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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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Workers' compensation programs and units

What's New

May 2016

May 25, 2016 DWC Posts Proposed Further Amendments to WCIS Regulations and EDI Implementation Guides
May 24, 2016 DWC Posts Amendments to Draft Home Health Care Fee Schedule Regulations
May 13, 2016 DWC Announces Appointment to Ethics Advisory Committee
May 12, 2016 DWC Announces New Search Tool for Independent Medical Review (IMR) Decisions
May 10, 2016 Division of Workers’ Compensation Announces the Appointment of Dr. Raymond Meister as Executive Medical Director

April 2016

April 20, 2016 DWC Posts Workers' Compensation Fact Sheets, Claim Form in Chinese, Korean, Tagalog and Vietnamese
April 12, 2016 DWC Posts Information on February 26 Order Regarding Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Medical Fee Schedule)
April 8, 2016 DIR Issues Notice of Public Hearing on April 15 for Proposed Modifications to Return-to-Work Supplement Program
April 4, 2016 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)

March 2016

March 30, 2016 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
March 30, 2016 DWC Releases Fourth Edition of the Physician's Guide to Medical Practice in the California Workers' Compensation System
March 14, 2016 DWC Announces Appointments to Ethics Advisory Committee
March 9, 2016 DWC Posts Ethics Advisory Committee Annual Report for 2015

February 2016

Feb. 29, 2016 DWC Posts Calendar for its 24 Courts on Website
Feb. 22, 2016 Applicants' Attorneys Can Now Submit IMR Applications and Medical Records Using MOVEit Secure File Transfer
Feb. 12, 2016 DWC Posts Proposed Amendments to its WCIS Regulations and EDI Implementation Guides
Feb. 11, 2016 DWC Posts Formulary Public Meeting Agenda and Related Materials to the DWC Forum
Feb. 10, 2016 DWC Reminds Claims Administrators Regarding Utilization Review Procedures
Feb. 10, 2016 DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for April 16 Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination
Feb. 8, 2016 DWC Announces Recipients of 2016 Carrie Nevans Community Service Award
Feb. 5, 2016 DWC Posts the Proposed Guideline for Mental Illness & Stress to Online Forum
Feb. 1, 2016 DWC Administrative Director Destie Overpeck to join the State Bar of California

January 2016

Jan. 29, 2016 DWC Posts Adjustment of Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) Inpatient Hospital Section to Conform to Medicare Changes
Jan. 28, 2016 DWC Announces Public Meeting to Discuss Creation of Workers' Compensation Drug Formulary and Related Rules
Jan. 28, 2016 DWC Posts 2016 Annual Report of Inventory Advice and Form for Claims Reported During Calendar Year 2015
Jan. 27, 2016 Paige S. Levy Selected Chief Judge for Division of Workers' Compensation
Jan. 26, 2016 DWC Posts 2015 Audit Unit Annual Report and the Ranking Report
Jan. 25, 2016 DWC Reminds Parties to Use Revised QME Form 105
Jan. 20, 2016 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
Jan. 12, 2016 DWC Ended Lien Activation Fee Collection on December 31, 2015
Jan. 8, 2016 DWC Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Ambulance Fees Section)