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.
Employers are paying the price for what prosecutors throughout California describe as more than $1 billion in medical fraud plaguing the state system.
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.
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.
The history of fraud in the California medical system meant to help injured workers goes back decades.
The family of a federal prisoner has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, alleging that private prison operators negligently left him in the care of underqualified medical workers who failed to respond properly to a medical emergency.
For years, journalists and advocates have raised questions about medical care inside private federal prisons for noncitizens. We tell the story of one medical disaster behind bars: the case of Nestor Garay.
This hour of Reveal investigates medical negligence in the private prison system for immigrants. We also expose the shift in criminal justice policy that helped fill up these prisons.