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Proposal to Award Fees for Reversed Denials Heading to Governor

Friday, February 15, 2019 | 0

Utah lawmakers are sending Gov. Gary Herbert a bill that would authorize add-on fees when injured workers successfully challenge denied medical claims. The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 72-0 to pass Senate Bill 76, by Sen. Karen Mayne, D-West Valley City. Mayne has not amended the measure since the Senate voted 29-0 to pass it Feb. 5. Senate Bill 76 would require add-on fees in cases where workers are awarded medical treatment that was initially denied, and the fees would vary depending on the venue awarding the benefits. The fee would be the lesser of $25,000 or 25% of th...

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