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Nearly Half of Provider Suspensions Not Prompted by Fraud

By Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)

Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 1231 | 3 | 44 min read

Almost half of the medical providers who have been kicked out of California’s workers’ compensation system under a new fraud-fighting law were never charged with fraud. Steve Cattolica Of 227 providers suspended under Assembly Bill 1244, 97 were suspended because they no longer have a license to practice medicine. After the DWC on Monday announced the suspension of 10 providers, all of whom surrendered their licenses or had their licenses revoked, Steve Cattolica, director of government relations for the California Society of Industrial Medicine and Sur...

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Rhonda Wofford Mar 8, 2018 08:35 AM

It appears that the DWC is recycling administrative actions against medical providers, who have been out of any sort of practice for years; and then, calling them, newly suspended providers in the "Fraud Prevention" section of the DWC website. This would be relevant if that provider still had outstanding liens. However, with the current "statute of limitation," if a provider has been out of practice for ten years, and has no active liens, I see no viable pathway for them to ever claim any future payment. So, what is the point in the public shaming and placing them on the list placed in the "Fraud Prevention" section of the DWC website's list of newly suspended providers? What "Fraud" is being prevented by this action?

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Charles Cleveland Mar 8, 2018 09:18 AM

I agree, most of these doctors have no connection at all to the workers compensation system.

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