California Senate Bill 1160 (SB 1160) is slated to bring major reforms to the California workers’ compensation system. Its provisions aim to eliminate both delays in the utilization review (UR) process and inappropriate denials of care for injured workers. In addition, it will help prevent billions of dollars in workers’ compensation billing fraud. Depending on how effective these regulations are at achieving these objectives, it may follow that similar initiatives could be adopted across the country.
Topics: Utilization Review