officer with the Newcomerstown Police Department is facing charges for allegedly shooting himself but claiming he was shot in the line of duty, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said. ...Read More

Feds Probe Developer for Reportedly Hiring Subcontractors That Misclassified Workers 07/07/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 1258 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Miami’s largest developer lowered its costs to build an affordable-housing project by hiring subcontractors who misclassified workers as independent contractors and failed to pay for workers’ compensation coverage and employment taxes, a newspaper reported Thursday. ...Read More

Formulary Rules Still in Development as Implementation Deadline Passes 07/06/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1244 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation was still working on revisions to formulary rules proposed in March as the July 1 implementation deadline set by California lawmakers came and went. ...Read More

Fee Schedules Reduce Payments for Hospital Outpatient Surgeries, WCRI Finds 06/30/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 695 | 0 | Popular with Legal
States without a workers’ compensation fee schedule generally paid more for hospital outpatient surgeries, according to a new report, but of five reimbursement models studied, the lack of a fee schedule wasn’t necessarily the worst. ...Read More
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