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CA: WCAB Finds Utilization Report Raised No Question of Causation of Need for Requested Surgery

Martha Zamora v. Culinary Specialties, Inc., Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association Insurance Company Medical Treatment--Utilization Review--WCAB affirmed WCJ's award of medical treatment in form of right shoulder surgery to applicant/mixer with 7/13/2007 right shoulder injury, and held that...

CA: WCAB Further Refines Utilization Review Spinal Surgery Procedures

Jacob Vervalin v. Mission Uniform & Linen, Travelers Insurance Medical-Legal Procedure--Spinal Surgery--WCAB rescinded WCJ's finding that applicant/sales representative with 4/20/2007 spinal injury was entitled to spinal surgery based upon AME's report, when WCAB found that it was improper...

CA: CalChamber Says Utilization Review Bill Increases Workers' Comp Costs

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Chamber of Commerce says it is opposing AB 933, which the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee passed by a vote of 4-1 on June 23, 2010. According to CalChamber, the bill would increase the cost of performing utilization review on medical treatment requests...