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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: C & R Only Releases Items Listed in Paragraph One, WCAB Rules “De Facto” Ownership Triggers 4615 Stay, Almaraz-Guzman AME Faces Multiple Court Battles, Covidien Settles Kickback Case for $20M, NH Supreme Court Rules on Comp Cannabis, Uber Settles Classification Suit After 9th Circuit Victory, So. Cal. Compounding Pharmacy Owners Convicted, Los Gatos Clinic Owner Faces Fraud Charges, San Fran Acupuncturist Indicted For Fraudulent Billing.

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: SCOTUS Taxes Railroad Compensation Benefits, WCAB Says UR Time Limits are Mandatory. Feds Prevail in Another Compounder Case, Hesperia Man Arrested for Transporting $150M in Opioids, Compounders Can Be Cheaper Than Drugmakers, Knee Surgery Does Not Help Everyone, Facing It’s First Trial – Purdue Pharma Explores Bankruptcy, Drugmakers Cave Under Relentless Price Pressure, Comp Startup Rides Wave of Global Dealmaking, CNA Adopts AI Fraud Detection Solution.

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: WCAB Panel Rejects Combined Ratings, Massive So. Cal. Comp Fraud Ring Sentenced, Agent Prosecuted for Theft of Comp Premiums, Two So. Cal. Insurance Agents Face Premium Theft Charges, FBI Seeking Victims of Comp Policy Fraud Scheme, Another Attempt at “Medicate for All” Gets Underway, Researchers Develop Targeted and Precise Drug Delivery, Berkshire Hathaway to Exit Comp Market?, SCIF Launches SafeAtWorkCa Web App, Employers Face March 2 Deadline for Form 300A.

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: SCOTUS Rejects Maryland’s Drug Pricing Law Case, SCOTUS Allows Generic Suboxone, Ohio Comp Sues PBM For Being “Hosed”, Physical Therapy Clinics Resolve Fraud Claims For $450k, DEA Operation “Hypocritical Oath” Nets Southland Doctors, CWCI Reports: “NSAIDS Overtake Opioids”, CMS Actuaries Project Unending Increases In Health Spending, High Group Deductibles Cause Higher Comp Claims.

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Court Rules “On-Call” Scheduling Requires 2 Hours Pay, Worker Must Prove Injury in Uninsured Employer Tort Claim, So. Cal. Bio Lab Resolves Fraud Claims for $2M, Small Pharmacies Sue Major PBM for “Secret Rebates”, Beverly Hills Orthopedist Pleads Guilt to Comp Fraud, CDI Arrests So. Cal. Podiatrist for Comp Fraud, Cal Employers Face FEHA Expansion, Study Claims Surgery is a Leading Cause of Death, UK Funding AI to Detect Insurance Fraud, UCLA Reports on Emerging Transportation Injury Risks.

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: SCOTUS Affirms Employers Arbitration Rights, Carriers Sued for QME Sexual Misconduct, OCDA Recovers $1.6M for Unsafe Workplace, Bay Area Doctor Arrested for SDI Fraud Schemes, Congress Questions a Once Free Drug, Now $375k a Year, MTUS/ACOEM Guidelines Now Free and Online, TV Ads to Include Drug Price Transparency, Novartis and Eli Lily Support end to PBM Rebates, CorVel Reports on 10,000 Telehealth Visits, Study Shows No Value to Topical Compounded Pain Creams.

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: 9th Circuit Clarifies Employer Liability Provision of Comp Policy, Fake Companies and Employees Filed 725 Fake Claims for $5M, Tawdry Marketing Details Emerge in Drugmaker Trial, Tuolumne County Worker Sentenced, Feds Move to End Drug Rebates, Feds Hold First Hearing on Drug Prices, DWC Published the 2018 Annual Audit Report, CVS, Aetna and Apple Launch “Attain” Health App, WCRI Publishes Opioid Dispensing Study, Insurance Prime Target for Technology Investment.

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Employment Terminated for Violation of DIR Gift Policy, Walgreens Settles Fraud Claim for $269M, So. Cal. Attorney Arrested For Trafficking Opioids, OCDA Charges Max Matos M.D., and Jeff Catanzarite D.C., Eight Indicted in $123M Compound Med Fraud, Cal Med Board Investigating 450 Physicians, Political Battle Over ABC Employment Test Heats Up, Insurers Form Blockchain Network With IBM.

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