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DWC Attorneys Preview Upcoming UR Changes

By Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 1799 | 0 | 47 min read

LOS ANGELES — California doctors may get a free pass on utilization review under legislation passed in 2016, but that doesn't mean state regulators are not going to be watching. A regulatory proposal that the Division of Workers' Compensation intends to release soon would allow the division to remove medical providers from the system if they demonstrate a pattern and practice of abusing the new prospective utilization review exemption created by Senate Bill 1160. DWC attorney Alan Hersh, during the division’s 25th annual Educational Conference on Tuesday, said r...

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