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Doctor Pleads Guilty to Prescription Fraud Charges 04/02/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A doctor indicted last year on 14 prescription drug fraud charges pleaded guilty to charges of promoting a dangerous drug and promoting a harmful drug, the ...Read More
 
 

Doctor Suspended After Patient Dies 04/02/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 407 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board has suspended a physician after he reportedly sent a heart patient home without adequate treatment. The patient was found dead later that day, according to a bulleti...Read More
 
 
Division Revises Hospital, ASC Fee Schedule 03/30/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 130 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation revised the hospital outpatient department and ambulatory surgical center section of its Official Medical Fee Schedule to adopt changes made by Medicare. The DWC said in a ...Read More
 
 
DWC Updates Durable Medical Equipment Section of Fee Schedule 03/29/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 221 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation incorporated into the durable medical equipment section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule changes that were made in the Medicare payment system. The division ...Read More
 
 

DIR, Chiropractor Answer 4th DCA's Questions About Lien Stay 03/28/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1163 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
The California law automatically staying liens filed by or on behalf of criminally charged providers is essentially a hybrid of civil and criminal asset forfeiture without any due process protections, according to a chiropractor challenging the constitutionality of the statute. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Suspends 27 Providers 03/28/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1461 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation suspended 27 additional providers, including 10 the agency says participated in a scheme to defraud the Medi-Cal program. ...Read More
 
 

DIR Moving to New Location in Las Vegas 03/28/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 139 min read
The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations is moving its Las Vegas office in May. The division said it will close its office in the suburb of Hend...Read More
 
 

DWC: 465,000 Liens Stayed Since Start of 2017; 23,000 Consolidated 03/27/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 622 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation reported that 465,000 liens filed by or on behalf of criminally charged providers have been stayed since the start of 2017, and 23,000 liens held by convicted providers have been consolidated for possible dismissal. ...Read More
 
 
DWC Posts Adjustments to OMFS 03/26/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 369 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order adopting into the Official Medical Fee Schedule changes made to the Medicare payment system. The order updates the physician and non-physici...Read More
 
 
DWC Sets Discount Rate at 5.58% 03/26/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation announced Friday that it has set the discount rate at 5.58%, effective April 1 to June 30. That's up from 5.21% currently. The discount rate is used to determine the present-day value of money when settling workers’ compensation ...Read More
 
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