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December 2008
Dec. 31, 2008 Official medical fee schedule adjustments to the pathology and clinical laboratory section conforming to the Medicare payment system changes are posted acrobat image version
Dec. 31, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation Anaheim district office moved to new location acrobat image version
Dec. 29, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation closing EAMS forms testing lab acrobat image version
Dec. 23, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation administrative director announces 2009 profile audit review and full compliance audit performance standards acrobat image version
Dec. 23, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation accepting applications for EAMS electronic filing trial acrobat image version
Dec. 23, 2008 Adjustment of official medical fee schedule (OMFS) to conform to changes in Medicare payment system are posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version
Dec. 16, 2008 Mileage rate for medical and medical-legal travel expenses will decrease Jan. 1, 2009 acrobat image version
Dec. 15, 2008 Ambulance fee schedule update to conform to Medicare inflation adjustment is posted on DWC Web site acrobat image version
Dec. 15, 2008 New Workers' Compensation Appeals Board rules of practice and procedure became effective Nov. 17, 2008 acrobat image version
Dec. 15, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation posts proposed amended HCO regulations to online forum for public comment. acrobat image version
Dec. 10, 2008 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 acrobat image version
Dec. 10, 2008 Ambulance fee schedule adopts increases of Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 acrobat image version
Dec. 5, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation training sessions on filing optical character recognition (OCR) paper forms and documents in EAMS are filling up
November 2008
Nov. 26, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation issues 15-day notice of revisions to proposed medical treatment guideline regulations acrobat image version
Nov. 26, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation to conduct training on filing optical character recognition (OCR) paper forms and documents in EAMS acrobat image version
Nov. 20, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation posts fund assessment rates for fiscal year 2008/09 on its Web site acrobat image version
Nov. 17, 2008 New Division of Workers' Compensation Electronic Adjudication Management System (EAMS) regulations become effective today acrobat image version
Nov. 17, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation seeks executive medical director acrobat image version
Nov. 5, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation opens registration for its 16th annual educational conference acrobat image version
October 2008
Oct. 31, 2008 Temporary total disability rate for 2009 will increase to $958.01 per week acrobat image version
Oct. 31, 2008 Adjustment of official medical fee schedule (OMFS) to conform to changes in Medicare payment system is posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version
Oct. 31, 2008 Notice of rulemaking and public hearing for update to audit regulations acrobat image version
Oct. 30, 2008 Governor reappoints Carrie Nevans to the position of Division of Workers' Compensation deputy administrative director acrobat image version
Oct. 27, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation reminds community about sunset of the vocational rehabilitation program acrobat image version
Oct. 23, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation posts new version of Electronic Adjudication Management System forms on its Web site
More tools on filling and filing the new forms also available acrobat image version
Oct. 22, 2008 Space still available for the Division of Workers' Compensation's EAMS training session tomorrow in Los Angeles acrobat image version
Oct. 22, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation extends public comment period on qualified medical evaluator (QME) regulations and forms to November 6 acrobat image version
Oct. 16, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation to hold third EAMS "train the trainers" session in Los Angeles acrobat image version
Oct. 15, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation issues 2nd 15-day notice of revisions to proposed qualified medical evaluator regulations acrobat image version
Oct. 9, 2008 Division of Workers’ Compensation posts revised benefit notices manual acrobat image version
September 2008
Sep. 8, 2008 Division of Workers’ Compensation to hold second set of “train the trainers” sessions on filing forms and documents in EAMS acrobat image version
August 2008
Aug. 29, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation asks attorneys, hearing representatives, claims administrators and other form filers to begin voluntarily using new forms
Use of new uniform assigned names will also assist district offices in scanning process acrobat image version
Aug. 28, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation workers' compensation ethics regulations for judges approved by Office of Administrative Law acrobat image version
Aug. 25, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation launches Electronic Adjudication Management System (EAMS)
New optical character recognition forms available on Web site acrobat image version
Aug. 19, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation posts uniform names for claims administrators' and representatives' offices on its Web site acrobat image version
Aug. 12, 2008 Registration closed for Division of Workers' Compensation EAMS "train the trainers" sessions acrobat image version
Aug. 12, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation issues advance checks to special fund recipients acrobat image version
Aug. 6, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation to hold "train the trainers" session on filing forms and documents in EAMS acrobat image version
Aug. 6, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation issues 15-day notice of revisions to proposed EAMS regulations acrobat image version
July 2008
Jul. 31, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation posts Spanish-language samples of revised benefit notices acrobat image version
Jul. 25, 2008 Notice of rulemaking and public hearing regarding proposed changes to Workers' Compensation Appeals Board rules acrobat image version
Jul. 24, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation accelerates work with external users in preparation for EAMS implementation acrobat image version
Jul. 24, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation Court Administrator Keven Star called to active Army duty for one year
