Newsline No. 82-07
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December 12 , 2007

Division of Workers’ Compensation issues audit standards for 2008

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Audit and Enforcement Unit has issued its audit standards for 2008. Since January of 2003, the Audit Unit has been charged with conducing workers’ compensation claims audits under Labor Code sections 129 and 129.5. The Audit Unit is required to conduct a profile audit review (PAR audit) of each of nearly 500 adjusting locations at least once every five years. Audit subjects that do not meet or exceed PAR performance standards are subject to a full compliance audit (FCA).

The DWC administrative director annually establishes PAR and FCA performance standards. The 2008 standards are based on the audit results of calendar years 2004 through 2006.

Performance standards for 2008 

More information on the performance standards that will be in use for the profile audit reviews and full compliance audits during calendar year 2008 is now posted on the DWC Audit and Enforcement Unit Web site at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DWC/audit.html.

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