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Democrats Vow 'War' Against Formulary Bill 01/25/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 282 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 90 min read
A Republican-backed Senate formulary bill that cleared its first House hurdle Tuesday still faces potential opposition from a Democratic governor and a lack of votes to override his veto in either chamber. ...Read More
 
 

Drug Formulary Committee Meeting in Helena 01/25/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 87 min read
An ad hoc committee of the Montana Employment Relations Division will review research on first fill policies, prior authorization requirements and dispute resolution procedures for a workers’ compensation prescription drug formulary during a meeting today in Helena. ...Read More
 
 

Doctor Suspended After Conviction for Filing False Tax Return 01/23/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
East Northport plastic surgeon Dr. Augusto DaSilva has been temporarily suspended from treating injured workers as of Jan. 18 after his conviction in New Jersey for filing a false federal tax return. ...Read More
 
 

Dozen Bills Introduced, Including Five With Firefighter Cancer Presumptions 01/22/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 178 | 0 | Popular with Wcc | 70 min read
The Missouri governor’s sex scandal could derail proposed legislation he endorsed to create a cancer presumption for firefighters, a claimants’ attorney said Friday. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Proposed Rule Would Slash Rehab Fees, Mandate Preauthorization 01/22/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 282 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation on Friday released proposed rules that will strip accredited rehabilitation facilities from preauthorization by employers and insurers, and reduce fees for services. ...Read More
 
 
DWC Announces Feb. 9 Deadline for Formulary Committee Applications 01/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 245 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Physicians and pharmacists interested in serving on the committee that will advise the Division of Workers’ Compensation on changes to the formulary that went into place at the start of the year should submit applications by Feb. 9. Assembly Bill 1124, requiring the DWC to implement...Read More
 
 

Doc Agrees to Stop Dispensing Compounds Until Kickback, Manslaughter Charges Resolved 01/17/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1897 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Southern California doctor agreed to stop prescribing or dispensing compound drugs until kickback and manslaughter charges are resolved in a case that defense lawyers say should be thrown out because the Orange County District Attorney’s Office reviewed documents protected by attorney-cli...Read More
 
 
Drobot To Start Serving 63-Month Prison Sentence in June 01/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1453 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 84 min read
Michael D. Drobot will serve five years, three months in prison for overseeing a $500 million workers’ compensation fraud scheme for 15 years, under a sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge Josephine L. Staton on Friday. The judge said Drobot, 73, of Corona Del Mar, “intr...Read More
 
 

DWC Announces Seven More Suspensions 01/12/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1504 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation suspended a businessman convicted of paying kickbacks in 2010, as well as a handful of convicted providers. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Accepting Applications for P&T Committee 01/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 590 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation is accepting applications from providers and pharmacists interested in serving on the committee that will advise the administrative director on updates to the prescription drug formulary that went into effect at the start of the year. ...Read More
 
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