Workers' Compensation

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California: The Important Role of IBR in Resolving Billing Disputes
Posted on 28 Mar 2018 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

There are several aspects of the medical treatment benefit in California’s workers’ compensation process. The aspect that is most frequently discussed is whether a specific treatment should be provided to the injured worker. For example, the... Read More

California: IBR Update and Lien Litigation Status
Posted on 20 Feb 2015 by David Bryan Leonard

By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. At the 22nd Annual DWC Educational Conference a terrific panel presented an update on the independent bill review (IBR) process and discussed the status of the constitutional legal challenge to the lien activation fee.... Read More

WCRI Study Says California Saw Five Percent Decrease in Medical Payments Per Claim in 2013
Posted on 11 Oct 2015 by Thomas A. Robinson

According to a study recently released by Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), California enjoyed a five percent decrease in medical payments per workers’ compensation claim in 2013 on a year-over-year basis, likely reflecting... Read More

California: It’s Here--Independent Bill Review (Part 1)
Posted on 22 Jan 2013 by David Bryan Leonard

By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. 2013 has started off with a whirlwind of new regulations and administrative processes. We have several new sets of regulations that cover topics such as Independent... Read More

California: It’s Here--Independent Bill Review (Part 2)
Posted on 22 Jan 2013 by David Bryan Leonard

By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. This is Part 2 of a two-part article. Read Part 1 here . Processing of IBR Request by the Administrative Director After the secondary review, and after the provider... Read More

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Lien Provisions
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by David Bryan Leonard

By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. ***WARNING: The following analysis is based on the 8/24/2012 version of SB 863. On 8/31/2012, the Legislature passed SB 863. Be sure to check the final version of SB 863 posted on the Legislature website.*** The proposed... Read More

California: It’s Here--Independent Bill Review (Part 2)
Posted on 22 Jan 2013 by David Bryan Leonard

By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. This is Part 2 of a two-part article. Read Part 1 here . Processing of IBR Request by the Administrative Director After the secondary review, and after the... Read More

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Lien Provisions
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by David Bryan Leonard

By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. ***WARNING: The following analysis is based on the 8/24/2012 version of SB 863. On 8/31/2012, the Legislature passed SB 863. Be sure to check the final version of SB 863 posted on the Legislature website.*** The... Read More

California: It’s Here--Independent Bill Review (Part 1)
Posted on 22 Jan 2013 by David Bryan Leonard

By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. 2013 has started off with a whirlwind of new regulations and administrative processes. We have several new sets of regulations that cover topics such as Independent... Read More