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Governor Signs MPN, Provider Utilization Bill

Friday, October 11, 2019 | 1621 | 0 | 63 min read

The Division of Workers’ Compensation will have to publish data including how many times an individual provider’s treatment requests were denied, under a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Newsom on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 537, by Sen. Gerald Hill, D-San Mateo, which also imposes new requirements for medical provider networks and directs the DWC to review new payment models. The bill requires MPNs to publish a list of participating providers, starting in July 2021. The bill also prohibits an MPN from altering a treatment plan established by a physician or physical therapist...

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