Cheryl Brown, vs. Kern Medical Center/county Of Kern, Permissibly Self-insured,

In this case, Cheryl Brown, an employee of Kern Medical Center/County of Kern, claimed injury to her low back and cervical spine on August 31, 2011. The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board granted the defendant's Petition for Reconsideration and affirmed the Findings of Fact, Award & Orders issued by the workers’ compensation administrative law judge (WCJ) on January 3, 2017, except that they amended the F&A to defer the issues of applicant’s entitlement to temporary disability indemnity and EDD’s entitlement to reimbursement, and to defer the issue of whether applicant may seek treatment, for which defendant is liable, from providers who are not members of defendant’s MPN. They also amended the

Kern Medical Center/County Of Kern, permissibly self-insured, Cheryl Brown, WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARDSTATE OF CALIFORNIACHERYL BROWN,Applicant,vs.KERN MEDICAL CENTER/COUNTY OF KERN, permissibly self-insured,Defendant.Case No. ADJ8253233(Bakersfield District Office)OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION AND DECISION AFTER RECONSIDERATION            Defendant seeks reconsideration of the Findings of Fact, Award & Orders (F&A) issued by the workers’ compensation administrative law judge (WCJ) on January 3, 2017 wherein the WCJ found in pertinent part that: applicant sustained injury to her low back and not to her cervical spine on August 31, 2011; applicant was not provided modified or alternative work from September 21, 2011 to April 11, 2012 and was temporarily partially disabled during that time; the California State Disability Insurance- Employment Development Department (EDD) paid State Disability Insurance (SDI) benefits to applicant during the period March 28, 2012 to May 14, 2012 at the rate of $466.00 per week, during the period June 11, 2014 to July 22, 2014 at the differential rate of $216.00 per week, during the period from July 23, 2014 to May 14, 2015 at the rate of $446.00 per week, and the SDI benefits paid by EDD were not the result of the August 31, 2011 injury; applicant’s condition became permanent and stationary on November 18, 2013 and she sustained 41% permanent disability; defendant did not unreasonably delay the provision of medical treatment; defendant was not entitled to require applicant to seek treatment within its Medical Provider Network (MPN); applicant is in need of further medical treatment to cure or relieve from the effects of her injury; and Clifford Parks, M.D., is applicant’s Primary Treating Physician (PTP). The WC] awarded, in pertinent part: temporary partial disability indemnity at the rate of $482.64 per week during the period from September 21, 2011 to April 11, 2012, totaling $13,927.61; permanent

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