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On May 3, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued its order with regard to CIGA’s entitlement to relief following the court’s award of partial summary judgment in January.
For the past year or so, we have watched courts treat Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) as if they were on equal footing as the federal government acting in the best interest of the Medicare Trust Funds.
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The Court of Appeals in the 3rd District has issued a blockbuster opinion on apportionment in City of Jackson v WCAB (Rice) regarding the requirements for substantial medical evidence in worker&rsq...Read More
The 3rd District Court of Appeals has issue its decision in Ramirez v. WCAB, again upholding the constitutionality of the IMR process for review of UR determinations and providing, perhaps, some a...Read More
The 2nd Appellate District has issued the first of what should prove to be several appellate decisions on the timeliness of independent medical review decisions and the assertion by a Workers' Compensation Appeals Board panel decision that IMR timelines were mandatory, and late...Read More
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The 2nd District Court of Appeal has handed down a decision affirming the California Legislature’s creation of the lien filing fee as part of SB 863.
In Chorn v. WCAB, a physician, Dr. Robin Chorn, filed a complaint joined by two injured workers in an effort to...Read More
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JURISDICTION AND SUBROGATION
In Stinnett v. Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 644, the WCAB held that, pursuant to New York Knickerbockers v. WCAB (Macklin) (2015) 80 CCC 1141, California had a significant and legitimate interest over a baseball player...Read More