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  • Blog Icon Published September 7, 2017

    CMS Names New Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has named a new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor after some delay. Additionally, CMS also released figures for how much it recovered in Medicare conditional payments from primary payers in 2016.

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  • Blog Icon Published September 1, 2017

    Elsen Cheng’s 132a Case Named a Noteworthy Panel Decision

    A case that Elsen Cheng, of SRTK’s Orange County office, defended was recently deemed a noteworthy panel decision by LexisNexus. Elsen received a take nothing on the hotly contested 132a claim in Espinoza v. Avis Rent A Car, 2017 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 309.

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  • Blog Icon Published August 16, 2017

    Joanne Thomas Gets Lien Disallowed in its Entirety

    A lien claimant filed a lien in the amount of $21,850.30. SRTK President and CEO Joanne Thomas argued several points, and the court ultimately disallowed the entire lien.

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When faced with a report finding permanent disability per Almaraz/Guzman, remember that, to constitute substantial evidence, the physician must explain HOW and WHY the case qualifies as COMPLEX and EXTRAORDINARY and his/her clinical judgment supports a finding that ACTUAL impairment in this case is not accurately reflected in the chapter, table or measurements provided in a strict interpretation of the Guides. The physician must also provide the strict AMA Guides rating. Failure to do so may result in the report being thrown out as evidence in court.

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