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Friday, March 8, 2013
Last year, labor unions and employers came together to reform California’s workers’ compensation system. The legislative package closed loopholes in the system, in order to ensure that it operated more efficiently with fewer disputes and litigation. In exchange for these employer protections, the bill provided injured workers with nearly $1 billion in benefit increases.
Now, a legislator is trying to eliminate the cornerstone cost-saving provision of last year’s reform package – independent medical review (IMR).