Report: #1391080

Complaint Review: California Medical Evaluators

  • Submitted: Mon, August 07, 2017
  • Updated: Mon, August 07, 2017
  • Reported By: Employee — Los Angeles California USA
  • California Medical Evaluators
    11620 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, California
    USA

California Medical Evaluators Gabor VariCMECalifornia Psychiatric EvaluatorsCal Med Eval tampering with psych testing, terrible work conditions Los Angeles California

*UPDATE Employee ..inside information: Response

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Reasons for Ripoff Report:

1. Terrible Work Environment

2. CME Owner asked admin people to change psych testing answers of work comp applicants 

I recently received a text from another former employee of California Medical Evaluators regarding the other ripoff reports posted on here. I was very sad to see that so many people were afected by what CME and Gabor have done. The doctors I worked with when I was there were so nice and I cant believe it that they lost their lisences because of CME.

For me, I feel like i need to tell my story as well. I left CME recently because working there was so bad. I was an admin person so I dont know first hand about the billing problems going on there (only things I heard from my coworkers about how the owner Gabor would tell the bookkeper and billers to change bills etc and that they felt uncomfortable doing it). 

What I can say is that working there was awful - the owner Gabor Vari is condescending, rude, nasty and treated his employees horribly. Nobody is paid what they should be paid - he micromanaged everyone and made people cry at least weekly. He made everyone so uncomfortable that I ended up having to leave. He monitored people's email accounts and was even found going through people's desk after hours. And clearly Im not the only one who thinks it was bad. If you look at the number of employees that have left over the past few years its unbelievable. More than 50 - and the company is not that big. Nobody can stand to stay there longer than a few months and deal with Gabor.

The biggest reason I decided to leave, besides Gabor and the working conditions, was that I felt very uncomfortable with one of the things I saw happening there. I used to work at a law firm and knew that something wasnt right at CME.

Basically, when work comp injured workers get evaluated by a psych doctor, they take a test called a MMPI. There are hundreds of multiple choice questions on the test that can tell if someone is faking in their evaluation and work comp claim - the applicant fills out a sheet with bubbles and the answers are scored. The scores tell a lot about the person being evaluated. 

At least half the time, Gabor asked me and other CME employees to take the MMPI bubble answer sheets after an applicants evaluation and redo the answer sheets.

I refused to do so or would always say I was too busy because I didn't feel comfortable doing that. Hundreds of MMPI answer sheets were rewritten by CME employees because not all of the bubbles were filled in correctly or some were left blank by the applicant. Whatever the reason was, the receptionist or another admin person would have stacks of bubble sheets and would fill in bubbles on the original one or would transfer answers to a new sheet. The MMPI answer sheets sent to get scored were the ones changed or redone by CME employees.

I was only at CME for 5 months but I asked other employees there and they said that Gabor had asked them to change MMPI answer sheets for as long as they could remember. I even remember the receiptonist with a stack of answer sheets partly filled in with another stack of blank sheets and she would answer the phones and talk to people while she was transfering answers from the applicant's answer sheets. It was so bad!! Who knows how many answers were accidentlaly changed or not transferred correctly and could have changed the results of the test. 

I knew that the answers that the applicant put on the answer sheet shouldn't be changed. In my experience at my prior law firm, I knew something like that would get the attorneys in trouble and the evidence could be thrown out. I don't know what happened with all those cases where CME employees changed MMPI test results but I just hope that the changed results didnt hurt the applicants cases. 

The DWC really should look into CME and Gabor and stop them from doing this.

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AUTHOR: DBS - (USA)

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience.  We take feedback seriously and pursue every measure necessary to ensure we create a work environment that people can be proud of.

It is unfortunate that you did not have a good experience during your tenure, however, we are a cohesive team committed to providing quality evaluation services to the marketplace.

As a matter of fact, our most recent internal employee survey indicated that the team continues to be highly satisfied and proud of the work that they do.  Even still, we always look for ways to improve our organization.

Although I do realize you are a former employee, I encourage you to contact us directly to discuss any issues you may have had.  By doing so, you will get a much better understanding of how proud we are as a team.

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