NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.
Select a state from the dropdown menu below to scroll through the state specific archives for updates and opinions on various workers’ compensation laws in your state.
Contact information for NWCDN members is also located on the state specific links in the event you have additional questions or your company is seeking a workers’ compensation lawyer in your state.
Crime doesn’t pay
forever. On October 11, 2022, Ms. Khyati Undavia, owner of Memorial Compounding
Pharmacy, was sentenced to 27 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Andrew
Hanen. Ms. Undavia was indicted on July 9, 2021 for conspiracy to defraud
federal government programs by billing for compounded drugs that were not
medically necessary and that she paid doctors an illegal kickback to prescribe.
She pled guilty on October 12, 2021. The judgment against Ms. Undavia
orders her to pay restitution of six million dollars to Tricare and six million
dollars to the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation
Memorial Compounding Pharmacy was also active in the Texas workers’ compensation system. The Division issued numerous medical fee dispute decisions ordering carriers to pay Memorial for its expensive compounded topical creams on the grounds that Memorial didn’t have to get preauthorization. Nonetheless, at least three different SOAH administrative law judges have reached the opposite conclusion that Memorial was required to obtain preauthorization for its compounded creams and therefore, it should not be paid. Upon her release, Ms. Undavia will be excluded from participating as a provider in Medicare, Medicaid, and all Federal health care programs. However, the judgment does not prevent her from participating in the Texas workers’ compensation system. We may see her again one day.
To view the judgment, click here.
Copyright 2022, Stone Loughlin & Swanson, LLP