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SB 537: California RFA and Utilization Review Data

Oct 15, 2019

Last week Gavin Newsom, who serves as Governor of California, signed SB 537 into law, thereby adding a new section 138.8 to the Labor Code. This new §138.8 requires the Depar...

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 ...

RAND Wants Less Paperwork, More Reimbursement for CA Workers’ Comp Providers

Jul 26, 2018

The RAND Corporation thinks California workers’ comp providers are spending too much time on redundant paperwork — and getting too little compensation in return. The s...

RFA For Emergency Treatment in California Workers' Comp

Jul 12, 2018

First, let’s be clear that providers never have to wait for authorization before providing emergency treatment an acute medical condition. Never.However, the provider ...

Conditional Authorization: How MPNs Cheat Workers’ Comp Providers

Jun 22, 2018

Medical Provider Networks (MPNs) are a drag on California workers’ compensation. Nominally designed to help employers control costs, MPNs rarely achieve more than throwing up...

3 Facts About Automatic Authorization for Workers’ Compensation

Apr 25, 2018

Recently, a DaisyBill client reached out with questions regarding automatic authorization. The source of the confusion was a slideshow presentation from the California Coalit...

Complete 2018 Automatic Authorization Guide for California Workers’ Comp

Mar 9, 2018

Over the last several months, we blogged extensively (and hosted a free comprehensive webinar) on the new automatic authorization process for California workers’ comp. Here, ...

Authorization/Utilization Review: Why Peer-to-Peer Calls Are a Bad Idea

Feb 16, 2018

There’s been lots to say about authorization and utilization review (UR) this year, especially given the major changes to the process. However, one UR rule that remains the s...

What’s New for Workers’ Comp in 2018: CA Senate Bill 1160

Feb 9, 2018

In 2016 California passed Senate Bill 1160, which heralded significant workers’ compensation reform. SB 1160 outlined major changes to authorization, utilization review, lien...

Treatments That Do NOT Qualify for Automatic Authorization in Workers’ Comp

Feb 8, 2018

Automatic authorization for California workers’ comp is in effect, but not all treatments qualify. In fact, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has specificall...

“Automatic” Authorization, but Denied Bill? How to Appeal the Denial

Feb 7, 2018

The new “automatic” authorization process for workers’ comp is in effect, as of January 1. We’ve discussed this new system extensively on our blog and in our recent webinar, ...

Fast-Track UR for Workers’ Comp: New Rules for Entities Conducting UR

Feb 1, 2018

We spent the last few weeks bringing readers up to speed on the new “automatic” authorization and “fast-track” utilization review (UR) process for workers’ comp. While we’ve ...

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