Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Health | Six Michigan Doctors Charged in $464 Million Insurance and Opioid Scheme Supported by ByLaura M. Holson Dec. 7, 2018 Six Michigan doctors have been charged with insurance fraud and unnecessarily prescribing opioids to patients in a $464 million scheme, according to court documents filed this week by federal prosecutors. The 56-count indictment, filed on Tuesday and made public on Thursday, named Dr. Rajendra Bothra, 77, of Bloomfield Hills, who owned and operated the Pain Center USA in Warren and Eastpointe, Mich., and the Interventional Pain Center in Warren. The other five doctors were employed by the clinics, which catered to patients with joint and spinal injuries. As part of the scheme, Dr. Bothra “sought to bill insurance companies for the maximum number of services and procedures possible with … [Read more...] about Six Michigan Doctors Charged in $464 Million Insurance and Opioid Scheme
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Christine Ferretti The Detroit News Published 5:39 p.m. UTC Aug 23, 2018 Detroit — Mayor Mike Duggan and a group of Metro Detroit residents have filed a federal lawsuit over Michigan's no-fault auto insurance law, asking the court to give the state six months to come up with a fix for the act they contend is "unconstitutional." The lawsuit, filed Thursday on behalf of Duggan and eight residents in Metro Detroit who have faced financial hardships over auto insurance premiums, alleges that the state's mandatory no-fault auto insurance system “violates the constitutional rights of Michigan’s citizens." “The No-Fault Act has failed Michigan residents at every turn,” the suit contends, noting the plaintiffs are seeking a declaration that the law is unconstitutional. “The State should be given 6 months to repair the automobile insurance scheme. If that deadline is not met, the No-Fault Act should be deemed null and void … [Read more...] about Duggan, Metro drivers sue over no-fault insurance law
Health insurance is complicated to navigate no matter who you are. But, thrust into a career where head injuries and broken bones are practically the norm, and very much public knowledge, what does that process look like? Curious to know a little more about how health insurance policies play out for sports teams—including the beloved Eagles—we reached out to Michael McCloskey, associate professor of risk management and insurance at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. How does, say, a football player in the NFL get health coverage, and who foots the bill? The world is full of questions we all want answers to, but are either too embarrassed, time-crunched or intimidated to actually ask. With Infrequently Asked Questions, we set out to answer those shared curiosities. Have a question you want answered? Send an email to [email protected], and we’ll find an expert who can give you the answer … [Read more...] about How do professional athletes get their health insurance?
A forthcoming documentary suggests a Hobart woman who's serving a life sentence in prison for her role in two killings may have been a serial killer who also fed the remains of her dismembered lover to neighbors at a barbecue in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.Investigation Discovery, a crime-themed cable network that reaches 85 million U.S. households, will air the true crime thriller "Dead North" about Kelly Cochran, a Northwest Indiana woman who pleaded guilty to the 2016 murder of her husband, Jason Cochran, at their home on the 7100 block of Mississippi Street of Hobart. Cochran told Hobart police she injected her husband with heroin and smothered him with a pillow as revenge for the murder of her lover Christopher Regan, who she lured to her other home in Iron River, Michigan, with the promise of sex. Her husband burst out of the basement and shot Regan in the head with a .22 caliber rifle during the act, which the couple had plotted after making a "pact to kill off … [Read more...] about Documentary: Hobart woman may have fed dismembered lover to neighbors at barbecue, killed up to nine people
King County jury awards Time Bandit deckhand $1.4M after explosion By Levi Pulkkinen, SeattlePI Updated 5:52 pm, Thursday, June 1, 2017 A “Deadliest Catch” crabber maimed by a fireworks explosion aboard the fishing vessel Time Bandit has been awarded $1.35 million by a King County jury. Jan. 13, 2013, should have been a good day for David “Beaver” Zielinski, who was headed out to sea for another season aboard the Hillstrand brothers’ crab boat. Instead, Zielinski’s hand was badly injured when a Time Bandit-brand firework exploded in the launcher he was holding. The explosion that left Zielinski injured occurred as the “Deadliest Catch” crew was filming another Bering Sea snow crab season of the Discovery documentary series. Time Bandit captains Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand have been heavily featured on the program, which is currently in its 13th season. Zielinski sued the Hillstrands’ companies two years ago in King County … [Read more...] about Jury delivers for ‘Deadliest Catch’ crabber maimed by firework