medical-legal
MLPRR: Costco/Helmsman Play Med-Legal IBR Chicken
Feb 4, 2022
MLPRR: Costco/Helmsman Play Med-Legal IBR Chicken
Call it “IBR Chicken: MLPRR Edition.” Third-party claims administrator (TPA) Helmsman, acting on behalf of self-insured employer Costco, refused to reimburse a physici...
Med-Legal MLPRR: CorVel Caps Units - Review EORs Carefully
Feb 3, 2022
Med-Legal MLPRR: CorVel Caps Units - Review EORs Carefully
California released an updated Medical-Legal Fee Schedule (MLFS) for workers’ compensation, effective April 1, 2021. Physicians had high hopes that the update, which introduc...
Med-Legal Emergency Regulations Extended
Jan 28, 2022
Med-Legal Emergency Regulations Extended
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently announced that the proposed Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) Emergency Regulation found in California Code of...
Med-Legal Data: MLPRR Charges Continue to Climb
Jan 21, 2022
Med-Legal Data: MLPRR Charges Continue to Climb
California Medical-Legal record review expenses soared into the wide blue yonder after the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) updated the Medical Legal Fee...
MLPRR: Record Review Guide for CA Med-Legal MDs
Jan 20, 2022
MLPRR: Record Review Guide for CA Med-Legal MDs
Millions of pages. Millions of dollars. Potentially serious consequences for non-compliance.Medical-Legal record review can be a big challenge for physician evaluators...
Download: Med-Legal "Superbill"
Dec 8, 2021
Download: Med-Legal "Superbill"
Medical-Legal billing for California workers’ comp is like…well, anything in California workers’ comp: a big mess.It’s convoluted, and physicians get nearly zero help ...
AIG & Coventry (and California) Squeeze QME
Nov 4, 2021
AIG & Coventry (and California) Squeeze QME
California Medical-Legal physician evaluators, be advised: some payers still attempt to improperly apply Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) discounts to Medical-Legal bill...
Record Review Sends Med-Legal Costs Soaring
Nov 3, 2021
Record Review Sends Med-Legal Costs Soaring
Like a bored multi-billionaire, Medical-Legal expenses for California workers’ comp are needlessly approaching the stratosphere.Our data point to the pri...
CA Med-Legal Reporting Deadline Extension Official
Oct 6, 2021
CA Med-Legal Reporting Deadline Extension Official
California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has officially extended emergency regulations which add 15 days to the usual time frame for Medical-Legal reporting.<...
Coming Soon: CA Med-Legal Billing Data
Sep 30, 2021
Coming Soon: CA Med-Legal Billing Data
There’s only one way to understand, navigate, and improve workers’ compensation: by the numbers.Since the introduction of the new Medical-Legal Fee Schedule (MLFS) in ...
Med-Legal Reports: Always Include Page Count Verification!
Sep 16, 2021
Med-Legal Reports: Always Include Page Count Verification!
California’s new Medical-Legal Fee Schedule (MLFS), effective from April 2021, brought with it new rules for reporting, billing, and payment. Among those rules: when submitti...
AIG: Improper (but Logical) Med-Legal Underpayment
Aug 25, 2021
AIG: Improper (but Logical) Med-Legal Underpayment
AIG improperly reduced a California Medical-Legal bill by 88%, providing a dramatic example of how California law incentivizes payers to incorrectly reimburse physicians who ...