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Doctors Would Report Opioid Diagnosis Codes Under Deal

Ohio doctors would report the specific diagnosis of every patient who receives a prescription painkiller under a tentative agreement reached Friday with the Kasich administration. The 11th-hour compromise between the Republican governor’s office, the state Medical Board and associations representing doctors and hospitals followed months of wrangling over new opioid prescribing rules proposed in April […]

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DOJ Charges Hundreds With Opioid-Related Fraud

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) arrested 412 individuals, including 115 licensed medical professionals, across the country for alleged involvement in health care fraud schemes totaling around $1.3 billion in false billing and “unlawful” distribution of opioids and other narcotics, according to a statement. It is the largest health care fraud enforcement action ever taken […]

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