Caregivers work intimately with the elderly. They bathe, dress and feed them and help with basic hygiene. But who looks out for the caregivers?
‘I was greedy and stupid’: Workers’ comp attorney admits to bribes
Sean E. O’Keefe was a well-known attorney for injured workers in San Diego. But he didn’t get success the old-fashioned way – he paid cash for the bulk of the clients who walked through his door.
With workers’ compensation fraud comes soaring insurance costs
Employers are paying the price for what prosecutors throughout California describe as more than $1 billion in medical fraud plaguing the state system.
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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.
In this episode, Reveal delves into the rampant fraud in California’s workers’ compensation medical system and the reasons it has been such an easy target for scammers.
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.
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.