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Indicted, Suspended Providers Received Higher Share of Medical Payments

Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 1980 | 0 | 58 min read

Indicted providers and those suspended from California’s workers’ compensation system following fraud convictions tended to treat more injured workers, provide more services and receive a higher share of medical payments for complex and expensive office visits, according to a new report by the state’s ratemaking agency. The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau on Tuesday also reported that providers who were indicted were paid significantly less for liens after charges were handed down, which indicates the impact of the automatic stay on liens lawmakers ordere...

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