The history of fraud in the California medical system meant to help injured workers goes back decades.
Female janitors working alone at night have been particularly vulnerable to sexual assault and reluctant to report it. California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, said her office is working on a bill that would increase protections for night shift workers.
California prosecutors are brokering plea deals in more than 11 criminal cases as health leaders overhaul the state’s fraud-ridden drug rehabilitation system after our Rehab Racket series with CNN.
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In a case the Los Angeles district attorney’s office is calling one of the largest insurance scams in the state, an orthopedic surgeon is accused of deceiving patients into having surgery by an unqualified assistant and undergoing procedures they didn’t need.
A former California hospital executive at the center of a $500 million kickback scheme that subjected injured workers to risky spinal surgeries is attempting to spread the blame by suing his alleged co-conspirators.
In the decade wrapping up in 2014, only 439 out of more than 23,000 whistleblower complaints were found to have merit.
A California company accused of counterfeiting screws for spinal surgery went broke in 2013. But by then, it had sold millions of dollars in medical hardware to a nationwide network of surgeons.
The California State Auditor’s office discovered $94 million in potentially fraudulent payments and more than 300 services approved for dead people in a searing review of the state’s drug rehabilitation program for the poor.
Doctors in Southern California implanted counterfeit screws and rods into the backs of thousands of injured workers, with some physicians accepting kickbacks, according to lawsuits filed throughout the state.
Atlantic Recovery Services, one of the biggest Drug Medi-Cal counseling clinics in Los Angeles County, has long been suspected of wrongdoing.Joanna Lin/CIR A Southern California physician pleaded guilty to falsely identifying teenagers as drug or alcohol addicts to justify millions in bills to the government’s rehabilitation program for the poor. Dr. Leland Whitson’s June plea […]