California’s Workers’ Compensation System Rife With Fraud, Investigation Finds
Injured workers seeking medical care are vulnerable to unchecked profiteering that can put their health and lives at risk, according to a probe by The Center for Investigative Reporting.
Profiteering Masquerades As Medical Care For Injured California Workers
A review of thousands of criminal court records by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting shows a system in which pay-to-play schemes trump patient care, particularly in unregulated treatments rejected by insurers and disputed in obscure courts throughout the state. Prosecutors are beginning to turn the tide, pursuing charges against more than 80 medical professionals who’ve handled more than 100,000 injured-worker cases, most of them originating in Southern California. (Jewett, 3/31)
How California’s Health Care System For Workers Forgot About Fraud
The history of fraud in the California medical system meant to help injured workers goes back decades. And there are strong signs that the latest wave of criminal prosecutions might not mark the final chapter. (Jewett, 3/31)