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December 2011
Dec. 19, 2011 Adjustments of the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system are posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version
Dec. 16, 2011 No change for mileage rate for medical and medical-legal travel expenses in 2012 acrobat image version
Dec. 14, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation administrative director announces 2012 profile audit review and full compliance audit performance standards acrobat image version
Dec. 13, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation posts 2012 annual report of inventory advice and form for claims reported during calendar year 2011 on its Web site
Form for reporting adjusting locations when ARI requirements waived is also posted acrobat image version
Dec. 12, 2011 Division of Workers’ Compensation issues notice of delay in availability of updated prices and clarification of pharmaceutical fee schedule data file acrobat image version
Dec. 8, 2011 Medical Unit revises panel rules pending Appeals Board decision on Messele acrobat image version
Dec. 2, 2011 Department of Industrial Relations reduces workers' compensation policy assessment rates $113.3 million for fiscal year 2011-12 acrobat image version
November 2011
Nov. 30, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation opening JET File to more users acrobat image version
Nov. 30, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation hosts electronic filing expo in Oakland tomorrow acrobat image version
Nov. 21, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation accepting nominations for 2012 Carrie Nevans Community Service Awards acrobat image version
Nov. 17, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation posts updated pharmaceutical fee schedule data file acrobat image version
Nov. 10, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation opens registration for its 19th annual educational conference acrobat image version
Nov. 7, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation to host electronic filing expo in Oakland on Dec. 1 acrobat image version
Nov. 4, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation surveys copy services users acrobat image version
October 2011
Oct. 27, 2011 Timeline set forth for selecting an agreed medical evaluator and requesting a panel qualified medical evaluator acrobat image version
Oct. 25, 2011 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. 21, 2011 Temporary total disability rates for 2012 announced acrobat image version
Oct. 11, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation issues first 15-day notice of revisions to proposed public disability accommodation regulations acrobat image version
Oct. 5, 2011 Division of Workers’ Compensation posts interim pharmaceutical fee schedule data file due to impact of Medi-Cal changes acrobat image version
September 2011
Sept. 29, 2011 Annual workers' compensation fraud warning notices are now being sent to all California employers, claims adjusters, third party administrators, physicians, and attorneys acrobat image version
Sept. 26, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation to host electronic filing expo at Van Nuys district office Oct. 6 acrobat image version
August 2011
August 18, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation schedules JET File transmission code testing in September and November
Developers whose JET File transmission code is ready for validation encouraged to apply acrobat image version
August 15, 2011 Division of Workers’ Compensation posts adjustments to outpatient hospital and ambulatory surgical center services section of the official medical fee schedule acrobat image version
August 12, 2011 Notice of rulemaking and public hearing regarding proposed public disability accommodation regulations acrobat image version
August 9, 2011 Richard L. Newman appointed acting chief judge for Division of Workers' Compensation acrobat image version
August 4, 2011 Notice of rulemaking and public hearing regarding proposed changes to Workers' Compensation Appeals Board rules acrobat image version
August 3, 2011 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
July 2011
July 25, 2011 Rosa Moran sworn in as administrative director for Division of Workers' Compensation acrobat image version
July 25, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation to host electronic filing expo at Los Angeles district office July 29 acrobat image version
July 21, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation public info case search tool will be offline for half-hour period on Friday acrobat image version

July 21, 2011 The Division of Workers' Compensation now accepting applications for the upcoming qualified medical evaluator examination acrobat image version

July 5, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation successfully launches JET File acrobat image version

July 1, 2011 Mileage rate for medical and medical-legal travel expenses will increase July 1, 2011 acrobat image version

June 2011
June 28, 2011 Adjustments to the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) to conform with the changes in the Medicare payment system are posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version
June 24, 2011 Notice of rulemaking and public hearing regarding proposed changes to qualified medical evaluator regulations acrobat image version
June 23, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation counts down to June 27 launch of JET File
New way to join the e-team will benefit large filers and district offices acrobat image version
June 16, 2011 Temporary total disability rates for 2012 announced acrobat image version
June 14, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation pharmaceutical pricing calculator and data download file have been revised to restore missing national drug codes acrobat image version
June 8, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation pharmaceutical pricing calculator and data download file affected by error on Medi-Cal database acrobat image version
May 2011
May 4, 2011 DWC removes old general public search tool from EAMS Web site
Newer public information case search function remains available acrobat image version
April 2011
April 19, 2011 Electronic and standardized medical treatment billing regulations approved by Office of Administrative Law acrobat image version
April 14, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation pharmaceutical pricing calculator and file downloads are now repaired acrobat image version
March 2011
March 24, 2011 DWC to stop accepting some pre-August 2010 OCR forms acrobat image version
March 23, 2011 DWC readies launch of new electronic filing method JET File acrobat image version
March 2, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation posts updated utilization review FAQs on its Web site acrobat image version
February 2011
Feb. 22, 2011 Department of Industrial Relations partners with Univision to reach Spanish-speaking workers
Televised phone bank focuses on workers' compensation benefits, workplace safety and wage and hour laws acrobat image version
Feb. 17, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation issues third 15-day notice of revisions to electronic medical treatment billing and standardized paper medical billing regulations acrobat image version
Feb. 16, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation announces winners of 2011 community service awards
Awards renamed in honor of Carrie Nevans acrobat image version
Feb. 7, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation mourns the passing of Carrie Nevans
Memorial service to be held this Saturday in Rocklin acrobat image version
Feb. 4, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation participates in 2011 Young Worker Leadership Academy
Academy trains teens on workplace safety, rights and responsibilities acrobat image version
Feb. 3, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation posts 2011 annual report of inventory advice and form for claims reported during calendar year 2010 on its Web site
New form for reporting adjusting locations when ARI requirements waived is also posted acrobat image version
Feb. 3, 2011 The Division of Workers' Compensation now accepting applications for the upcoming qualified medical evaluator examination acrobat image version
Feb. 2, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation issues second 15-day notice of revisions to electronic medical treatment billing and standardized paper medical billing regulations acrobat image version
Feb. 1, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation launches new electronic billboard for Los Angeles district office on Web site acrobat image version
January 2011
Jan. 27, 2011 Ambulance fee schedule update to conform to changes in Medicare payment system is posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version
Jan. 27, 2011 Division of Workers’ Compensation posts two annual reports to its Web site acrobat image version
Jan. 25, 2011 Division of Workers’ Compensation posts new time of hire pamphlet on its Web site
Pamphlet designed to help claims administrators ensure employees understand workers’ compensation benefits acrobat image version
Jan. 20, 2011 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
Jan. 13, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation issues amended first 15-day notice of revisions to electronic medical treatment billing and standardized paper medical billing regulations acrobat image version
Jan. 6, 2011 Division of Workers' Compensation issues first 15-day notice of revisions to electronic medical treatment billing and standardized paper medical billing regulations acrobat image version

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