Workers' Compensation

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CWCI Tracks Use of Network Physicians in California Workers’ Comp and Associated Savings
Posted on 10 Jun 2015 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

Use of network physicians to manage California injured workers’ medical care rose from just over half of all claims prior to the introduction of medical provider networks (MPNs) to nearly 80 percent of all claims after MPNs were fully implemented... Read More

California: Appellate Court Broadly Interprets Labor Code Section 5803
Posted on 22 Jul 2014 by Richard M. Jacobsmeyer

In a brief and to the point decision, the 2nd Appellate District has reversed a W.C.A.B. decision that had rescinded an award of increased benefits based upon a Petition to Reopen. The case, Benavides v W.C.A.B ., is one of the briefest opinions on a... Read More

California: Quirky Regs and Rules Related to the Medical Legal Evaluation Process
Posted on 6 Feb 2015 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Trial calendars have been inundated lately with expedited hearings dealing with Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) and Agreed Medical Evaluator (AME) issues. As a result of the Post-SB 863 onslaught of new regs, rules and procedures, the legal community... Read More