Another attack on the constitutionality of independent medical review in California workers’ comp has failed. A second California Court of Appeal district has now ruled that independent medical review (IMR) is constitutional. That’s the bottom line in the March 29, 2017 California Court of Appeal Third Appellate District case of Daniel Ramirez v. WCAB (see

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A California Superior Court judge has now dismissed an attempt to sue the California Division of Workers’ Compensation on theories of gender discrimination. The decision came on a demurrer to the various alleged causes of action. Currently it is unknown whether an appeal will be filed. Here is the decision filed March 21, 2017 by

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My last post looked at some of the ways the current House proposal for Obamacare repeal/replace (dubbed Ryancare) might affect workers’ comp. A day in politics can be an eternity. But the vote in the House tomorrow looks to be very close . As of this morning, Politico has an article indicating that current vote

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Paul Ryan’s plan to gut and amend Obamacare is now on the table. What are the implications for California workers’ comp? The American Health Care Act, aka AHCA or Ryancare, faces political hurdles in the next few weeks. Today it did survive a vote in the House Budget Committee, but it faces uncertain support in

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Santa Monica-based public radio station KCRW has now broadcast a segment focusing on the California workers’ comp system. The piece, done as part of KCRW’s KCRW Investigates, was produced by Karen Foshay and is titled ” A Denial of Care”. Readers can use the following link to access the audio and/or text summary of the

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