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December 2009
Dec. 30, 2009 Adjustments to the pathology and clinical laboratory section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to the changes in the Medicare payment system are posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version
Dec. 21, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation seeks input for upcoming stakeholder meetings acrobat image version
Dec. 17, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation posts revised benefit notice manual acrobat image version
Dec. 14, 2009 Mileage rate for medical and medical-legal travel expenses will decrease Jan. 1, 2010 acrobat image version
Dec. 7, 2009 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
November 2009
Nov. 30, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensations administrative director announces 2010 profile audit review and full compliance audit performance standards acrobat image version
Nov. 23, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation posts fund assessment rates for fiscal year 2009/10 on its Web site acrobat image version
Nov. 19, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation posts approved EAMS OCR forms vendor list acrobat image version
Nov. 4, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation's amended health care organization (HCO) regulations approved by Office of Administrative Law
Amendments become effective Jan. 1, 2010 acrobat image version
Nov. 2, 2009 Division of Workers’ Compensation opens registration for its 17th annual educational conference acrobat image version
October 2009
Oct. 30, 2009 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. 29, 2009 Notice of rulemaking and public hearing regarding proposed changes to Workers' Compensation Information System rules
New rules part of Division of Workers' Compensation 12-point plan to control medical costs acrobat image version
Oct. 7, 2009 Temporary total disability rate for 2010 will increase to $986.69 per week acrobat image version
September 2009
Sept. 30, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation Sacramento district office moves to new location effective Oct. 12 acrobat image version
Sept. 30, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation offers next Spanish-language seminar in Santa Ana acrobat image version En español
Sept. 15, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation posts order determining that changes to billing requirements for pharmacies billing the Medi-Cal program are inapplicable to workers' compensation claims acrobat image version
Sept. 1, 2009 Cryospec, Inc. keeping employees healthy and happy with help from the Division of Workers’ Compensation acrobat image version
August 2009
Aug. 20, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation's EAMS survey ends Aug. 31 acrobat image version
Aug. 20, 2009 Notice of rulemaking and public hearing for amendments to medical provider network, employee information and workers' compensation claim form and notice of potential eligibility regulations acrobat image version
Aug. 17, 2009 San Diego's Sloan Productions keeps its employee on the job with the help of state-sponsored program acrobat image version
Aug. 11, 2009 The Division of Workers' Compensation now accepting applications for the upcoming qualified medical evaluator examination acrobat image version
Aug. 11, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation announces appointment to workers' compensation ethics advisory committee acrobat image version
July 2009
July 29, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation posts ZIP code locator acrobat image version
July 23, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation posts annual reports acrobat image version
July 22, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation posts qualified medical evaluator forms in Spanish acrobat image version
July 22, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation surveys EAMS users acrobat image version
July 22, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation appoints new members to the medical guidelines advisory committee acrobat image version
July 16, 2009 Division of Workers’ Compensation tames paper backlog at district offices acrobat image version
July 15, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation offers Bakersfield's first Spanish-language seminar this week, July 15, 2009 acrobat image version acrobat image En español
July 1, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation responds to inquiries regarding payment for medical treatment acrobat image version
June 2009
June 30, 2009 Adjustments to the DMEPOS section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system effective July 1, 2009 are posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version
June 23, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation new medical treatment utilization schedule regulations approved by Office of Administrative Law — New schedule becomes effective July 18, 2009 acrobat image version
June 17, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation to test vendor-developed forms to ensure they work properly in EAMS acrobat image version
June 12, 2009 Notice of rulemaking and public hearing for amendments to Health Care Organization (HCO) acrobat image version
June 2, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation implements paper cleanup plan for district offices acrobat image version
May 2009
May 28, 2009 Department of Industrial Relations partners with community based organizations to provide extra assistance to injured workers
Pilot project in Salinas will help identify illegally uninsured employers acrobat image version En español
May 26, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation posts new guides for injured workers acrobat image version
May 15, 2009 New workers' compensation Medical Unit forms required effective May 19, 2009 acrobat image version
May 1, 2009 Division of Workers’ Compensation will participate in Cinco de mayo celebrations Outreach to focus on workers’ rights to benefits if injured on the job and injury and illness prevention acrobat image version
April 2009
Apr. 27, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation audit regulations approved and become effective May 20, 2009 acrobat image version
Apr. 27, 2009 EAMS recognized by Computerworld Honors Program acrobat image version
Apr. 1, 2009 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 posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version
Apr. 1, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation launches "Bring 'em Back" campaign acrobat image version
March 2009
Mar. 24, 2009 Chief Counsel Destie Overpeck appointed Division of Workers' Compensation acting chief deputy administrative director acrobat image version
Mar. 17, 2009 California Division of Workers' Compensation posts annual audit report on its Web site acrobat image version
Mar. 16, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation will provide two Spanish-language seminars to commemorate Cesar Chavez Day
Seminars will focus on workers' rights to benefits if injured on the job and will feature information about staying safe through the summer heat acrobat image version acrobat image En español
February 2009
Feb. 25, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation seeks nominations for medical guideline advisory committee acrobat image version
Feb. 18, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation provides new Qualified Medical Evaluator forms acrobat image version
Feb. 18, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation Medical Unit cancels next Qualified Medical Evaluator examination acrobat image version
Feb. 17, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation issues a Notice of Addition of Documents to Rulemaking File Pursuant to Government Code Section 11347.1 acrobat image version
Feb. 17, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation Judges Consider Consolidation of Vocational Rehabilitation Issues acrobat image version
Feb. 5, 2009 DWC Offices will be closed on furlough days acrobat image version
Feb. 4, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation issues 2nd 15-day notice of revisions to proposed medical treatment guideline regulations acrobat image version
January 2009
Jan. 27, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation posts adjustments to outpatient hospital and ambulatory surgical center services section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule acrobat image version
Jan. 26, 2009 More than 50 attendees gathered Monday to discuss bulk filing mechanism in Electronic Adjudication Management System with the Division of Workers' Compensation acrobat image version
Jan. 22, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation issues second 15-day notice of revisions to proposed audit regulations acrobat image version
Jan. 22, 2009 New Division of Workers' Compensation regulations and forms become effective Feb. 17, 2009 acrobat image version
Jan. 21, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation posts active forum topics regarding updated notice to employees' poster and medical provider network notice regulations acrobat image version
Jan. 15, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation issues 15-day notice of revisions to proposed audit regulations acrobat image version
Jan. 15, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation will host public meeting to discuss creating a bulk electronic filing mechanism for the Electronic Adjudication Management System acrobat image version
Jan. 9, 2009 Division of Workers' Compensation posts The Lewin Group's revised study regarding adaptation of the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) to California's workers' compensation physician fee schedule acrobat image version
Jan. 9, 2009 The Division of Workers' Compensation now accepting applications for Qualified Medical Evaluator examination acrobat image version
Jan. 6, 2009 Ambulance fee schedule adopts Medicare's 2009 public use file effective Jan. 1, 2009 acrobat image version
Jan. 6, 2009 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

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