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Supreme Court Won't Review Award to Worker for Disability After Self-Procured Treatment

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 1718 | 4 | 20 min read

The California Supreme Court will not review an employer’s challenge to an award of benefits to a worker for her temporary period of disability after she underwent surgery at her own expense. Belinda Go had injured her neck in 2013 while working for the Sutter Solano Medical Center. In May 2015, her doctor requested authorization for a cervical spine surgery. The hospital, which was self-insured, submitted the request for utilization review. The UR provider recommended that authorization be denied. Go sought review of the denial via independent medical review, but the IMR doctor ...

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