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VIAW Newswire 03.19.13

Posted on 15 May 2013 by admin

Chief justice urges reinvestment in Calif. courts

“I’m worried that California is on the wrong side of history in funding justice,” she said. “And I believe that if we do not reinvest in justice, you will continue to see services to the public from the courts are cut or be eliminated or deeply restricted.”

California: Challenging Utilization Review at an Expedited Heading: Becerra and Corona Panel Decisions

….The WCAB held that an injured employee who disputes a UR denial of authorization for treatment must object and follow the LC 4062 process….

California: Medical Emergencies Post SB 863

The recent reform act of SB 863 will bring in a whole host of changes to our workers compensation medical treatment (MT) delivery system.

California: Labor Code Section 4656(c)(2) Includes Labor Code Section 4850 Time

….the issue in this case is one with multiple writ denied decisions which appeared to dispose of the question of whether Labor Code § 4850 benefits were included the 104 weeks of TD payments under Labor Code § 4656(c)…

Impact of Obamacare on Workers’ Compensation: Decreased Cost-Shifting Predicted

The fact that the primary provisions of the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, become effective in January 2014 precludes accurately concluding whether those reforms will reduce increasingly burdensome workers’ compensation costs.

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