Division of Workers' Compensation

The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) monitors the administration of workers' compensation claims, and provides administrative and judicial services to assist in resolving disputes that arise in connection with claims for workers' compensation benefits.

DWC's mission is to minimize the adverse impact of work-related injuries on California employees and employers.

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August 2019

August 16, 2019 WCAB Issues Notice of September 24 Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to WCAB Rules
August 6, 2019 DWC Posts Proposed Amendments to Medical-Legal Fee Schedule to Online Forum for Public Comment
August 1, 2019 DWC Posts Proposed Amendments to Copy Service Fee Schedule to Online Forum for Public Comment

July 2019

July 25, 2019 DWC Posts Ethics Advisory Committee Annual Report for 2018
July 24, 2019 DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule
July 17, 2019 DWC Posts Order Adopting Updates to Medical Treatment Guidelines
July 16, 2019 DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination on October 19
July 11, 2019 DWC Posts Updated MTUS Drug List Effective August 1, 2019
July 11, 2019 DWC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting Scheduled for July 24 in Oakland
July 8, 2019 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
July 8, 2019 DWC Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Section)

June 2019

June 28, 2019 DWC Posts DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
June 27, 2019 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
June 19, 2019 WCAB Posts Proposed Updated Rules of Practice and Procedure for Public Comment
June 17, 2019 DWC to Revise IMR, IBR Requests for Proposal
June 13, 2019 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
June 6, 2019 DWC Posts Requests for Proposal for IMR, IBR

May 2019

May 15, 2019 DWC Validation of Uniform Assigned Name Required When Filing Documents in EAMS

April 2019

April 30, 2019 DIR Offices in Santa Ana Move to New Location
April 11, 2019 DWC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting Scheduled for April 24 in Oakland
April 9, 2019 DWC Posts Report on Independent Bill Review (IBR)
April 4, 2019 DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule

March 2019

March 27, 2019 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
March 26, 2019 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
March 20, 2019 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
March 19, 2019 DWC Posts Order Adopting Updates to Medical Treatment Guidelines
March 13, 2019 Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Statement on Frank Brass

February 2019

February 5, 2019 DWC Announces Free Online Access to Evidence-Based Treatment Guidelines for Medical Providers

January 2019

January 22, 2019 DWC Posts 2018 Audit Unit Annual Report and the Ranking Report
January 17, 2019 DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination on April 13
January 16, 2019 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Pathology and Clinical Laboratory
January 15, 2019 DWC Posts Fee Schedule Adjustments for Hospital Outpatient Departments / Ambulatory Surgical Centers
January 14, 2019 DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule
January 10, 2019 DWC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting Scheduled for January 23 in Oakland
January 10, 2019 DWC Posts Updated MTUS Drug List Effective February 15
January 4, 2019 DWC Posts Update to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Services

 

New Workers’ Compensation Laws Speed Treatment and Fight Fraud

Read more about how Senate Bill 1160 and Assembly Bill 1244 reduce treatment delays and improve anti-fraud efforts.

View lists of providers identified by these fraud prevention bills:

The “Full list of lien claimants” referenced above includes all lien claimants that DWC believes have filed liens on behalf of a criminally-charged physician or provider and whose liens have been flagged in EAMS with a notation indicating they may be subject to a stay under the provisions of Labor Code section 4615. This notation in EAMS is not an adjudication or judicial determination that any particular lien filed by a lien claimant is subject to the stay.

Liens Dismissed per Labor Code §4903.05(c)(2)

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