UR Reforms, Drug Formulary Boost Treatment Approvals

Recent reforms that established a prescription drug formulary for California’s workers’ comp system, and which created a utilization review exemption for many treatments rendered during the first 30 days of … Read More »

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Industry Pushes Back Over Proposed WCAB Rules

The workers’ comp community expressed “serious concerns” about several aspects of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board’s proposal to update its rules of practice and procedure. The proposal generated well over … Read More »

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WCAB Faces Pushback Over New Draft Rules

A draft proposal to rework the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board’s Rules of Practice and Procedures generated controversy and strong push back from carrier representatives and qualified medical evaluators (QMEs). The … Read More »

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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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