In neighboring news:

The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) issued its biennial report yesterday, which includes a section on fraud investigations being moved back to the DWC. The DWC has obtained 20 indictments, secured 17 convictions, and obtained orders for restitution exceeding $612,000 since the move in 2016. This is notable because of criticism in and around Texas over its previous deal with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office, Legislative action fixed those authority issues in 2016. The report also touts the state’s comparatively low medical costs and closed pharmacy formulary and claims that it is making more efforts to catch non-compliant non-subscribing employers in the system.

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