Cironline/CNN: California rehab clinics recruit group home residents to pad client lists

Changing Steps and Clean & Free are two drug rehabilitation clinics run by the same person out of the same building in South Los Angeles. Both were suspended in a statewide fraud sweep in July. Google street view photo

By Will Evans and Christina Jewett, Center for Investigative Reporting

Los Angeles, CA.  -  “… A recent investigative series by The Center for Investigative Reporting and CNN uncovered rampant overbilling in California’s publicly funded drug rehabilitation system for the poor. It prompted a state crackdown that has cut funding to 177 Drug Medi-Cal clinic sites so far and opened dozens of Department of Justice probes … ”  to read the complete article, link here.

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