USPS OIG raid Texas OWCP doctor’s office

USPS OIG raid Texas OWCP doctor's office2/18/16 Federal agents on Thursday raided the Temple medical office of Leslie Wayne Benson, a Texas physician who has been disciplined by state officials for improper bookkeeping and billing issues.

Agents from the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of the Inspector General spent the morning loading files into boxes from Benson’s clinic at 2114 Birdcreek Drive in South Temple. Benson, who also has offices in the Waco area and Fort Worth, specializes in treating injured government workers, according to his website.

Records show that Benson was disciplined by the Texas Medical Board on Aug. 30, 2013, after a complaint was made at the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

The medical records for three of the patient’s evaluations didn’t show details of the evaluations performed for the visits that were billed on the patient’s behalf. In addition, Benson referred a patient for an MRI and chiropractic therapy, but his medical records didn’t adequately document any objective physical findings on the referral forms.

According to Benson’s website — benson-md.com — the practice is relied upon by injured employees of several government agencies, including the Postal Service, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Veterans’ Administration, the U.S. Department of Treasury, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Army and the Air Force. Read more

INADEQUATE MEDICAL RECORDS

Benson, Leslie Wayne, M.D., Lic. No. H2243, Dallas

On August 30, 2013, the Board and Leslie Wayne Benson, M.D., entered into an Agreed Order requiring Dr. Benson to complete within one year 16 hours of CME, including eight hours in risk management and eight hours in medical recordkeeping; and pay an administrative penalty of $3,000. The Board found Dr. Benson failed to maintain adequate medical records. This order resolves a formal complaint at the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

6 thoughts on “USPS OIG raid Texas OWCP doctor’s office

  1. Why doesn’t the OIG and FBI concentrate some of their investigations on the doctors OWCP retains for their second opinions and referee opinions. These doctors are hardly objective and produce bogus medical reports to deny legitimate injuries and claims of injured workers. Let’s be fair in dealing with the fraud in OWCP, whether it be claims adjusters, doctors selected by the office or claimants and their treating physicns. Injured workers should not have their lives destroyed physically, financially and mentally simply because they got hurt doing their job. I wonder how many lives and families have been ruined by The employees of the federal government enacted by congress to oversee providing benefits to the injured federal workers.

  2. a fishing expedition to invade the privacy of postal workers.
    maybe the doctor did some wrong things or was a bit incompetent. it dont mean the patients were doing wrong, but the inspectors want their records anyway.

  3. Dr Benson is an amazing, caring and knowledgable Physician when it comes to treating Federal Employees. Sounds like he should of kept a better eye on his management. He would never knowingly commit fraud – it’s sad that he trusted his legacy in the hands of some inadequate staff.

    • Stacy:
      Are you serious?? This jerk is lining his pockets at the expense of government employees, and you think he’s a an “amazing” physician?? Obviously, you’re a craft employee that is treated by him to validate your ‘BOGUS’ injury claims.
      Yeah right……….Blame it on his ‘inadequate staff’!

      • I’ve been seeing his clinic for just shy of a year, and he and his staff are professional and dedicated to getting the patients back to good health. I’ve spent 18 years of hard working, long hour spending, and dedicated customer service in every job I’ve held at the Postal Service. I’ve worked in 2 different crafts, and put my body through hell at times to earn my paycheck! (10 years as a PTF with a 6 day schedule)
        With a newborn on the way, I desperately want to be sure that my future service is set through proper care… and his office delivers!

      • ‘Bogus’ claims?
        Yeah, they exist, but who are you to judge, Ms. D?
        Opinions like yours are worth the price we pay for them.

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