Managing pain is a difficult task. There are no bright line rules. Physicians must listen to their patients and use their training combined with their best professional judgment to come up with a plan. This plan may include the use of prescription narcotics like opioids.
Another doctor has been convicted for playing a part in a multi-million-dollar Medicare fraud scheme. The guilty verdict shows that even being "extremely naïve" is not a valid defense to Medicaid fraud charges.
Coding and billing fraud are once again major targets for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the Department of Justice.
Doctors may encounter licensing issues at any time during their careers, and they are stressful whenever they arise. Issues may include allegations involving: