Division of Workers’ Compensation News and Announcements

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DWC newslines were created in 1992 to provide up-to-date information about the Division of Workers’ Compensation to subscribers. Newslines are archived by year. Please note that information may be outdated and some of the hyperlinks no longer work.



April 2021

April 14, 2021 DWC Moves Eureka Office Permanently Online
April 13, 2021 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Durable Medical Equipment, Orthotics, Prosthetics, Supplies) to Adopt Revised Medicare File
April 8, 2021 DWC Hosts Zoom Question and Answer Meetings on April 13 and April 20 Regarding Medical-Legal Fee Schedule Regulations
April 8, 2021 DWC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting Scheduled for April 21
April 8, 2021 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies)
April 7, 2021 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Pathology and Clinical Laboratory
April 6, 2021 DWC Issues Notice of Conference Call Public Hearing on May 14 for Proposed Evidence-Based Update to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule

March 2021

March 30, 2021 OAL Approves Medical-Legal Fee Schedule Regulations Effective April 1
March 25, 2021 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
March 25, 2021 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
March 24, 2021 DWC Posts Proposed Update to Disability Evaluation Unit Regulations to Online Forum for Public Comment
March 23, 2021 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
March 10, 2021 DWC Emergency Regulations for Medical-Legal Evaluations and Reporting in Response to COVID-19 in Effect through October 12, 2021
March 9, 2021 DWC Posts Amendment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
March 4, 2021 DWC Posts Amendment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Inpatient Hospital) to Adopt Medicare Corrections
March 2, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Reaction Claims Reporting

February 2021

February 25, 2021 DWC Posts Final Proposed Medical-Legal Fee Schedule Regulations, Files with Office of Administrative Law
February 25, 2021 DWC Moves Long Beach Office to New Location
February 24, 2021 DWC Posts Ethics Advisory Committee Annual Report for 2019
February 18, 2021 DWC Posts Fee Schedule Adjustments for Hospital Outpatient Departments / Ambulatory Surgical Centers
February 17, 2021 DWC Posts Reminder for Submission of Annual Report of Inventory for Claims Reported During Calendar Year 2020
February 10, 2021 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Physician and Non-Physician Practitioner Services
February 8, 2021 DWC Issues Notice of Emergency Regulation to Re-Adopt Measures to Assist Medical-Legal Evaluations During COVID-19
February 4, 2021 DWC Opens Registration for 28th Annual Educational Conference
February 2, 2021 DWC Cancels February 18 Public Hearing for ACOEM Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guideline into Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule

January 2021

January 28, 2021 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Pathology and Clinical Laboratory
January 25, 2021 DWC Moves SIBTF Office to New Location
January 20, 2021 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Pathology and Clinical Laboratory
January 19, 2021 DWC Posts Report on Independent Bill Review
January 14, 2021 DWC Issues Notice of Conference Call Public Hearing on February 18 for Proposed COVID-19 Evidence-Based Update to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule
January 12, 2021 DWC Accepting Applications for Qualified Medical Evaluator Examination
January 8, 2021 DWC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting Scheduled for January 20
January 7, 2021 DWC and WCAB Continue to Expand Services at the District Offices
January 4, 2021 DWC Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Section)

 

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