13 Indictments Announced In Workers’ Comp Insurance Fraud Scheme
The federal-state investigation uncovered nearly a half-million dollars in kickback payments in Southern California and implicated doctors, chiropractors and medical supply providers, authorities said. The bribes were usually $50 to $100 per patient.
The San Diego Union Tribune:
Probe Widens In Workers' Comp Insurance Fraud Ring
An investigation into what is being billed as one of the largest workers’ compensation insurance fraud schemes uncovered in the county’s history has swept up additional medical professionals throughout Southern California. Chiropractors, a radiologist, a pain management physician, a medical equipment provider and others are accused in 13 new indictments of playing varying roles in a bribery scheme that bought and sold patients like commodities, the District Attorney’s Office said Thursday. The investigation uncovered nearly a half-million dollars in kickback payments resulting in millions of dollars in fraudulent workers’ compensation insurance claims, authorities said. (Davis, 1/28)