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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT S.B. 863

Posted on 12 December 2012 by admin

SB 863 is the current law which was enacted at the end of August 2012. It will make changes in all of the following areas:

  • Increases permanent disability rates via an alternate rating method
  • Any medical treatments will be resolved through independent medical review (IMR)
  • Lien disputes will be resolved through independent bill review
  • The voucher system will be simplified and expedited
  • There is a required lien filing/activation fee for
  • Medical Fee Schedule is updated
  • Fee schedule establishment for interpreters, vocational experts, in-home healthcare and copy services
  • Updates to medical provider networks (MPN)
  • Provides additional payments for workers with disproportionate wage loss
For further information go to: www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/SB863/SB863_FAQs.htm#1

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