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Prosecutors Announce 7th Guilty Plea in Compound Drug Scheme 11/08/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 298 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of several Florida pharmacies and shell companies has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, admitting his role in a $100 million compound drug scheme, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa announced.  ...Read More

Patriot National Founder Mariano Entangled in Luxury Yacht, Other Lawsuits 11/07/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 929 | 1 | Popular with Legal
Patriot National founder Steven Mariano stepped down as the company’s chief executive officer in July, but he hasn’t quietly faded away. Mariano remains a defendant in an array of lawsuits — including one seeking repayment of a $32 million loan for a luxury yacht. ...Read More
Pool Contractor Ordered to Pay $33K in Restitution 11/07/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 320 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Ohio pool contractor was ordered to pay $33,000 in restitution to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for filing false payroll records to reduce workers’ compensation insurance premiums, the BWC’s Special Investigations Department said. ...Read More
Panel Discussion on Industrial Injuries and Opioids Scheduled for Dec. 5 11/06/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 301 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Idaho Industrial Commission and the state’s Office of Drug Policy are holding a panel discussion on opioids and occupational injuries at the Capitol on Dec. 5. Speakers will include Pam Eaton of the Idaho State Pharmacy Association, Teresa Raymond of the State Insurance Fund, Dr...Read More

Pain Doctor's Plea Agreement Would Require 10 Years' Probation, No Prison Time 11/06/2017
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Central Indiana pain-management physician has moved to plead guilty to possession of narcotics, insurance fraud, Medicaid fraud and issuing an invalid prescription.  ...Read More

Physician Payments Lower Than in Region, Country 11/03/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 322 | 0 | Popular with Legal
North Carolina’s physician payments as a percentage of Medicare reimbursements were lower than for the region and nationally last year, a National Council on Compensation Insurance study shows. ...Read More

Proposed Rules Would Increase Fees for PBMs, Establish Appeals Process 11/02/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 209 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Pharmacy benefit managers that do business in Oregon will have to pay higher fees to the state and comply with an appeals process to resolve reimbursement disputes under rules proposed by the state Department of Financial Services.  ...Read More

Providers Must Register for Authorization to Treat Workers 11/02/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 278 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Board has initiated a registration process to update and maintain its current list of medical providers who are authorized to treat injured workers. ...Read More

Pharmacist Convicted in Connection With Deadly Meningitis Outbreak 10/30/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: MA | Segment: Top | 317 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A second New England Compounding Center pharmacist has been acquitted of murder but convicted of fraud and racketeering for his role in a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed dozens and sickened more than 750. ...Read More

Pain Doctor Pleads Guilty to Accepting Kickbacks From Insys Therapeutics 10/27/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 931 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former pain management doctor pleaded guilty to health care fraud and conspiracy to receive kickbacks in exchange for prescribing a pain spray that contained the highly addictive opioid fentanyl, ...Read More
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