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The $8m ChCh doctor Dr Bill Turner

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The $8m doctor: ACC pays for 'wholly speculative diagnosis that does not accord with the clinical facts', judge says

Brad Flahive10:09, Dec 16 2018

 

ACC has paid a doctor $8 million in fees and expenses for second opinions of beneficiaries' injury diagnoses – despite one judge saying the pain specialist is "flying in the face of the medical evidence".

The agency regularly calls in Christchurch's Dr Bill Turner to reassess patients who have been granted ACC entitlements for chronic pain; court judgments show ACC consistently uses Turner's opinions to cancel entitlements or cover.

In some cases, Turner considers the pain is in the sufferer's head. In most cases, there is no question the patients are in severe pain: the only question is whether the pain is caused by injury – or is a vague "syndrome" as Turner sometimes argues. On numerous occasions ....

read the full article here - https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/107963931/the-8m-doctor-acc-pays-for-wholly-speculative-diagnosis-that-does-not-accord-with-the-clinical-facts-judge-says

 

 

 

 

Dr Bill Turner is only the tip of the iceberg!

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19 minutes ago, Blurb said:

Christchurch GP earned $750,00

 

The doctor was paid "handsomely" for his work - around $750,000 between April 2009 and June 2010.

 

ACC fraud doctor named in court  NZHerald 1 Dec, 2012 5:30am

 

Dr Jonathan Wright

 

Read the full NZHerald story here - https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10851190

 

 

Crown prosecutor Anselm Williams said there had been a high level of trust that Dr Wright's invoices would be accurate and reasonable. He was not asked for receipts.

 

ACC didn't ask him for any receipts!

ACC require the claimant to provide receipts!

 

Did ACC require receipts from ALL their contractors after Dr JW was caught out?

 

If not why not?

 

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