Under existing law, medical care for an employee who is injured on the job is paid for by the employer's workers' compensation insurance when the medical care is certified as medically necessary and is provided by health care facilities and professionals authorized by the employer. This bill would provide that if an injured employee is covered by a health insurance policy, a health care provider authorized by the employer may bill the health insurance for the certified medical care and if the health insurance covers the claim, the employer's workers' compensation insurance will reimburse the health insurer. This bill would further specify the rights or obligations that would not be imposed on employers, employees, and health insurers as a result of this practice.

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Introduced: 25-5-1