WCIS eNews No. 79
August 16, 2010
WCIS regulations update
The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has further modified its proposed regulations for the Workers’ Compensation Information System (WCIS). A second 15-day notice of modification has been posted on the DWC Web site. These modifications will improve medical lien reporting, which will allow DWC to better monitor medical costs. They are also part of the division’s 12-point plan to effectively carve out and address costly issues in California’s workers' compensation system.
The modified proposals and additional information can be found at http://www.dwc.ca.gov/DWCPropRegs/WCIS_Regs/WCIS_Regulations.htm. Members of the public may comment on the revisions until 5 p.m. on Aug. 26, 2010.
The proposed revisions to the draft include:
WCIS trading partner contacts:
Trading Partner Letters A, I-L, S-V, Z
Trading Partner Letters B, D-F, N, O, W-Y
Trading Partner Letters C, G, H, M, P-R
Medical Reports Technical Contact
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