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UR Bill Gets Overhaul Ahead of Hearing

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 1254 | 2 | 62 min read

California workers would be able to pursue a benefit increase if independent medical review authorizes a treatment request denied by utilization review, under amendments to a bill scheduled for a hearing today. Assemblyman Kansen Chu, D-Milpitas, on Monday amended AB 1107 to propose eliminating statutory language under which IMR decisions finding treatments appropriate are not considered proof of an unreasonable denial of benefits. As introduced, the bill would have restrained California employers from performing utilization review on some medical treatment requests. Labor Code Section 5...

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