State Fund Selects New Chief Medical Officer

June 26, 2013

State Compensation Insurance Fund (State Fund), California’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance, has selected Dr. Dinesh Govindarao as its new chief medical officer for the organization effective July 8, 2013.

Govindarao will represent State Fund as an advocate for California injured workers and a driver of change in regulatory and medical forums. His duties are to:

  • Provide critical oversight of the organization’s Medical Provider Network (MPN).
  • Work with State Fund’s Claims Medical Division to develop policies, procedures, and enhanced programs that drive high quality care for injured workers.
  • Work collaboratively with State Fund’s Utilization Review organizations to optimize processes.

Prior to his State Fund selection, Govindarao served as VP and medical director at Concentra, and as medical consultant to various organizations including NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Toyota. He is board certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Source: State Compensation Insurance Fund

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