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South San Francisco, Marin County Change TPAs

Aug 23, 2019

Two municipal employers in California switched third-party administrators (TPAs). Both the City of South San Francisco and the County of Marin transferred claims from TriStar...

SCIF, CorVel IBR Withdrawal Requests Create ENORMOUS Hassles for Providers

Aug 16, 2019

The billing lesson for today: providers should never agree to withdraw a request for Independent Bill Review (IBR), no matter how sweetly the payor begs. Trust us; we’ve lear...

Select Staffing: Changes TPA and Claim Numbers

Aug 15, 2019

Attention California providers: Select Staffing no longer uses CorVel as its Third-Party Administrator (TPA).Effective July 1, 2019, Broadspire administers all claims ...

Blatant Disregard for IBR Law by Sedgwick, Gallagher, Athens, Helmsman

Aug 5, 2019

A disturbing pattern is emerging from the results of Independent Bill Review (IBR) decisions in the state of California. As usual, the problem encumbers workers’ comp provide...

Costco, Home Depot, & Other Employers Should Be Mad as HEL*

Jul 29, 2019

Recently a provider shared a letter, apparently meant to intimidate, that it received from a Liberty Mutual Network Specialist, Peter Spalding. The letter threatened to kick ...

Mitchell Unresolved EOR Mess

Jul 17, 2019

A persistent glitch in Mitchell’s bill review service is causing revenue management chaos for providers. For second review appeals, providers receive electronic explanations ...

TPA Change Alert: LA County Switches Claims Administrators

Jul 11, 2019

Effective July 1, 2019, the County of Los Angeles is no longer utilizing third-party claims administrator (TPA) TriStar Risk Management. Claims are transferred to eith...

Magna Carta - Bills Not Processed

Jul 8, 2019

Providers, be aware that Magna Carta Companies (formerly PSM) ended its relationship with its bill review service, CorVel. More importantly, Magna Carta is not responding to ...

Claims Admins Deny Second Review Appeals as Duplicate Bills

Jul 2, 2019

Two claims administrators, York and Sedgwick, denied hundreds of compliant second review appeals on the grounds that the appeals were “duplicates” of the Original Bills in qu...

Pro Tip: Submit RFAs During Liability Disputes

Jun 6, 2019

When the employer and injured worker are locked in an injury liability dispute, the provider is frequently caught in the crossfire. Often, treatment cannot wait for the long ...

Recent ICD-10 Updates Do Not Apply to Workers' Comp Billing

May 23, 2019

The latest in dubious denial strategies for California workers’ comp: some claims administrators are denying provider bills for being out of step with updates to the current ...

SB 537: Physicians Should REVOLT Against Inequities

May 15, 2019

DaisyBill believes every California physician should be extremely alarmed by the proposed addition of Labor Code § 138.8 in SB 537. If passed as-is, § 138.8 would require the...

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