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IBR Chicken: SCIF Blinks Too Late

Jan 11, 2022

You win some, you lose some. That’s the lesson the State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) must take from the latest round of California workers’ comp claims administ...

SCIF Hacks IBR by Switching (Incorrect) Denial Reason

Sep 15, 2021

There’s a serious inequity in the appeals process by which California workers’ comp providers can dispute incorrect reimbursement for authorized treatment. State Compensation...

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...

Payola? SCIF / Blue Cross Anthem Coordinate Provider MPN Shakedown

Apr 26, 2021

State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) and Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) have hacked the Medical Provider Network (MPN) system to apparently shake down providers. A recent ema...

SCIF Tantrum Subverts the IBR Process

Nov 25, 2019

Few behaviors induce more cynicism than when claims administrators ask providers to withdraw requests for Independent Bill Review (IBR) in exchange for correct payment. Appar...

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...

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