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.
By joining a False Claims Act lawsuit, the Justice Department brings additional legal firepower and evidence from an independent probe that validates aspects of the whistleblower’s case.
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.
The history of fraud in the California medical system meant to help injured workers goes back decades.