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Toledo Doctor Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Exploiting Patients and Illegally Distributing Opioids

As one of sixteen defendants in Ohio and Michigan who participated in a $250 million scheme exploiting addicted patients, this doctor was not only sentenced to nine years in prison, but also ordered to pay $32 million in restitution. He, along with the other defendants, distributed, or helped to distribute, more than six million doses …

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NPDB Queries for Hospitals & Other Healthcare Entities

As a reminder to our healthcare clients, Hire Image  is a registered authorized agent of the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). The NPDB houses centralized information about medical errors, negligence, and malpractice to reduce healthcare fraud and abuse. As a registered authorized agent, we are permitted to query the NPDB on your behalf for information …

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Medical Marijuana Cases Impacting Employer Rights to Drug-Free Workplace

Recent court cases in Rhode Island and Massachusetts demonstrate that employers need to consider human resource and legal issues surrounding both applicants and employees who use medical marijuana. These cases not only complicate matters for employers who conduct drug testing for drug-free workplaces, but also create difficulty in reconciling their own safety policies with the …

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Healthcare Screening: Keeping Patients Safe and Your Organization Compliant

If your organization provides healthcare services, you already know that the nature of your business makes it inherently risky.  Whether we’re talking about a delicate medical procedure or billing for services rendered, danger exists. If you employ or contract with the wrong people the consequences could be costly.  A comprehensive healthcare-enhanced background screening program will …

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