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CA Interpreters: No Second Review = No Payment

Dec 2, 2019

Providers — interpreters in particular — be advised: a California appeals court ruled that claims administrator Meadowbrook Insurance is not required to pay a disputed fee fo...

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 ...

No Response to Second Review Request? A Lien Is the Only Option

Oct 11, 2018

A recent refusal by Travelers Insurance to respond to a provider’s second review appeal, and subsequent denial of the provider’s request for Independent Bill Review (IBR), pe...

Liable by Default: Failure to Deny A Claim Means the Claim is Accepted

Jun 13, 2018

In California, when it comes to accepting or rejecting an injured employee’s claim, the claims administrator that neglects to issue a decision is still effectively making a d...

WCAB Resolves Lien Deadline Issue

Apr 5, 2018

Lien claimants who filed required supplemental lien declarations on July 2 or 3 of 2017 wondered: would the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) agree to adjudicate tho...

When is it Appropriate to File a Lien?

Mar 1, 2018

A second review appeal isn’t always enough. Sometimes, providers must take further action to secure proper reimbursement.When a second review appeal fails to produce t...

Service Required For Retroactive Lien Filing Deadline

Jun 27, 2017

As the July 1 deadline to file a retroactive lien declaration under Labor Code 4903.05 approaches, our Support Team is fielding questions left and right. Among the biggest ca...

Ultimate Guide to New Lien Declaration Under SB 1160

Jun 6, 2017

Last month, we reported that the California Workers’ Compensation Interpreters Association (CWCIA), along with several interpreting companies, filed a lawsuit to prevent the ...

Interpreter Suit Dismissed, Concerns Clarified as Lien Deadline Looms

May 10, 2017

In early March, we reported on the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) adoption of its final Rules of Practice and Procedure to implement Senate Bill 1160. Chief among...

New DWC Lien Rules Effective March 26, 2017

Mar 3, 2017

Since the passage of Senate Bill 1160 last fall, questions have swirled around the landmark piece of legislation’s new lien declaration requirements. This week, the Workers’ ...

Late Bill Payment? Collect Penalty and Interest.

Feb 14, 2017

The passage of Senate Bill 1175 last autumn placed a lot of emphasis on the timely filing of California workers’ comp bills. But what about timely payment? Claims administrat...

New Original Bill Requirement Raises Lien Questions

Jan 16, 2017

On a typically overcast San Francisco morning earlier this month, the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) held a public hearing. The subject? Proposed regul...

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