Ohio Health Care Worker Indicted on Work Comp Fraud Charges

April 21, 2009

Ohio’s attorney general says a former employee of a managed care organization has been indicted in Franklin County on workers’ compensation fraud charges.

Attorney General Richard Cordray said Christine Lynn Blair, a former employee of Columbus-based Gates McDonald Health Plus, is accused of instructing her staff to submit falsified return-to-work data to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

Cordray said the data made it appear that workers whose claims were managed by the company returned to work the same day they were injured.

The data is used to give managed care organizations a report card on how quickly they helped injured workers return to work. Good scores can improve the company’s business

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