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VIAW Newswire 02.24.14

Posted on 24 February 2014 by admin

California Legislator Indicted for Taking Bribes in Workers’ Comp Scheme

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that state Sen. Ron Calderon has been indicted in a corruption case and accused of taking about $100,000 in bribes from a hospital executive in Southern California who ran an alleged workers’ compensation scheme.

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/02/21/321274.htm

CA DOI: $500 Million Medical and Workers’ Comp Fraud Conspiracy Uncovered

A multi-year investigation into a sophisticated criminal fraud ring has uncovered the largest case of insurance fraud in department history and led to Michael Drobot, 69, of Corona Del Mar who built a complex conspiracy billing approximately 150 insurance companies more than $500 million for medical procedures over five years.

http://www.workcompwire.com/2014/02/ca-doi-500-million-medical-and-workers-comp-fraud-conspiracy-uncovered/

CHSWC Releases 2013 Annual Report on CA Health and Safety and Workers’ Comp Systems

The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) has released its nineteenth Annual Report for 2013. The 2013 Annual Report presents information about the health and safety and workers’ compensation systems in California and makes recommendations to improve their operations

http://www.workerscompensation.com/compnewsnetwork/news/18367-chswc-releases-2013-annual-report-on-ca-health-and-safety-and-workers-comp-systems.html

Specialty Pharmacy Invades Workers’ Comp

Frequently, trends seen in the group health insurance market eventually trickle their way into the workers’ compensation industry. In most situations, whether these trends involve new treatments, new guidelines or new medications they likely will have an effect on a patient’s overall treatment regimen.

http://www.workcompwire.com/2014/02/partner-post-specialty-pharmacy-invades-workers-comp/

 

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