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High Court Won't Review Decision Sending Doctor's RFA Through UR/IMR

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, August 18, 2017 | 2350 | 2 | 0 min read

The California Supreme Court will not be reviewing a decision by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board finding that a request for authorization for treatment by a doctor within an employer’s medical provider network is subject to the Labor Code’s utilization review and independent medical review processes. The case is Willoughby v. WCAB, No. S242193. Pamela Willoughby had worked for the northern California-based law firm of Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel as a legal secretary. While playing in a softball game sponsored by her employer, a ball struck Willoughby on the lef...

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