|NJ Doctor Arrested After Writing Fraudulent Rxs for People He Never Treated or Examined|
By Press Release - by workerscompensation.com - January 21, 2015
Trenton, NJ (WorkersCompensation.com) - Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a medical doctor from Union County has been arrested on charges he conspired with a drug dealer and others to illegally distribute thousands of high-dose pills of the addictive painkiller oxycodone by writing fraudulent prescriptions for individuals he never treated or examined.
Dr. Eugene Evans Jr., 56, of Roselle Park, N.J., was arrested yesterday by special agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Canandaigua, New York, where he does work in a hospital. Evans was charged by complaint-warrant with second-degree conspiracy, second-degree distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, and third-degree obtaining a controlled dangerous substance by fraud. He waived extradition from New York, and was transported yesterday to New Jersey, where he was processed on the state charges and lodged in the Monmouth County Jail with bail set at $50,000.
|Prosecution To File A Second Amended Indictment For Landmark Medical Case In Orange County. |
By Lonce LaMon - January 19, 2015
In Orange County Superior Court, in court room C-45 in the morning of last Friday, January 16th 2015, Judge Thomas Goethals ordered the prosecution to file a 2nd amended indictment by March 2nd 2015 in the case of the People vs. Kareem Ahmed, et al. There are fourteen other defendants in this case involving 200 million dollars in alleged workers’ compensation billing fraud for inappropriately prescribing compound medications to workers’ compensation patients.
Kareem Ahmed is accused of doling out 25 million dollars in bribes to doctors to prescribe the medications. The original indictment was filed on June 17th 2014. This case has been dubbed by the court as the Landmark Medical case.
Shaddi Kamiabipour, Deputy District Attorney, appeared in the court room wearing a brown sweater top and a brown skirt, with brown swede boots. Defense attorney for Kareem Ahmed, Benjamin Gluck, in a grey-green suit and sporting his usual sparse but close cropped beard, made the argument that the original indictment had errors in every count—all 558—and there were even errors calculating the wrong statutes.
|Atlas General Has New Workers' Compensation Program In Texas With Partner Republic Group. Claims To Be Handled By Sedgwick. |
By Lonce LaMon - January 15, 2015
Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, based in San Diego, California, has opened a workers' compensation office in Texas.
The program was developed by Atlas General and Republic Group and is also currently available in California, Arizona, Oregon, and Nevada. Atlas General's workers' compensation relationship with Republic Group recently expanded into Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
|Wrap Up Policy Limits Workers’ Compensation Immunity to General Contractor and Employer of Injured Employees Only|
By Barry Zalma, CFE, Attorney At Law - January 14, 2015
Defendant Messer Construction Co.’s motion for summary judgment, Defendants D.A.G. Construction Co., Inc.’s and Triversity Construction Co., LLC’s motion for summary judgment, Defendant J & B Steel Erectors, Inc.’s motion for summary judgment, and the parties’ responsive memoranda were before the District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in Stolz v. J & B Steel Erectors, Inc., Slip Copy, 2014 WL 7409917 (S.D.Ohio, 12/31/14).
January 11, 2015 - Allianz agrees to change its use of the Death Master File. Commissioner Jones encourages other insurers to do the same for consumers’ benefit.
January 9, 2015 - DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Upcoming Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination on April 25
January 8, 2015 - Karate Instructor Charged With Workers' Compensation Fraud
January 8, 2015 - DWC Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Ambulance Fees Section)
January 7, 2015 - Intercare Not For Sale. Company Spokesperson Representing Intercare’s Executive Offices Calls adjustercom To State That Rumor Is False.
January 5, 2015 - The Hartford’s Chief Executive Officer, Christopher J. Swift, Now Elected Chairman Of The Board