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California W.C.A.B. Affirms Prior Valdez Decision

When it rains it pours... Having just issued an en banc decision yesterday on QME panel issues, the W.C.A.B. has just issued its 3rd Reconsideration decision in Valdez v Warehouse Demo Services . The original decision issued in April 2011 holding reports obtained by an applicant outside of a validly...

California W.C.A.B. Affirms Prior Valdez Decision

When it rains it pours... Having just issued an en banc decision yesterday on QME panel issues, the W.C.A.B. has just issued its 3rd Reconsideration decision in Valdez v Warehouse Demo Services . The original decision issued in April 2011 holding reports obtained by an applicant outside of a validly...

CWCI Schedules Online Seminar on New MPN Regs and Other Recent Regulatory Revisions

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) has scheduled an online seminar for Thursday, September 18 to educate workers’ compensation claims and medical professionals, attorneys and other members of the community on revised regulations governing medical provider networks (MPNs...

California: Stipulation to Treatment Outside a Medical Provider Network

In Shawl v. Steve’s Automotive , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, a split WCAB panel rescinded the WCJ’s decision and held that the applicant, who incurred an industrial injury to multiple body parts on 3/7/2001, was entitled to continue treatment with Jacob Rabinovich, M.D., outside the...

California: A Medical Provider Network Conundrum: The Second Opinion Process

In Bautista v. Arlon Graphics , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, a split panel WCAB affirmed the WCJ’s finding that the applicant machine operator with a 4/6/2014 admitted industrial injury to his ribs, pulmonary system, lumbar spine, and right ankle and alleged consequential injury his psyche...

California: Medical Provider Network Access Standards: Three Physicians Required?

In Soto v. Sambrailo Packaging , 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB held that the WCJ erred in finding that the applicant who suffered an industrial injury to her neck, back and right shoulder was entitled to treat outside the defendant’s MPN because the defendant failed to meet the statutory...