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Justice Dept.: Pain Management Clinic Owner's Nephew Was Part of Medicare Fraud Scheme 09/30/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 439 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 309 min read
Federal prosecutors indicted a New England pain management clinic owner's nephew for his role in a Medicare scam that involved directing workers in Egypt to falsify medical records. ...Read More

Judge Sets Trial Dates in Pacific Hospital Cases as More Settlements Come In 09/29/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1333 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
State Compensation Insurance Fund’s long-running civil cases alleging kickbacks for patient referrals to Pacific Hospital of Long Beach are winding to a close, with two more doctors agreeing to settlements and a federal judge setting trial dates. ...Read More

Journal Article Makes Case for PT Provided by Physician Practice 09/29/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 386 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Authors of an article in this month’s edition of AAOS Now, a publication of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, have fired back at critics of physician-owned physical therapy services. ...Read More

Jason Cohen Promoted to Divisional President of Strategic Comp 09/22/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 430 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Great American Insurance Group has announced the promotion of Jason M. Cohen to divisional president of Strategic Comp, a workers’ comp insurer operating in 24 states. ...Read More

Judge Laureen Van Norman to Retire After 23 Years 09/22/2016
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 466 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court is seeking applications to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Laureen K. Van Norman. ...Read More

Judge Can't Order Attorney to File Motion for Fees After Dismissal of Client's Case 09/12/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 935 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal last week ruled that a judge of compensation claims could not compel a claimants' attorney to submit a verified motion for fees and costs after the claimant's case was dismissed. ...Read More

Johns Hopkins Finds 2,000% Markups Common Among Hospitals 09/12/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 943 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Hospitals are setting prices for some services at more than 20 times their actual cost, simply because they are in a position to do so, according to a study by Johns Hopkins University published in the journal Health Affairs. ...Read More

Janitor Gets Benefits for Inexplicably Fractured Toes 08/29/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 713 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a school janitor was entitled to benefits after she broke her toes, without any apparent reason, while walking down a hallway. ...Read More

Judge Rejects Uber's 'Inadequate' $84M to $100M Settlement With Drivers 08/22/2016
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 562 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A U.S. District Judge in San Francisco rejected Uber's proposed $84 million to $100 million settlement to a class action suit last week, calling it unfair to the 385,000 California and Massachusetts drivers represented. ...Read More

Judge Says Air Ambulance Fee Disputes Don't Belong in Federal Court System 08/18/2016
State: TX | Segment: Top | 1656 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A federal trial judge in Texas has booted from his court room lawsuits involving the ability of the state to regulate the prices charged by two air ambulance providers. ...Read More
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