In a new study, WCIRB researchers examine the impact that increased efforts to identify and prosecute provider fraud may be having on the California workers’ compensation system. The Impact of Medical Fraud Enforcement on California Workers’ Compensation Study uses data from the WCIRB’s medical transaction database to analyze the volume and type of medical services that were performed by providers who were subsequently indicted or suspended for fraud (“Indicted Providers”).
Notable findings of the Study include:
The complete Study is accessible at the link below and in the Research section of the WCIRB website.
The WCIRB will hold a WCIRB Research Forum webinar to discuss the findings of this Study as well as the WCIRB's Cumulative Trauma Study. Register to attend the free webinar at the link below:
Cumulative Trauma Study and Impact of Medical Fraud Enforcement Study
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT
Cumulative Trauma Study - Dave Bellusci, EVP and Chief Actuary; Tony Milano, VP, Actuary
Impact of Medical Fraud Enforcement Study - Tim Basuino, Medical Analytics Specialist
For those unable to attend the live webinar, a recording will be posted in the Research section of the WCIRB website following the event.