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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.

SB863 Senate Bill 863 was signed into law by Governor Brown on Sept. 18, 2012. The bill makes wide-ranging changes to California's workers' compensation system, including increased benefits to injured workers and cost-saving efficiencies.

Assessment of Workers’ Compensation Reforms 2015

Assessment of Workers' Compensation Reforms 2014

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Workers' compensation programs and units

What's New

February 2016

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)