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CWCI: Evidence to Support Heat Injury Presumption 'Lacking'

06/18/2024
the Cal-OSHA outdoor heat illness prevention standard as well as the overall denial rate for all California workers compensation claims. In the past Gov. Gavin Newsom has taken a cautious approach toward proposals to expand workers compensation presumptions vetoing several bills that would

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DWC Proposes Rules to Expedite UR Decisions

06/10/2024
The California Division of Workers Compensation on Friday introduced rules to speed up the delivery of medical care by implementing provisions from bills passed nearly a decade ago exempting certain procedures or treatments from utilization review. Rules that the division proposed would

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Committee Passes E-Signature, Worker Notice Bills

06/07/2024
The California Senate Labor Public Employment and Retirement Committee unanimously passed bills that would allow electronic signatures in Workers Compensation Appeals Board Proceedings and require notifying workers of their right to representation. The committee on Wednesday voted 5-0 to pass

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Uninsured Dentist to Pay $210,000 Penalty for Billing Fraud

06/04/2024
500000 in payments for services that he didnt provide. Adeeb owned and was the primary dentist at Monterey Dental Center according to the complaint. Anthem reportedly became suspicious of his bills in 2022. Anthem Inc. uncovered that respondent was billing Anthem Inc. for non-rendered services

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Appropriations Committee Passes E-Signature Bill

04/26/2024
The California Assembly Appropriations Committee unanimously passed a bill that would allow electronic signatures in proceedings before the Workers Compensation Appeals Board. The committee on Wednesday voted 14-0 to pass bills on its consent file which included Assembly Bill 2337 by

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Appropriations Committee Places TD Bills on Suspense File

04/24/2024
The California Senate Appropriations Committee put a temporary hold on two bills that would authorize temporary disability benefits for attending medical appointments and for successfully challenging the denial of a request for authorization. The committee on Monday unanimously sent SB 1205 and

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Chiropractor Sentenced to More Than 54 Years, Fined $23M

04/16/2024
A Southern California chiropractor accused of illegally running a law firm to funnel injured workers into his network of medical clinics to churn bills was ordered to serve more than 54 years in state prison and fined 23 million the Riverside County District Attorneys Office announced

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Committee Passes TD Expansion, Ag Worker Protection Bills

04/12/2024
Members of a California Senate committee passed bills that would in some instances make temporary disability benefits available after an injury becomes permanent and stationary and create a presumption that heat-related injuries are compensable for agricultural workers under certain circumstances

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Senate Committee Hears Comp Bills Today

04/10/2024
Members of the California Senate Labor Public Employment and Retirement Committee are scheduled to hear testimony today on bills that would create a presumption that heat-related injuries are compensable for farmworkers and would authorize temporary disability benefits when people miss work for

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Insurance Committee Passes Signature, Poster Bills

04/05/2024
The California Assembly Insurance Committee unanimously passed bills that would allow electronic signatures in Workers Compensation Appeals Board proceedings and require workplace posters to include a notice of the right to consult an attorney to discuss workers compensation rights. The

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