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California’s scouring of fraudulent workers compensation medical providers continues, with the California Division of Workers’ Compensation announcing Thursday that it has suspended eight more medical providers from participating in California’s workers comp system, bringing the total number of providers suspended this year to 46.
State law, which went into effect on Jan. 1, now requires the division’s administrative director to suspend any medical provider from treating injured workers under the comp system in cases where the provider has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving fraud or abuse of government medical programs or the comp system, fraud or abuse of a patient, or related types of misconduct; the provider has been suspended due to fraud or abuse from government medical programs; or the provider’s license or certificate to provide health care has been surrendered or revoked.
The division’s acting administrative director, George Parisotto, issued orders of suspension against the following providers, according to a division statement:
California’s crackdown on workers compensation medical providers found guilty of fraud and other offenses continues with the suspension of five providers this week, bringing the total to 32 this year, the state’s Division of Workers’ Compensation announced Tuesday.