Wall Street Journal Publishes New Exposé On Physician-owned Medical Device Distributors; Hospitals Continue to Adopt Anti-POD Policies

By | Focus on Regulation | July 31, 2013
Wall Street Journal Publishes New Exposé On Physician-owned Medical Device Distributors; Hospitals Continue to Adopt Anti-POD Policies

Wall Street Journal health beat reporter John Carreyrou’s latest investigative piece, “Surgeons Eyed over Deals with Medical-Device Makers,” published July 25, describes the potential patient harms that can result when surgeons have a financial interest in the implantable medical devices that they order for their own patients via ownership in a physician-owned distributor (POD).

State Farm Sues Multiple Parties Alleging Fraudulent Scheme Delivering Injured Parties to and from Lawyers and Chiropractors

By | Day On Torts | July 30, 2013
State Farm Sues Multiple Parties Alleging Fraudulent Scheme Delivering Injured Parties to and from Lawyers and Chiropractors

State Farm, a leading auto insurer, has sued a referral service, chiropractic  firm and others alleging, inter alia, that they engaged in a fraudulent scheme of referrals to and from a plaintiff’s firm that resulted in monetary loss to State Farm via it medical payments and personal injury protection (PIP) coverage.