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Newslines 2003 archive

December 31, 2003 - Emergency OMFS, lien filing fee regulations submitted to OAL
December 30, 2003 - DWC to make Medi-Cal pharmacy fees for workers' compensation prescriptions available via web site
December 22, 2003 - California state average weekly wage (SAWW) declines between 2002 and 2003
December 12, 2003 - ACOEM schedules Jan. 22 training session on practice guidelines
December 8, 2003 - DWC proceeding with medical fee schedules

November 6, 2003 - DWC Administrative Director schedules public meetings on emergency regulations

October 21, 2003 - New forum on revised carve-out program regulations posted
October 16, 2003 - Revised audit regulation approved, new forum on disability accommodation regulations
October 10, 2003 - New Policy and Procedure Manual Now in Effect

August 7, 2003 - 15-day public comment period scheduled for audit regulation revision

July 25, 2003 - How to find information about DWC rulemaking on the web or via email
July 25, 2003 - Revised primary treating physician regulations, forms are now in effect

May 29, 2003 - Anaheim UEF and Audit Unit offices moving to downtown LA June 2
May 23, 2003 - Public discussion forums on proposed OMFS revisions and new standardized/electronic billing regulations posted to the DWC web site
May 9, 2003 - The Walnut Creek district office closes May 23
May 7, 2003 - Vocational rehabilitation cases in Santa Rosa will be transferred to other offices

March 19, 2003 - Final vocational rehabilitation, audit, HCO regulations and forms posted at DWC web site
March 3, 2003 - Records retention policy is now five years. Older case files are being destroyed.

January 7, 2003 - Status of DWC form 1, poster, and time of hire pamphlet revisions
January 6, 2003 - File destruction


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