California DWC Suspends 7 More Medical Providers

In the first suspension announcement of 2018, the California Department of Workers’ Compensation has suspended 7 more medical providers from the state’s workers’ comp system. 

A suspension order was issued against David Wayne Fish, a Los Angeles businessperson who was convicted in 2010 for receiving compensation for client referrals. Fish had over 4,000 cases referred to specific providers for profit, and was ordered to pay a total of $400,000 in restitution and unpaid taxes. 

Huntington Beach pharmacist Perry Tan Nguyen, Los Angeles physician assistant David James Garrison, and Irvine pharmacist Matthew Cho were suspended for participating in an “illegal prescription mill that generated OxyContin prescriptions that the clinic’s patients did not need,” and submitting claims to Medicare and Medi-Cal for fraudulent services.

San Marino physician Boyao Huang, Irvine physician Eleanor Mela Santiago, and Irvine physician Alvin Mingczech Yee were all suspended due to revoked licenses.