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The Third Court of Appeals in Austin recently upheld the criminal conviction of Howard Douglas, formerly a licensed medical doctor in Texas. Douglas owned and operated North Texas Medical Evaluators (NTME), which served as a scheduling company for designated doctors. The conviction was based on Texas Mutual’s complaint alleging Douglas and NTME referred claimants for FCEs when the claimants were not referred by the designated doctors themselves, and then billed the maximum amount of units (16) possible for an FCE under the workers’ comp fee guidelines when, in fact, the billable FCE time was limited to 30-40 minutes (2-3 units). The Third Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction and Douglas’ sentence to five years in prison.Douglas v. State, Case No. 03-14-00605-CR, in the Third Court of Appeals of Texas, Austin (Apr. 14, 2017). –Dan Price, SLS, LLP.