Texas Mutual Announces Second Sentencing In Health Care Provider Fraud Scheme



Austin, TX (WorkersCompensation.com) - Texas Mutual Insurance Company announced today that Barbara A. Douglas of Denton pleaded no contest to felony workers' compensation fraud-related charges.

Douglas, her father, Howard T. Douglas, III, M.D., of Hurst and their company, Western Medical Evaluators, were indicted in 2010 on charges that they overbilled Texas Mutual for the time taken to perform functional capacity evaluations.

A Travis County district court sentenced Barbara A. Douglas to 10 years' probation and ordered her to pay $81,368 in restitution to Texas Mutual. The court also ordered Douglas to perform 125 hours of community service and to cease billing, directly or indirectly, for any medical services.

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