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California: Independent Medical Review – Which One Applies To What?

There is much confusion over the two Independent Medical Reviews in the California workers’ compensation system: MPN-IMR and UR-IMR. Attorneys should beware of mixing apples and oranges when it comes to these two separate and distinct processes. This article hopefully will clarify the issues and...

California: W.C.A.B. Issues En Banc Decision on “Defective UR”

The W.C.A.B. issued two en banc decisions today, one involving Utilization Review and the other addressing the issue of the application of ADR 35.5(e) which requires the same QME to evaluate an employee for multiple injury claims. The second decision will be the subject of a further EBlast message as...

California: W.C.A.B. Issues New, Modified Decision in Dubon

The divided W.C.A.B. has issued its long awaited en banc decision to the defendant’s appeal in Dubon v World Restoration and substantially modified its prior en banc holding to limit the ability of the W.C.A.B. to decide medical issues only in cases where UR is untimely. In doing so the W.C.A.B...