Since January 1, 2013, DataCare has been SB 863 Comlpiant.
SB 863 is changing the face of workers’ compensation in California and DataCare has worked hard to ensure that our clients are ready to handle 2013 claims.
SB 863 has two changes that may require significant amount of labor and additional costs to payers that do not have an automated process to handle them. First is the required form for “Application for Independent Medical Review”. This new form must be filled in by the payer and must accompany any denial of medical care letters. Second is requirement to have all medical records available for an Independent Medical Review if the injured worker desires. SB 863 mandates that the administrative director’s office will implement an Independent Medical Review (“IMR”) process for injuries occurring after January 1, 2013, and for all treatment disputes occurring after July 1, 2013.
According to Dr. Paulo Franca, President and Chief Technology Officer of DataCare Corporation, “We have automated the required “Application for Independent Medical Review” form. Additionally, with a few mouse clicks, our clients can make all medical records with the required detailed table of contents available for an Independent Medical Review. Our clients are compatible from day one.”
About DataCare Corporation
Headquartered in San Jose, California, DataCare provides a Software as a Service (SaaS) workflow solution that helps to expedite medical case management, utilization review, claims and billing processes. Web-based DataCare solutions enable reviewers to be twice as productive as those using legacy workflows, and offer managers much better visibility into status, quality, and workload issues.