Southern California prosecutors have filed a new round of charges against medical providers who care for the state’s injured workers, raising further questions about state oversight of the program that covers 15 million people.
Holes in oversight leave California workers’ comp vulnerable to fraud
In many ways, scamming the health system meant to heal California’s injured workers is just too easy. Case documents reveal gaping holes in the state’s strategy to prevent fraud.
Profiteering masquerades as medical care for injured California workers
A review of thousands of criminal court records shows a workers’ compensation system in which pay-to-play schemes trump patient care, particularly in unregulated treatments rejected by insurers and disputed in obscure courts.
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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.
Ex-hospital executive in kickback scheme looks to spread the blame
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.
Financial fraud at churches may be vastly underreported
Religious finance experts say the motivation to keep graft secret, combined with lax financial controls, makes such betrayals at houses of worship as common as sin.
The day care violations hidden from parents
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