State Fund Selects New Chief Medical Officer

June 25, 2013

State Compensation Insurance Fund named Dr. Dinesh Govindarao as its new chief medical officer.

The move is effective July 8.

As chief medical officer, Govindarao will represent State Fund as an advocate for California injured workers. His duties include providing oversight of the organization’s medical provider network, working with State Fund’s claims medical division to develop policies, procedures, and programs that drive quality care for injured workers, and working with State Fund’s utilization review organizations.

Prior to State Fund Govindarao served as vice president and medical director at Concentra, and as medical consultant to various organizations including NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Toyota.

State Fund is California’s largest provider of workers’ comp insurance.

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