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ESIS Fails to Pay IBR Fee on Behalf of ABM Industries

Aug 23, 2021

Ask yourself — what happens if you’re a year late paying a bill?Your credit score tanks? Your car is repossessed? Your home foreclosed on? In most walks of life...

Med-Legal: PPO Discounts Do NOT Apply to MLFS

Aug 17, 2021

Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and other network discounts do not apply to the Medical-Legal Fee Schedule (MLFS). Period.In other words, the MLFS and OMFS are c...

Med-Legal ML106: IBRs Leave No Doubt

Aug 12, 2021

If it wasn’t clear before, it certainly is now. Physicians should bill for supplemental Medical-Legal reports requested before April 1, 2021 with billing code ML106, regardle...

CA Med-Legal: ML200 Missed Appointment Payable

Aug 2, 2021

An Independent Bill Review (IBR) case affirmed one of the biggest changes to California’s Medical-Legal Fee Schedule (MLFS): an established reimbursement for missed Medical-L...

Sedgwick Violates LACoFD Employer Contract, IBR Drops Ball

Jul 15, 2021

A physician agreed to serve as Independent Medical Examiner (IME) for the Labor Management Committee (LMC) representing the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and Lo...

Sedgwick Denies Second Review Appeals as "Duplicates"

Jul 12, 2021

Sedgwick has a Second Review problem.On too many occasions, Sedgwick incorrectly denies providers’ Second Review appeals as “duplicate submissions” of the original bil...

ML106: Liberty Mutual Must Learn the Rules

Jul 9, 2021

California’s all-new Medical-Legal Fee Schedule (MLFS) debuted back in April, but some claims administrators are still a few steps behind. To bill for supplemental Med...

IBR Hall of Shame: Sedgwick Sets New Standard of Noncompliance

Jul 6, 2021

Sedgwick failed to comply with an Independent Bill Review (IBR) ruling for almost four months. Worse, the payor’s brazenness is likely to go unpenalized by the state.T...

Med-Legal Bill Denied for Liability? Request IBR

Jun 29, 2021

Certain California workers’ comp payers deny reimbursement for Medical-Legal evaluations by claiming lack of liability for the initial injury. With this twisted, circular log...

CA DWC Lets SCIF Skirt IBR for Incorrect GPCI

Jun 28, 2021

In a baffling decision, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) declared a straightforward billing dispute ineligible for Independent Bill Review (IBR) — despi...

Sedgwick Defies DWC COVID Rules; DWC Washes Hands

Jun 4, 2021

Sedgwick defied California workers’ comp regulations, costing a provider thousands in due reimbursement. Unfortunately, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has declin...

City and County of San Francisco's Misleading Response in PPO Discount Dispute

Apr 5, 2021

Recently, a DaisyBill provider disputed a reduction in reimbursement from the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) for treating an injured employee. In the Explanation of ...

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