The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) have suspended Pasadena psychiatrist Jason Hui-Tek Yang from participating in California’s workers’ compensation system.
Dr. Yang was convicted in Riverside County Superior Court for his involvement in an insurance fraud conspiracy that referred patients for unnecessary care to justify workers’ compensation billing. DWC issued a Notice of Suspension, which Yang appealed. The appeal was heard in April by Hearing Officer William E. Gunn, who issued a recommended determination and order on May 25. The recommended decision was adopted by DWC Acting Administrative Director George Parisotto and the suspension confirmed on June 1. Dr. Yang has over 2,000 active workers’ compensation liens with an estimated total claim value of more than $13.7 million.