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Workers' Compensation News


 

Young: The Yelp Case 07/20/2018
Source: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 23 | 0
The California Supreme Court has rendered a 4-3 decision in Hassell v. Bird. This case may be of interest to attorneys, doctors, insurance brokers and other providers who ser...Read More
 
 

Young: UR Accreditation Deadline Looms 06/22/2018
Source: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 245 | 0
Will many utilization review organizations miss the upcoming July 1 deadline for utilization review accreditation? ...Read More
 
 

Young: Another Rate Decrease 06/11/2018
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 329 | 0
Advisory California workers’ comp rates are set to decline effective July 1 per a recent decision by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Jones has adopted a May 29 recommendation by Department of Insurance attorney Patricia Hein for a “pure premium” rate of $1.74 per $100 of...Read More
 
 

Young: Jumping the Gun 05/29/2018
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 315 | 0
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has jumped the gun in posting proposed changes to the California workers’ compensation Medical-Legal Fee Schedule. ...Read More
 
 

Young: WCIRB's Report on Obamacare and Workers' Comp 05/16/2018
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 261 | 0
Has the Affordable Care Act had an impact on California workers’ comp? ...Read More
 
 

Young: More on Tesla 05/02/2018
Source: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 368 | 0
Journalists at the Center for Investigative Reporting have recently published an analysis of alleged widespread safety issues at the Fremont plant where Tesla ...Read More
 
 

Young: The Opioid Study 04/02/2018
Source: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 414 | 0
California workers’ comp prescription formulary took effect Sunday for pre-2018 injuries. Under the Division of Workers' Compensation regs, doctors are to have filed reports by April 1, 2018, detailing weaning and tapering plans for non-exempt, unlisted or compound drugs....Read More
 
 

Young: Not Even a Mention 03/28/2018
Source: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 225 | 0
An eagerly awaited 2018 report on the future of health care in California fails to mention workers’ compensation at all. ...Read More
 
 

Young: Revisiting Single Payer 03/13/2018
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 211 | 0
In 2017 there was quite a flap in the California Legislature over a single-payer health care bill. That bill, SB 562, known as “The Healthy California Act,” passed the California Senate in June by an essentially party-line (23-17) vote. ...Read More
 
 

Young: The Effect of Self-Procured Treatment 03/02/2018
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 868 | 0
What is the effect on a claim for temporary disability or permanent disability if a worker self-procures treatment that was denied by utilization review and independent medical review? ...Read More
 
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