The Workers Comp Action Network produces great summary charts for California work comp analysis. They have once again made the complicated much simpler with their great work.
WCAN (Workers Comp Action Network) has created the best explanation of the implementation and cost of California’s SB 863. You can find the infographic here. (Requires PDF reader).WCAN’s position is that if not all of SB 863 is after implementation the costs may end up outweighing the benefits. Nine of the 14 areas of SB 863 have been implemented overall. Three of the nine are on track for cost: savings.
Those areas are:
- Lien filing fees
- Ambulatory Service Center fees
- Spinal Hardware pass-through payments
- Workload has tripled for IMR’s (Independent Medical Reviews)
- Permanent disability filings have increased 5% after SB 863 vs. the 1% forecast
It is highly recommended that you download the infographic. The infographic is the simplest analysis of SB 863 that I have seen to date. The link to the infograph has been provided at the top of this article. Upgrades to WordPress now allow the graphics/charts to be included in some of the articles.
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