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Updated California treatment guidelines effective 12/1/2017
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California has Updated its treatment guidelines effective 12/1/2017.
These guidelines have been developed by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and are incorporated into the Division of Workers Compensation Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS). The schedule dictates what will be considered acceptable treatment for all workers compensation injuries from a service date of 12/1/2017.
Deviations from the schedule result in Utilization Review denials.
you can review these updates (including those related to chronic pain and opioid use)here
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/DWCPropRegs/Me...hedule.htm

public testimony taken by the DWC on the udates is here
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/DWCPropRegs/Me...script.pdf
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(11-03-2017, 04:15 PM)1171 Wrote: California has Updated its treatment guidelines effective 12/1/2017.
These guidelines have been developed by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and are incorporated into the Division of Workers Compensation Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS). The schedule dictates what will be considered acceptable treatment for all workers compensation injuries from a service date of 12/1/2017.
Deviations from the schedule result in Utilization Review denials.
you can review these updates (including those related to chronic pain and opioid use)here
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/DWCPropRegs/Me...hedule.htm
 
Thanks 1171 great info.

New rules also begin on 1/1/2018 that carriers cannot use a UR company that they have a financial interest in. I would assume this means in house UR.
I am not an attorney.Anything I write should not be considered legal advice.I am writing from my own personal experiences,which is not from any sort of legal background. You should consult with an attorney over legal issues. In California, if you cannot get an attorney you can consult with an I&A officer.
 
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There is a large caveat: it Only applies if the financial interest has not been disclosed.
----Which may not rule out use of in-house docs.

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces...0160SB1160
Reminder :
........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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(11-03-2017, 07:26 PM)1171 Wrote: There is a large caveat: it Only applies if the financial interest has not been disclosed.
----Which may not rule out use of in-house docs.

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces...0160SB1160

Thank you for the info. I thought it was to good to be true, when I heard it on a webcast.
I am not an attorney.Anything I write should not be considered legal advice.I am writing from my own personal experiences,which is not from any sort of legal background. You should consult with an attorney over legal issues. In California, if you cannot get an attorney you can consult with an I&A officer.
 
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Anyone I got injured 12/07/2010 till the day Marriott hotel bribes and put motions and appalling and not approving anything am fedd up my health conditions got worst economical situation am done my lawyer i don't think is doing anything about it. Any refferals or should I got to the news
 
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You should start a new thread since this is a different topic.
For new atty go here
https://www.caaa.org/index.cfm?pg=FindaLawyerDirectory
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