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.
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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.
Ahead of our upcoming episode of Reveal, we collected some recent reporting and research for background on the rise of privatized prisons in the U.S.
The Bureau of Prisons has 11 facilities – operated by private corporations – that are used exclusively for noncitizens. But these contract prisons are bound by a less stringent set of rules, and an independent review suggests that inadequate medical care likely contributed to some inmate deaths.