Legislation tied medical fees to other publicly financed health care programs. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Legislation enacted in 2012 seems to have lowered Workers’ Comp costs in California, according to a new report from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) of California.

The law, SB 863, was introduced by Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and then-Assembly member Jose Solorio (D-Anaheim), and was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) in September 2012, California Healthline reported. The legislation changed the long-standing practice in Workers’ Comp cases of charging unregulated medical fees for care by tying fees to other publicly financed health care programs, The Sacramento Bee reported.

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