Surviving SB 863: A Treating and Evaluating Doctor's Guide to Getting Medical Treatment Approved
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To not only survive but thrive under SB 863, treating  doctors are challenged more then ever with getting treatment requests approved and then getting paid under the RBRVS fee schedule which went into effect January 1, 2014. This seminar will help  treating and evaluating doctors learn how  to write a bulletproof RFA, and how to  document the  correct MTUS section to avoid UR  denials and IMR. A special presentation on the RBRVS fee schedule will be presented by CSIMS with strategies on finding solutions to the current challenges doctors are facing with getting paid for reviewing medical records. 

Presented by

 California Applicants' Attorneys Association and 

                                      California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery (CSIMS)


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Topics *
A Treating and Evaluating Doctor's Guide to Getting Medical Treament Approved. 

  • The MTUS Guidelines - learn how to use them, when to hold and when to fold.
  • Know what UR and IMR Reviewers are looking for.
  • Using evidence based medicine to support a treatment request.
  • Twenty-five common treatment modalities and
  • Examples of how to use the MTUS and evidenced based medicine to get approval.
  • Reviewing records and the RBRVS fee schedule: Is there a solution?

* Program subject to change

This program has been approved for 4.0 MCLE and Legal Specialization credits by the CA State Bar. #1279  CAAA certifies that this program conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the DWC in accordance with LC 139.2(d) and Title 8 of the CA Code of Regulations, 55(e) for 4.0 hours. #160

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Northern Panel

 Bernie Baltaxe, Esq., Moderator
 Carlyle R. Brakensiek, JD, MBA Exec. Dir. - CSIMS
 Jake Jacobsmeyer, Esq.
 Darlene Koutsoftas
 Dr. Brendan Morley
Annu Navani, MD


Southern Panel

 Jeff Swartz, Esq., Moderator
 Stephen J. Cattolica, Dir. of Gov’t Relations - CSIMS
 Dr. Stan Helm
 Lance Jackson, MBA
 Dr. Francis Riegler
 Scott Rubel, Esq





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