Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS)

Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 9792.24.7

Note: This action was cancelled because the publisher of the ACOEM guidelines made an edit to the version of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guideline DWC posted for the 30-Day public comment period. As a result, DWC will not have sufficient time to repost the edited version and complete the formal guideline adoption process before another ACOEM update to this guideline is expected in mid-March. DWC plans to adopt and incorporate ACOEM's COVID-19 Guideline into the MTUS when the next update is published in mid-March if there is enough time to complete the formal adoption process before another update.

In the meantime, the DWC continues its support of this guidance and encourages providers to follow the MTUS Medical Evidence Search Sequence found in California Code of Regulations, title 8, section 9792.21.1, for treatment recommendations pertaining to COVID-19. This regulatory search sequence requires a search of the most current version of ACOEM guidance. The ACOEM COVID-19 Guideline meets that criteria.  Additional information available at https://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/mtus/mtus.html.


ACOEM Guideline

Time and conference call in number for public hearing

A conference call public hearing has been scheduled to permit all interested persons the opportunity to present statements, arguments, either orally or in writing, with respect to the subject noted above. The conference call hearing will be held at the following time:

Date: February 18, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or until conclusion of business
Hearing call in number: 1-866-390-1828;
then access code 5497535;
then press #

Written comments should be addressed to:

Maureen Gray, regulations coordinator
Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Workers' Compensation
1515 Clay Street, 18th floor
Oakland, CA 94612

The division’s contact person must receive all written comments concerning the proposed modification to the regulations no later than February 18,2021 . Written comments may be submitted by facsimile transmission (FAX), addressed to the contact person at (510) 286-0687. Written comments may also be sent electronically (via e-mail), using the following e-mail address: dwcrules@dir.ca.gov.