UR Proposal Not Ready For Prime Time

The Division of Workers’ Compensation floated possible changes to the state’s utilization review regulations to meet the demands of SB 1160 legislation. The proposal as it currently stands, however, has … Read More »

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Ninth Circuit To Hear RICO Claims

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument in an alleged civil racketeering case filed against two workers’ comp claims adjusters – Corvel Enterprises and York Risk Services … Read More »

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Opioid Use Declines

California’s workers’ comp industry is continuing to make progress in weeing itself off its opioid addiction. New data from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute indicates that not only is the … Read More »

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Geographic Medical Pricing Teed Up

The Division of Workers’ Compensation’s proposal to alter the payments medical providers receive based on where geographically they are practicing is winning converts. The latest iteration of the proposed regulations … Read More »

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Controversial Medical Schedule Faces Pushback

A Division of Workers’ Compensation proposal to update four sets of medical treatment utilization schedule (MTUS) guidelines with newer material from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) … Read More »

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