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Newslines 2006 archive

December 2006

Dec. 28, 2006

State Division of Workers' Compensation to hold free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in Marysville acrobat image version en español

Dec. 27, 2006

The Division of Workers' Compensation Medical Unit is accepting applications for its upcoming qualified medical evaluator examination acrobat image version

Dec. 15, 2006

Notice of rulemaking for proposed increase in Official Medical Fee Schedule maximum reimbursable fees for evaluation and management procedure acrobat image version

Dec. 14, 2006

The California Division of Workers' Compensation files final regulations for administrative penalties pursuant to Labor Code § 5814.6 with the Office of Administrative Law acrobat image version

Dec. 12, 2006

Ambulance fee schedule update to conform to Medicare inflation adjustment is posted on DWC Web site acrobat image version

Dec. 12, 2006

State Division of Workers' Compensation to hold free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in San Jose this Thursday acrobat image version en español

Dec. 12, 2006

Return to work program up and running
Small employers may apply for reimbursement of expenses they incur to modify a workplace
acrobat image version

Dec. 7, 2006

Division of Workers' Compensation issues 15-day notice of revisions to proposed medical treatment guideline regulations acrobat image version

Dec. 6, 2006

DWC issues audit standards for 2007 acrobat image version

November 2006

Nov. 30, 2006

Change to ambulance fee schedule of 4.3 percent will become effective Jan. 1, 2007 version

Nov. 30, 2006

Division of Workers' Compensation posts form for utilization review complaints version

Nov. 30, 2006

Mileage rate for medical and medical-legal travel expenses to increase Jan. 1, 2007 version

Nov. 22, 2006

California Division of Workers' Compensation posts ethics and audit reports on its Web site version

Nov. 21, 2006

Division of Workers' Compensation issues 15-day notice of revisions to proposed utilization review enforcement regulations version

Nov. 20, 2006

Division of Workers' Compensation posts fund assessment rates for fiscal year 2006/07 on its Web site version

Nov. 7, 2006

State Division of Workers' Compensation to hold free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in Oakland version en español

Nov. 3, 2006

Division of Workers' Compensation issues a third 15-day notice of revisions to proposed administrative penalties for unreasonable denial of compensation pursuant to Labor Code section 5814.6 version

Nov. 1, 2006

Division of Workers' Compensation opens registration for its 14th annual educational conference
version

October 2006

Oct. 26, 2006

Adjustment to inpatient hospital section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system is posted on the DWC Web site  version

Oct. 26, 2006

Notice of rulemaking for workers' compensation benefit notice regulation amendments
Proposed adoption of a notice of employee rights upon termination of a medical provider network also included  version

Oct. 25, 2006

Division of Workers' Compensation issues a second 15-day notice of revisions to proposed administrative penalties for unreasonable denial of compensation pursuant to Labor Code section 5814.6 version

Oct. 12, 2006

Adjustments to the DMEPOS section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system are posted on the DWC Web site version

Oct. 12, 2006

Division of Workers’ Compensation asks the California Supreme Court to resolve conflict in apportionment methods version

Oct. 11, 2006

State Division of Workers' Compensation to hold free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in San Francisco
Seminar marks one year anniversary of the Spanish-language outreach program version
en español

Oct. 10, 2006

Temporary total disability rate for 2007 will increase to $881.66 per week version

Oct. 5, 2006

Division of Workers' Compensation announces appointments to workers' compensation ethics advisory committee version

Oct. 5, 2006

Division of Workers’ Compensation seeks nominations for medical guideline advisory committee
version

September 2006

Sep. 22, 2006

Return to work program regulations approved version

Sep. 12, 2006

State Division of Workers' Compensation to hold free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in San Jose
Seminar the third in a new program for Bay Area employees
version

Sep. 12, 2006

Division of Workers' Compensation issues a 15-day notice of revisions to proposed administrative penalties for unreasonable denial of compensation pursuant to Labor Code section 5814.6 version

Sep. 12, 2006

Notice of rulemaking for pharmacy fee schedule regulation amendments version

August 2006

Aug. 30, 2006

State Division of Workers' Compensation holds free Spanish-language seminar tonight in Fresno
Cal/OSHA will also advise employees about preventing heat illness version en español

Aug. 28, 2006

State Division of Workers' Compensation to hold free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in Fresno version en español

Aug. 10, 2006

Division of Workers' Compensation announces locations for qualified medical evaluator exam
version

Aug. 9, 2006

Adjustment to the DMEPOS Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system is posted on the DWC Web site version

Aug. 9, 2006

State Division of Workers' Compensation to hold free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in Oakland
Seminar the second in a new program for Bay Area employees version en español

