Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the California DIR’s recent announcement that it has stayed more than 200,000 liens worth a combined claim value of more than $1 billion. The liens are associated with 75 medical providers facing criminal fraud charges.
DIR’s efforts to eliminate medical provider fraud and illegitimate liens were bolstered by two new laws effective January 1. Additionally, the DIR released a report on its anti-fraud efforts in the state’s workers’ comp system, including primary fraud issues like provider fraud/liens, and another that may become the focus of the next set of tighter regulations: premium fraud, including underreporting payroll, misclassifying employees, or misreporting workers in high-risk occupations as engaged in low-risk ones. The report also provides administrative recommendations and recommended legislation for future anti-fraud initiatives.
Find out more (including a link to the free report!) by clicking here!