A California lawmaker says “something needs to be done” about widespread medical fraud in the state’s workers’ compensation system and has called on a state commission to launch an in-depth review.
Health Care Scams
Waste, fraud and abuse in the U.S. health care system
Fraud accusations grow in California’s embattled workers’ comp system
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.
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.
What went wrong – and then right – for the Wright family
Every time Ginger and Jim Wright visited their son Derek, who has autism, at Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center in New Hampshire, he would repeat, over and over, “No Lakeview. No Lakeview.”
Two years later, California is still cleaning up drug rehab system
California prosecutors are brokering plea deals in more than 11 criminal cases as health leaders overhaul the state’s fraud-ridden drug rehabilitation system after our Rehab Racket series with CNN.
The family behind the neuro rehab racket
Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center originally was part of a national chain of brain injury rehab centers called New Medico, owned by Charles Brennick of Boston. An FBI investigation in the 1990s led to the eventual collapse of New Medico, but the Brennicks’ neurorehab business lived on.