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FORCING THEIR HAND

Absent action by the DWC, a lawsuit will be filed next week to force the hand of the California Division of Workers’ Compensation on the issue of video QME evals during the coronavirus crisis.

My last post looked at the issue of video evals during the coronavirus emergency:

http://www.workerscompzone.com/2020/03/24/video-evals-during-the-coronavirus-emergency/

On March 25, Woodland Hills attorney Nicholas Roxborough wrote to the DWC indicating a plan to file a March 31 lawsuit against the DWC in Los Angeles county Superior Court. The suit, filed on behalf of the QME evaluation group California Medical Evaluators, will seek a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction “to order the DWC to unconditionally authorize the immediate acceptance and implementation of remote QME evaluations, and to further order that insurers, employers and third party administrators may not object to or decline to pay for remote QME evaluations.

Here is the six page letter from Roxborough addressed the DWC AD George Parisotto, making the case for video QME evals:

TelemedQMELawsuit

Stay tuned. I’ll be following this issue in the weeks to come.

Julius Young

 

 

 

 

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