Regional Manager Joel Harter to oversee EAMS while Regional Manager Mark Kahn takes on court operations statewide acrobat image version
Jul. 8, 2008 Mileage rate for medical and medical-legal travel expenses increased July 1, 2008 acrobat image version
Jul. 8, 2008 State Division of Workers' Compensation to hold free Spanish-language seminar tonight in Stockton acrobat image version en español
Jul. 2, 2008 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 acrobat image version
June 2008
Jun. 27, 2008 Notice of rulemaking and public hearings for update of medical treatment utilization schedule acrobat image version
Jun. 25, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation issues 15-day notice of revisions to proposed QME regulations acrobat image version
Jun. 24, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation continues to help external users prepare for EAMS implementation acrobat image version
Jun. 18, 2008 California Division of Workers' Compensation posts results of utilization review investigations on its Web site acrobat image version
Jun. 17, 2008 The Division of Workers' Compensation Medical Unit is accepting applications for its upcoming qualified medical evaluator examination acrobat image version
Jun. 9, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation creates forms test lab for the Electronic Adjudication Management System (EAMS) acrobat image version
Jun. 9, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation to begin testing the Electronic Adjudication Management System (EAMS) at district offices June 27 acrobat image version
Jun. 6, 2008 Notice of rulemaking and public hearings for revisions to the 2005 permanent disability rating schedule acrobat image version
May 2008
May 30, 2008 Notice of rulemaking and public hearings for Electronic Adjudication Management System regulations acrobat image version
May 20, 2008 DWC answers inquiries regarding valid offers of work requirements and the supplemental job displacement benefit acrobat image version
May 12, 2008 Division of Workers’ Compensation releases The Lewin Group study results regarding adapting the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) to California's workers' compensation physican fee schedule in advance of public meetings acrobat image version
May 9, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation proposes changes to permanent disability rating schedule acrobat image version
April 2008
Apr. 23, 2008 State Division of Workers' Compensation to hold free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in Oxnard acrobat image version en español
Apr. 21, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation posts updated treating physician forms and regulations to online forum for public comment acrobat image version
Apr. 10, 2008 WCAB posts proposed regulations pertaining to rules of practice and procedure to online forum for public comment acrobat image version
Apr. 9, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation presents information on the Electronic Adjudication Management System to the Assembly Insurance Committee acrobat image version
Apr. 9, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation posts list of facilities using "high cost outlier" payment methodology acrobat image version
Apr. 9, 2008 Ambulance fee schedule adopts Medicare's 2008 public use file, effective April 7, 2008 acrobat image version
Apr. 8, 2008 The Office of Administrative Law approves the Division of Workers' Compensation's request to change section numbers of current regulations acrobat image version
Apr. 7, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation posts annual report on the alternative dispute resolution/carve-out program for 2006 on its Web site acrobat image version
Apr. 3, 2008 Division of Workers’ Compensation issues 15-day notice of revisions to proposed ethics regulations for workers’ compensation judges acrobat image version
Apr. 2, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation answers first aid inquiries acrobat image version
March 2008
Mar. 25, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation posts revised benefit notices manual and sample benefit notices to Web site acrobat image version
Mar. 21, 2008 Adjustments to the outpatient hospital and ambulatory surgical center services section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in Medicare payment system are posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version
Mar. 19, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation posts Electronic Adjudication Management System regulations to online forum for public comment acrobat image version
Mar. 14, 2008 Division of Workers’ Compensation updating its database of legal practitioners acrobat image version
Mar. 12, 2008 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 acrobat image version
Mar. 11, 2008 Division of Workers’ Compensation launches newsletter to keep the public informed about the Electronic Adjudication Management System acrobat image version
Mar. 6, 2008 More than 70 attendees gathered Wednesday to discuss the Electronic Adjudication Management System with the Division of Workers' Compensation acrobat image version
February 2008
Feb. 19, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation to host public meeting to discuss compatibility of the Electronic Adjudication Management System with other software programs acrobat image version
Feb. 5, 2008 Adjustments to the outpatient hospital and ambulatory surgical center services section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in Medicare payment system are posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version
January 2008
Jan. 31, 2008 California Division of Workers' Compensation posts annual audit report on its Web site acrobat image version
Jan. 29, 2008 State Division of Workers' Compensation to hold free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in Reedley acrobat image version en español
Jan. 25, 2008 Adjustments to the outpatient hospital and ambulatory surgical center services section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in Medicare payment system are posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version
Jan. 23, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation announces appointment to workers' compensation ethics advisory committee acrobat image version
Jan. 18, 2008 Some Division of Workers' Compensation online databases down until the end of January acrobat image version
Jan. 17, 2008 Division of Workers' Compensation swears in its first Vietnamese judge at Anaheim district office acrobat image version
Jan. 9, 2008 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 acrobat image version
Jan. 8, 2008 Adjustments to the pathology and clinical laboratory section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system are posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version

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