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Psychologist, Doctor Accused of Med-Legal Fraud

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 3650 | 3 | 61 min read

Two Southern California doctors are accused of fraudulently billing workers’ compensation carriers for unauthorized medical-legal evaluations. Psychologist Danita Stewart, 51, and Dr. Catalino Dureza, 54, are both facing charges in Fresno County for allegedly billing more than $107,000 for med-legal exams they weren’t credentialed to perform, according to the California Department of Insurance. Stewart, a licensed psychologist in Chatsworth, allegedly submitted 36 claims between April 2015 and June 2015 seeking $90,714 in payment for med-legal exams. The Insurance Department said...

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