Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the California DIR’s recent release of a new progress report on its anti-fraud efforts, which were enhanced by two new laws that went into effect in January of 2017.
The new laws required DIR to automatically stay liens belonging to providers who have been indicted or charged with crimes until the disposition of criminal proceedings, resulting in 465,000 liens having been automatically stayed. A new law also required DWC’s Administrative Director to suspend any medical provider, physician or practitioner from participating in the workers’ compensation system when convicted of fraud, which resulted in the suspension of 227 medical providers from treating California’s injured workers. The DIR also noted the dismissal of 292,000 liens with claims valued at over $2.5 billion that were deemed illegitimate.
Find out more (including a link to the free report!) by clicking here!