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    DWC announces free online access to MTUS treatment guidelines

    February 05, 2019
    The MTUS guidelines are based on the principles of evidence-based medicine and treatment guidelines developed by the Am...

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    Governor signs CMA bill that will save physicians millions in workers’ comp premiums

    October 30, 2017
    Last year, the California Legislature passed a bill (AB 2883) that changed the definition of “employee” for the purpose...

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    Experiencing a delay in workers’ compensation utilization review decisions? File a complaint

    September 08, 2017
    The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has finalized regulations to ensure that utilization reviews (UR...

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    Utilization review physicians should be held accountable for medical decisions

    February 03, 2017
    The California Medical Association (CMA) has filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of California, discussing the...

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    NBC collecting stories showcasing problems with California workers’ comp system

    January 20, 2017
    After NBC Bay Area News aired a series of stories about the workers’ compensation system last year, they received more ...

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    Chronic pain and opioid treatment guidelines for injured workers now in effect

    August 18, 2016
    The California State Division of Workers’ Compensation’s (DWC) new guidelines on the treatment of chronic pain and opio...

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    DWC reinstates requirement to pay lien activation fees for Workers' Compensation claims

    November 24, 2015
    The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently announced  that beginning November 9, 2015, the lien activation ...

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    New fee reduction for Workers’ Compensation Independent Medical Review and Independent Bill Review submissions

    March 17, 2015
    The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced that fees for submission of an (IMR) or Independent B...

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    DWC implements annual changes to workers' compensation physician fee schedule

    March 13, 2015
    The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has implemented its annual adjustments to the California workers...

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    CMA survey finds workers’ comp reform has brought new challenges for physicians

    February 04, 2015
    California’s workers’ compensation system is arguably undergoing its biggest period of transformation since its enactme...

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    CMA needs your feedback on how worker's comp reform is working

    November 21, 2014
    The California Medical Association (CMA) is asking for physician feedback through a survey on how the worker’s compensa...

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    How to file effective second bill reviews for workers' compensation

    August 05, 2014
    This is the second in a two-part series focusing on coding, compliance and documentation issues relating specifically to...

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    Why providers must file second bill reviews for workers’ compensation

    May 28, 2014
    This is the first in a two-part series focusing on coding, compliance and documentation issues relating specifically...

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    New workers' compensation RBRVS physician fee schedule effective January 1, 2014

    December 11, 2013
    As part of the reforms instituted by SB 863, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will begin utilizing a new fee...

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    DWC will no longer collect lien activation fees

    November 26, 2013
    A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction that prevents the California Department of Workers' Compensation (D...

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    New workers compensation changes implemented in California

    February 15, 2013
    Effective January 1, 2013, new provisions of California’s workers’ compensation insurance system reform bill (SB 863) w...

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