The DWC has suspended 18 more medical providers from participating in California’s workers’ compensation system, bringing the total number of providers suspended to 263. The following are those added to the list.
– Obiageli Brooke Agbu of Carson, owner of durable medical equipment provider Ibon, Inc., and Emmanuel Adebayo Ayodele of Rolling Hills, physician and business owner.
– Joseph R. Altamirano, Newport Beach physician, was convicted in federal court in 2017 of health care fraud.
– Aniceto Baliton of Diamond Bar and Nestor Domingo of La Verne, co-owners of Bliss Hospice in Glendora, were convicted in federal court in 2017 of conspiracy to pay and receive illegal remunerations for health care referrals..
– Theresa Fisher and Vi Nguyen (a.k.a. Vi Anderson), both physicians of Orange, were convicted in federal court in 2015 of mail fraud for their involvement in an illegal scheme to defraud health insurance carriers.
– Hakop Gambaryan, Van Nuys durable medical equipment provider and owner of Colonial Medical Supply, was convicted in federal court of health care fraud in 2015.
– Hovik “John” Simitian and Anahit “Anna” Shatvoryan of Los Angeles operated the Columbia Medical Group, Inc., Life Care Medical Clinic and Safe Health Medical Clinic. They were convicted in federal court of health care fraud and paying and receiving kickbacks for their involvement in an illegal scheme to defraud Medicare.
– L’Tanya Smith, Los Angeles physician assistant, was convicted in federal court in 2016 of health care fraud for her involvement in an illegal scheme to defraud Medicare by recruiting Medicare beneficiaries to her clinic and ordering medically unnecessary items and services.
– Knarik Vardumyan, Burbank owner of Angeleno Clinic, was convicted in federal court in 2017 of healthcare fraud for directing staff to sign prescriptions and orders for medically unnecessary tests, equipment and home health services to Medicare beneficiaries.
– Oxana Loutseiko of Granada Hills, general manager of Mauran Ambulance Service, Inc., was convicted in federal court in 2017 of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud.
– John Couch, Mobile, Alabama physician, had his California medical license revoked in 2017 after he surrendered to the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners his authority to order, manufacture, distribute, posses, dispense, administer or prescribe controlled substances.
– Herbert Kloss, Mercer Island, Washington physician, surrendered his California medical license in 2017, after the Washington Medical Quality Assurance Commission entered into a stipulation with Kloss following allegations of unprofessional conduct.
– Thomas Murnane, Delmar, New York physician, had his California medical license revoked in 2017, after the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct took disciplinary action against him for negligence and failure to maintain records.
– Frederick Dumas, Mendocino physician, surrendered his medical license in 2016 after the Medical Board accused him of gross negligence and failure to maintain adequate and accurate records.