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UR Nipped Injured Attorney's Request for $88K in Housekeeping

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Friday, March 16, 2012 | 3

When it comes to utilization review, what's good for the goose is good for the gander, a Workers' Compensation Appeals Board panel ruled last month in a case involving an injured workers' compensation attorney who billed her law firm's insurer for $88,903.33 in house-cleaning services.The WCAB ruled that attorney Elizabeth Gonia, of Robin, Carmack & Gonia in Pasadena, is not entitled to reimbursement for housekeeping because she did not timely object to a utilization-review determination that the request was not reasonable and necessary.The panel drew parallels to the 2008 ...

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