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Therapist-Backed SB 537 Takes Aim at Provider Networks

By Eddie Curran (correspondent)

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 1942 | 1 | 43 min read

A wide-ranging bill sponsored by the California Physical Therapy Association marks the latest round in an ongoing war between members of the profession and the network administrators who reportedly employ numerous tactics to compel acceptance of lower fees and provision of less care for injured workers. “The networks play one provider versus another to get the cheapest provider,” said physical therapist Rick Katz, a member of the CPTA’s Payment Policy Committee who participated in drafting the legislation. “They (the networks) know the fee sched...

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