Texas Doctor Convicted Again on Workers’ Comp Fraud Charges

June 10, 2014

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. reported that a Travis County jury convicted Howard T. Douglas III, M.D. of Frisco, Texas, on felony workers’ compensation fraud-related charges for overbilling Texas Mutual for functional capacity evaluations. Sentencing is set for June 19, 2014.

Texas Mutual previously investigated Douglas and Western Medical Evaluators, a company he co-owned with his daughter Barbara Douglas, on allegations that Texas Mutual was overbilled for the time taken to perform the functional capacity evaluations. That investigation resulted in an earlier conviction of Howard Douglas and Western Medical Evaluators.

During the Western Medical Evaluators investigation, Texas Mutual uncovered evidence that Douglas created three additional companies: North Texas Medical Evaluators, Marconi Physical Performance Testing and Nolan Physical Performance & Neurodiagnostics.

These companies were used to continue the fraudulent overbilling scheme.

Unchecked, overbilling and other workers’ compensation health care fraud can lead to higher premiums for all Texas employers.

Source: Texas Mutual Insurance Co.

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  • June 12, 2014 at 12:28 pm
    txmouthbreatherboogereatertx says:
    "Put this guy in with Tyrone and he can learn the new meaning of kid." How racist and unchristian of you. He's a doctor, he's not going to prison. He gets to go to Club Fed, y... read more
  • June 11, 2014 at 2:33 pm
    Agent says:
    Sic em Texas Mutual. Time to shut down fraudulent doctors. Back in the day, lawyers and doctors teamed up to defraud the system. Now, lawyers won't touch a WC case so that ... read more
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