Division of Workers' Compensation

The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) monitors the administration of workers' compensation claims, and provides administrative and judicial services to assist in resolving disputes that arise in connection with claims for workers' compensation benefits.

DWC's mission is to minimize the adverse impact of work-related injuries on California employees and employers.

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November 2017

November 20, 2017 Labor Labor Commissioner Stresses the Importance of Valid Workers’ Compensation Insurance
American Labor Alliance and CompOne USA insurance not valid in California
November 17, 2017 DWC Schedules JET File Transmission Code Testing in December
November 15, 2017 DWC Launches New Online Education Module for Qualified Medical Evaluators
November 14, 2017 Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspends 12 Medical Providers
November 6, 2017 Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspends 21 Medical Providers for Fraud
November 6, 2017 DWC Opens Registration for 25th Annual Educational Conference
November 1, 2017 Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Order Adopting Updates to Treatment Guidelines

October 2017

October 27, 2017 DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed Regulations for AB 1244’s Medical Provider Suspension Process to Combat Fraud
October 26, 2017 DWC Suspends Three Medical Providers for Fraud
October 20, 2017 DWC Posts Draft Benefit Notice Regulations Amendment to Online Forum for Public Comment
October 19, 2017 George Parisotto Appointed Administrative Director of DWC
October 12, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule Inpatient Hospital Section to Conform to Medicare Changes
October 12, 2017 Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspends Three Medical Providers for Fraud
October 5, 2017 Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspends Eight Medical Providers for Fraud
October 3, 2017 DWC to Lift Dismissal Notice on Lien Declarations Filed on July 2-3

September 2017

September 27, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
September 21, 2017 Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspends Six Medical Providers for Fraud
September 18, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/ Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
September 12, 2017 Save the Date 2017 WCIS Advisory Meeting October 23, 2017
September 12, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
September 7, 2017 DWC Issues Revised MTUS Drug Formulary Regulations for Second 15-Day Comment Period

August 2017

August 29, 2017 DWC Posts Database of Dismissed Liens
August 28, 2017 Katherine Zalewski Designated Chair of California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
August 15, 2017 Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspends Five Medical Providers for Fraud
August 14, 2017 DWC to Dismiss More Than 292,000 Unresolved Liens
August 8, 2017 DIR and Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspend Fermin Iglesias, Steven Rigler for Fraud
August 7, 2017 DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule Regulations
August 3, 2017 DWC Schedules Lien Consolidation Proceedings for Suspended Providers, Adds Special Adjudication Unit Calendar to Website

July 2017

July 18, 2017 DWC Issues Revised Drug Formulary Regulations for 15-day Comment Period
July 17, 2017 DWC Reports More Than 441,000 Lien Declarations Filed
July 13, 2017 Independent Medical Review Report Shows Progress
July 5, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
July 5, 2017 DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination on October 21, 2017

June 2017

June 29, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/ Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
June 28, 2017 Lien Claimants Declaration Update: Ex-parte Communication Requirements, Duplicate Documents in EAMS Prohibited
June 28, 2017 DWC Posts RAND Report on Recommendations for Fraud Prevention in the Workers’ Compensation System
June 26, 2017 Deadline for Lien Claimants to File Labor Code Section 4903.05(c) Declaration
June 23, 2017 DWC Posts Ethics Advisory Committee Annual Report for 2016
June 20, 2017 DWC Announces Temporary Total Disability Rates for 2018
June 8, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
June 7, 2017 DIR and Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspend Pasadena Psychiatrist for Fraud

May 2017

May 17, 2017 DIR and Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspend Michael R. Drobot, Steven Howser for Fraud
May 9, 2017 DIR and Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspend Sobol, Heric and Two Other Medical Providers
May 2, 2017 DWC Posts Fee Schedule Adjustments for Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers

April 2017

April 28, 2017 DWC Posts Second Interim Report on Assembly Bill 1124 Mandating an Evidence-Based Workers’ Compensation Drug Formulary
April 5, 2017 Department of Industrial Relations Director Issues Statement on WCIRB Rate Cut Recommendation
April 3, 2017 OAL Approves DWC’s Final WCIS Medical Billing, FROI/SROI Reporting Regulations

March 2017

March 27, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
March 20, 2017 DIR Issues Amended Regulations to the Return-to-Work Supplement Program that Extends Deadline to File for Benefits
March 17, 2017 DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing for Drug Formulary Regulations
March 9, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
March 1, 2017 DWC Posts Correction to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers)

February 2017

February 28, 2017 New and Amended Lien Filing Rules Filed With Secretary of State, Important for Lien Claimants Who Filed Before January 1, 2017
February 27, 2017 DWC Posts Draft Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS) Regulatory Amendments to Online Forum for Public Comment
February 16, 2017 DIR and Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspend Seven Providers for Fraud
Liens associated with the suspended providers total $59 million

El DIR y la División de Compensación de Trabajadores suspenden a siete proveedores por fraude
February 8, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Ambulance Services)
February 2, 2017 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)

January 2017

January 31, 2017 DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Upcoming Qualified Medical Evaluator
Examination on April 29
January 30, 2017 DWC Posts 2016 Audit Unit Annual Report and the Ranking Report
January 25, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
January 19, 2017 WCAB Extends Public Comment Period Until January 31 on Proposed Amendments to Board Rules
January 18, 2017 DIR Combats Workers’ Compensation Fraud, Stays 200,000 Liens with Claim Value of Over $1 Billion
Issues report on efforts to reduce medical provider and premium fraud
January 13, 2017 DWC Announces Appointment to Ethics Advisory Committee
January 3, 2017 DWC and WCAB Amend, Add Forms for Lien Filings to Comply with Recent Legislation

Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC)

New Workers’ Compensation Laws Speed Treatment and Fight Fraud

Read more about how Senate Bill 1160 and Assembly Bill 1244 reduce treatment delays and improve anti-fraud efforts.

View lists of providers identified by these fraud prevention bills:

Liens Dismissed per Labor Code §4903.05(c)(2)

SB 863

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