The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) released its most recent enforcement actions. Beginning January 1, 2015, through May 31, 2015, Commissioner Ryan Brannan has ordered administrative penalties totaling $803,500 for system participants. The penalties include $588,300 in fines ordered for insurance carriers, $169,700 in fines ordered for health care providers, and $45,500 in fines ordered for other entities. Highlights include two health care providers fined $50,000 and $75,000 for improper billing. Both have agreed to cease participation in the Texas comp system and the greater offender can not consult with other physicians about patients on comp.
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