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Med-Legal Payments Set for First Drop in a Decade, CWCI Reports

By Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)

Friday, March 2, 2018 | 1898 | 2 | 53 min read

The average cost of medical-legal services may be declining for the first time in a decade, according to a California Workers’ Compensation Institute analysis of payments made through the first six months of 2017. Stacy L. Jones (CWCI photo) CWCI’s review also found a high concentration of qualified medical-legal evaluators in the Los Angeles area, as well as a puzzling increase in providers billing for agreed medical evaluator services. Comp carriers paid on average $1,538 per medical-legal service provided between January 2017 and June 2017, the latest month CWCI reviewed fo...

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