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Databases

Public information case search
EAMS and legacy case number lookup tool
Pharmacy fee schedule
Qualified medical evaluator

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Publications and print materials

A Guidebook for Injured Workers 5th edition
Benefit notice manual, sample benefit notices and fact sheets version word image - Dec. 2009
Division of Workers' Compensation/Workers' Compensation Appeals Board - Policy and Procedural Manual
Helping Injured Employees Return to Work
Informational posters
Physician's Guide to Medical Practice in the California Workers' Compensation System /images/acrodot.gif (69 bytes)
As a result of 2003 and 2004 legislative changes and 2009 regulatory changes, some portions of this Physician's Guide may be inconsistent with current law. Therefore, it must not be considered authoritative, and should only be consulted as an historical document.
Preventing Psychiatric Injuries
Time of hire pamphlet text only version Word image
Un folleto para el nuevo empleado
versión de sólo texto Word image

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Reports

Annual reports

Audit Unit annual reports
2013 DWC Audit Unit annual report for audits conducted in 2012
Audit Unit annual reports archive
Carve-out program
Carve-out program: A report on activities 2004 - 2009
Carve-out program: A report of activities for the calendar year 2008
Carve-out program: A report of activities for the calendar year 2007
Carve-out program: A report of activities for the calendar year 2006
Construction carve-out program: 1999 report of activities
Construction carve-out program: 1998 report of activities
Construction carve-out program: 1997 report of activities
Construction carve-out program: 1996 report of activities
Electronic Adjudication Management System (EAMS)
DWC Electronic Adjudication Management System (EAMS) - Special Project Report #3
Evaluating the Permanent Disability Rating Schedule
Uncompensated wage loss for injured workers with permanent disabilities - version
Wage loss for injured workers with permanent disabilities - version
Return to work rates for injured workers with permanent disability - version
Insurance industry
Study: The effects of legislative reforms on California workers' compensation insurance rates
Study required by Labor Code section 138.65 (SB 899) and performed by Bickmore Risk Services under contract with the DWC - Executive summary - Report
Legislative reforms
SB 899 first annual report of progress - version
Compilation of changes in workers' compensation laws effective Jan. 1, 2001
Compilation of changes in workers' compensation laws effective Jan. 1, 2000
Compilation of changes in workers' compensation laws effective Jan. 1, 1999
Compilation of changes in workers' compensation laws effective Jan. 1, 1998
1993 reform of the California workers' compensation system
A history of the reform effort, as well as facts, charts and statistics on the progress and accomplishments of the reform measures to date, are contained in the Fifth anniversary update Sept. 1998
Medical care in workers' compensation
24 hour pilot programs under Labor Code section 4612: Interim report to the legislature - version
Access to Medical Treatment in the California Workers' Compensation System, 2006
Access to Medical Treatment in the California Workers' Compensation System, 2006
Access to Medical Treatment in the California Workers' Compensation System, 2014
Access, Quality, and Outcomes of Health Care in the California Workers' Compensation System, 2008
Ambulatory Surgical Services Provided Under California Workers' Compensation
Improving the quality of care for injured workers in California, focus group discussions
A research report, published November 2001
Predesignation of personal physician report pursuant to Labor Code section 4600(d)(7)
Utilization review in California's workers' compensation system: A preliminary assessment
A research brief, published July 2001
"What Do Injured Workers Think of Their Medical Care?" is a survey of patient satisfaction with medical care in the states' workers' compensation system. It contains questions on medical care, return to work, and functional outcomes following a work injury or illness. Those interested in using this survey should contact the DWC Managed Care Unit. You may download the technical report (1997) on the development of the survey, the actual questionnaire used and a May 2001 DWC research brief, What Do Injured Workers Think About Their Medical Care and Outcomes After Work Injury?
Physician fee schedule studies
The following studies and papers were sponsored by the Department of Industrial Relations. They provide background information relevant to adoption of a resource-based relative value scale for the physician fee schedule.

Adapting the RBRVS Methodology to the California Workers' Compensation Physician Fee Schedule - Dec. 2008

Adapting the RBRVS Methodology to the California Workers' Compensation Physician Fee Schedule: Supplemental report - March 2010

Adapting the RBRVS Methodology to the California Workers' Compensation Physician Fee Schedule - May 2008
A Study of the Practice Expenses Associated with the Provision of Evaluation and Management Services The Lewin Group; May 13, 2003
A Study of the Relative Work Content of Evaluation and Management Codes The Lewin Group. April 29, 2003
Adopting medical fee schedules - summary - full text 2003
California Worker's Compensation RBRVS Study The Lewin Group; Oct. 8, 2002

RAND report:
Implementing a Resource-Based Relative Value Scale Fee Schedule for Physician Services: An Assessment of Policy Options for the California Workers’ Compensation Program (RAND-Report_RR395.pdf) (August 2013)

The Use of Resource-Based Relative Value Scales for Provider Reimbursement in State Workers' Compensation Programs UCLA Center for Health Policy Research; Sept. 1999
Workers' compensation assessment notices
2013 - 2014 assessment notices
2012 - 2013 assessment notices
Workers' compensation assessment fact sheet for fiscal year 2012/2013
2011 - 2012 assessment notices
2010 - 2011 assessment notices
2009 - 2010 assessment notices
2008 - 2009 assessment notices
Report Timeliness of Hearings Held - Labor Code § 5502
Report Timeliness of Hearings Held - First quarter 2012
Report Timeliness of Hearings Held - Annual report 2011
Return-to-work
Report on the Return-To-Work Program Established in Labor Code Section 139.48
Senate Bill 863
SB 863: Assessment of Workers' Compensation Reforms
Uninsured Employers Benefit Trust Fund and Subsequent Injuries Fund (UEBTF/SIBTF)
Report of Subsequent Injuries Benefit Trust Fund in compliance with Labor Code 4755(d)
Report of Uninsured Employers Benefit Trust Fund in compliance with Labor Code 3716.1( c )
Report of Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund Job Classification data
Workers' compensation ethics advisory committee reports
Workers' compensation ethics advisory committee, 2012 annual report
Workers' compensation ethics advisory committee, 2011 annual report
Workers' compensation ethics advisory committee, 2010 annual report
Workers' compensation ethics advisory committee, 2009 annual report
Workers' compensation ethics advisory committee, 2008 annual report
Workers' compensation ethics advisory committee, 2007 annual report
Workers' compensation ethics advisory committee, 2005 annual report
Workers' compensation ethics advisory committee, 2004 annual report
Workers' compensation ethics advisory committee, 2003 annual report
Workers' compensation ethics advisory committee, 2002 Annual report
Workers' compensation ethics advisory committee, 2001 Annual report

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Schedules

Medical treatment utilization schedule (MTUS)
Medical treatment utilization schedule (MTUS)
Official medical fee schedule (OMFS)
Official medical fee schedule (OMFS) 1999 to present
Permanent disability rating schedule (PDRS)
Permanent disability rating schedule - 2005
This schedule is effective for dates of injury on or after Jan. 1, 2005. This schedule will also be used to rate permanent disability in injuries that occurred before Jan. 1, 2005 when there has been either no comprehensive medical-legal report, or no report by a treating physician indicating the existence of permanent disability, or when the employer is not required to provide a notice to the injured worker under Labor Code section 4061.
Permanent disability rating schedule - 1997
This schedule is effective for dates of injury on or after Apr. 1, 1997
Permanent disability rating schedule - 1988
This schedule is effective for dates of injury on or after July, 1988

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September 2013