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Physician Pleads Guilty to Pill Mill Charges 11/30/2017
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 277 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Alabama physician Gilberto Sanchez pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges associated with his operation of a Montgomery pill mill, the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Middle District of Alabama ...Read More

PTSD Bill Advances to Senate Committee 11/29/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 160 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee next week will discuss legislation that would award first responders indemnity benefits for mental-mental claims for injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder. ...Read More

Patriot Founder Mariano Selling Comp Carrier Ashmere Insurance 11/28/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 837 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In the latest twist for troubled insurance-services business Patriot National, company founder Steven Mariano announced on Monday that he is selling Deerfield Insurance Holdings Inc. and its operating subsidiary, workers’ comp carrier Ashmere Insurance Co. ...Read More

Patriot National Sinking Fast After Main Client Declared Insolvent 11/27/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 468 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Patriot National, a provider of technology services to the insurance industry, appears to be in a tailspin now that delinquency proceedings have been initiated against its largest customer, Guarantee Insurance Co. ...Read More

Provider Reimbursement Manual Updated 11/20/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Department of Financial Services has finalized an amendment to Rule 69L-8.071, materials for use with the Florida Workers’ Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual. ...Read More

Proposed Rule Would Establish 1-Year Deadline for Filing Medical Bills 11/20/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 265 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A rule proposed by the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission would insert within the state's code book a policy already mandated by the legislature that establishes a one-year deadline for medical providers to submit bills for services. ...Read More

Proposal Would Increase DWC and Research Group Premium Tax to 2.054% 11/13/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 281 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Texas employers will pay more for operating the state’s workers’ compensation system through premium and maintenance taxes proposed by the Department of Insurance that will bring in $148,011,657, and assessments for examination expenses that will generate an additional $12,727,040....Read More

Proposed Penalties Against Grain-Handling Company Total $374K 11/10/2017
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 324 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The federal work safety agency announced that it has cited a Nebraska grain-handling company for failing to protect workers from getting trapped in a bin.  ...Read More

Podiatry Clinic Cited for Recapping Needles, Transferring Bloody Waste 11/10/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 574 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A podiatry clinic in Rolla, Missouri, has been cited by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for alleged safety violations including improper handling of needles and scalpels. ...Read More

Pain Doctor's New Indictment Includes Charges of Contributing to Overdose Deaths 11/09/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 337 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Claiming they’ve unearthed evidence linking Dr. Eugene Gosy to six overdose deaths, federal prosecutors expanded their indictment against the Williamsville, New York, pain doctor on Sunday. ...Read More
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