Aug. 9, 2006

California Division of Workers’ Compensation posts transcript of public hearing on utilization review enforcement regulations and administrative penalties for unreasonable denial of compensation to its Web site
The division will conduct a public hearing on medical treatment guideline regulations Aug. 23 in Oakland version

July 2006

Jul. 24, 2006

California Division of Workers' Compensation introduces on line training in the use of medical fee schedules version

Jul. 21, 2006

Return to work program regulations approved version

Jul. 20, 2006

Division of Workers’ Compensation cautions community about coercing medical evaluators version

Jul. 17, 2006

The DWC Medical Unit is accepting applications for its upcoming qualified medical evaluator examination version

Jul. 12, 2006

State Division of Workers' Compensation to hold free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in San Francisco
Seminar the first in a new program for Bay Area employees version en español

Jul. 7, 2006

Notice of rulemaking for medical treatment utilization schedule version

June 2006

Jun. 30, 2006

Medical-legal fee schedule regulation amendments are now in effect version

Jun. 30, 2006

Medical and medical-legal travel expense rates increase version

Jun. 30, 2006

$100 lien filing fee repealed as of July 1 version

Jun. 12, 2006

The Division of Workers' Compensation posts revised electronic data exchange (EDEX) information package and subscriber agreement to its Web site version

May 2006

May 31, 2006

Adjustment to the DMEPOS Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system are posted on the DWC Web site version

May 25, 2006

DWC proposes regulations to close loop hole regarding the pharmacy fee schedule version

May 19, 2006

DWC files final medical-legal fee schedule regulations amendments with Office of Administrative Law version

May 11, 2006

California Division of Workers' Compensation and UCLA Center for Health Policy Research study access to medical care version

May 4, 2006

DWC issues a third 15-day notice of revisions to proposed return to work regulations version

May 2, 2006

Division of Workers’ Compensation posts list of facilities using "high cost outlier" payment methodology version

April 2006

Apr. 28, 2006

Fresno workers' comp court office to close early on Monday version

Apr. 27, 2006

Notice of rulemaking for utilization review enforcement regulations and administrative penalties for unreasonable denial of compensation version

Apr. 25, 2006

Division of Workers’ Compensation implements peak hour solution for phone system version

Apr. 24, 2006

The Division of Workers' Compensation reminds EDEX vendors of their data security responsibilities version

Apr. 20, 2006

The Division of Workers' Compensation reminds claims administrators of their payment obligations for medical treatment provided to injured workers version

Apr. 17, 2006

State Division of Workers' Compensation to hold free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in Salinas version

Apr. 12, 2006

The Division of Workers' Compensation posts information on reporting suspected medical care provider fraud version

Apr. 4, 2006

DWC issues a second 15-day notice of revisions to proposed return to work regulations version

Apr. 4, 2006

DWC issues a second 15-day notice of revisions to proposed medical-legal fee schedule regulations version

March 2006

Mar. 29, 2006

DWC issues a 15-day notice of revisions to proposed medical-legal fee schedule regulations
version

Mar. 29, 2006

Division of Workers' Compensation answers questions on pre-designating a personal physician
version

Mar. 28, 2006

Adjustments to the official medical fee schedule (OMFS) to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system are posted on the DWC Web site version

Mar. 28, 2006

State Division of Workers' Compensation holds free Spanish-language seminar in Calexico on workers' compensation benefits and laws version

Mar. 24, 2006

Workers' compensation information system (WCIS) regulations approved version

Mar. 15, 2006

Division of Workers’ Compensation announces the appointment of Dr. Anne Searcy to the position of medical director version

Mar. 14, 2006

Predesignation of personal physician regulations approved version

Mar. 2, 2006

Division of Workers' Compensation posts new fact sheets and guides for injured workers
version

February 2006

Feb. 14, 2006

Division of Workers' Compensation reminds outpatient facilities of high cost outlier deadline
version

Feb. 8, 2006

The DWC Medical Unit is accepting applications for the upcoming qualified medical evaluator examination version

Feb. 8, 2006

DWC issues a 15-day notice of revisions to proposed return to work regulations version

Feb. 2, 2006

DWC releases study on the effects of legislative reforms on California workers’ compensation insurance rates version

January 2006

Jan. 27, 2006

Governor officially appoints Carrie Nevans to the position of Division of Workers' Compensation deputy administrative director version

Jan. 17, 2006

DWC’s pharmaceutical price data file to be updated weekly version

Jan. 12, 2006

Adjustment of official medical fee schedule (OMFS) for outpatient hospital and ambulatory surgical center services to conform to changes in Medicare payment system is posted on the DWC Web site version

Jan. 5, 2006

State Division of Workers' Compensation holds free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in Los Angeles version


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