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California: IBR Not Applicable to Pre-1/1/13 Medical Billing Disputes
Posted on 17 Dec 2014 by Richard M. Jacobsmeyer

The 4th District Court of Appeal has issued a decision raised to it on a question on the “retroactive” application of the Independent Bill Review provisions of SB 863 and whether the legislature intended to remove from the W.C.A.B. jurisdiction... Read More

California Official Medical Fee Schedule: Another Death of the Extraordinary Circumstances Exception Post-2004
Posted on 4 Apr 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Another WCAB panel finds that the extraordinary circumstances exception in the OMFS has died post-2004 In Garcia v. E Recycling of California, Zurich North America , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS –-, a WCAB panel rescinded the WCJ’s finding... Read More

California Official Medical Fee Schedule: The Death of the Extraordinary Circumstances Exception Post-2004
Posted on 28 Mar 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

In what appears to be a case of first impression, the WCAB panel in Jaime Torres Tavera v. T and P Farms, Zenith Insurance Company , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, reversed the WCJ’s finding and held instead that the extraordinary circumstances... Read More

California OMFS: Yet Another Death of the Extraordinary Circumstances Exception Post-2004
Posted on 1 May 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

A third WCAB panel finds that the extraordinary circumstances exception in the OMFS has died post-2004 In Murphy v. County of Fresno , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB rescinded the WCJ’s finding that the lien claimant Cedar-Sinai... Read More

California: The OMFS as a Maximum Fee Schedule
Posted on 28 Aug 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Lien claimant found not entitled to excess fees In Holder v. Troy Christian Adventure Limousine , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB affirmed the WCJ’s finding that lien claimant David Payne, M.D., was not entitled to fees above those... Read More