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Med-Legal Providers Say Changes to WCAB Rules Will Delay Payment

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 1269 | 0 | 66 min read

California medical-legal providers say their billing disputes would be put on hold until the case-in-chief is resolved, under proposed changes to Workers' Compensation Appeals Board procedural rules. The WCAB last month announced plans to reorganize its Rules of Practice and Procedure. The board said the rules are now 50 pages longer than in 1966 when they were adopted. As a result, the WCAB said in rulemaking materials posted to its online forum that when it comes time to add new regulations, "the existing organization does not have a logical or natural place for many of these new ...

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