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California: Utilization Review Decision Defective When UR Delay Notice Signed Only by UR Nurse, Not Licensed Physician
Posted on 18 Jul 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

In Newton v. Jack-In-The-Box , 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, a WCAB panel has issued a notice of its intention to award an applicant medical treatment in the form of aquatic therapy twice per week for a period of four weeks, as prescribed by the... Read More

California: Utilization Review Not Defective When Request for Additional Information Necessary to Make UR Determination Signed by Non-Physician
Posted on 29 Aug 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

In a noteworthy panel decision issued August 21, 2014, the WCAB in Newton v. Jack-In-The-Box , 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS – , rescinded the WCJ’s award of medical treatment in the form of aquatic therapy after the defendant objected to... Read More