October 30, 2018

On October 11, 2018, Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Cassie Brown adopted amendments to 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §134.600, Preauthorization, Concurrent Utilization Review, and Voluntary Certification of Health Care. The adopted amendments were filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on October 12, 2018, and published in the October 26, 2018 issue of the Texas Register. […]

October 5, 2018

2018 La. SB 336, effective date June 30, 2018, amended Louisiana Annotated Statutes, Louisiana Revised Statutes, Title 23 Labor and Workers’ Compensation, Chapter 10 Workers’ Compensation, Part 2 Benefits, Subpart A General Provisions – La. R.S. 23:1203.1. Applicable sections were updated in the Louisiana WCUM module page; however, to review the entire enacted bill, click […]

September 25, 2018

On August 23, 2018, the California Supreme Court ruled in favor of a utilization review (UR) physician accused of malpractice. Specifically, the Court unanimously held that a claim for malpractice against a UR physician for injuries arising from a review decision for the treatment of a compensable injury could not be maintained under the workers’ […]