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California: RFA (Request for Authorization) Within 1 Year of Prior UR Denial

By Bruce P. White, Esq. Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations link to lexis.com. Bracketed citations link to Lexis Advance. SB 863 tried to address one of the problem areas in utilization reviews and that is how long does a UR decision remain in effect. Labor Code § 4610 (g)(6) [ LC...

California: Judges and Jurisdiction - Where to Draw the Line

The primary purpose of the newly created Independent Medical Review (IMR) process is to review medical treatment (MT) disputes and issue determinations. SB863 added LC §4610.6 (i) to the Labor Code, which states in pertinent part, “In no event shall a workers’ compensation administrative...