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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 Please note that information may be outdated and some of the hyperlinks no longer work.

December 2007
Dec. 19, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation reminds workers' compensation community of changes slated to take effect in 2008
New mileage rate, new temporary disability rate and new TD timeframe all apply Jan. 1 acrobat image version
Dec. 19, 2007 California moving toward first major reorganization of its medical treatment utilization schedule acrobat image version
Dec. 18, 2007 The Division of Workers' Compensation Medical Unit is accepting applications for its upcoming qualified medical evaluator examination acrobat image version
Dec. 12, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation benefit notice regulations approved by Office of Administrative Law acrobat image version
Dec. 12, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation issues audit standards for 2008 acrobat image version
Dec. 12, 2007 Ambulance fee schedule update to conform to Medicare inflation adjustment is posted on DWC Web site acrobat image version
November 2007
Nov. 30, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation proposes changes to qualified medical evaluator regulations acrobat image version
Nov. 29, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation posts fund assessment rates for fiscal year 2007/08 on its Web site acrobat image version
Nov. 29, 2007 Adjustment of Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) to conform to changes in Medicare payment system is posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version
Nov. 21, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation extends comment period for Electronic Adjudication Management System regulations acrobat image version
Nov. 21, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation proposes changes to ethics regulations for workers' compensation judges acrobat image version
Nov. 20, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation re-posts treatment guidelines for postsurgical patients to online forum for public comment acrobat image version
Nov. 19, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation opens registration for its 15th annual educational conference acrobat image version
Nov. 8, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation posts Electronic Adjudication Management System regulations to online forum for public comment acrobat image version
October 2007
Oct. 24, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation posts updated audit regulations to online forum for public comment acrobat image version
Oct. 24, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation posts treatment guidelines for postsurgical patients to online forum for public comment
Functional improvement report form also posted acrobat image version
Oct. 24, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation San Bernardino office closed today due to local wild fires acrobat image version
Oct. 23, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation San Diego office will be closed Oct. 24 due to local wild fires acrobat image version
Oct. 17, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation posts updated workers' compensation information system regulations to online forum for public comment acrobat image version
Oct. 12, 2007 Gov. Schwarzenegger appoints Carrie Nevans as the Division of Workers' Compensation's administrative director acrobat image version
Oct. 3, 2007 Temporary total disability rate for 2008 will increase to $916.33 per week
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Oct. 3, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation issues third 15-day notice of revisions to proposed workers' compensation benefit notice and medical provider network regulations acrobat image version
September 2007
Sep. 19, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation issues second 15-day notice of revisions to proposed workers' compensation benefit notice and medical provider network regulations acrobat image version
Sep. 17, 2007 Small employers, have you made changes to your workplace to bring an injured employee back to the job? If so, you may qualify for reimbursement from a special fund acrobat image version
Sep. 13, 2007 State Division of Workers' Compensation will hold free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation tonight in San Jose
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August 2007
Aug. 30, 2007 State Division of Workers' Compensation to hold free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in Los Angeles
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Aug. 20, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation posts updated medical treatment utilization schedule regulations to online forum for public comment
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Aug. 14, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation issues 15-day notice of revisions to proposed workers' compensation benefit notice and medical provider network regulations acrobat image version
Aug. 10, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation posts medical billing standards and electronic billing regulations to online forum for public comment acrobat image version
Aug. 1, 2007 California Division of Workers' Compensation issues request for proposals to conduct utilization review investigations acrobat image version
July 2007
Jul. 31, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation posts utilization review FAQs for claims administrators on its Web site acrobat image version
Jul. 27, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation advises injured workers and claims administrators to use U.S. Department of Education Web site to access accredited school information acrobat image version
Jul. 13, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation posts public disability accommodation regulations to online forum for public comment acrobat image version
Jul. 13, 2007 California Division of Workers' Compensation reissues request for proposals to update physician fee schedule acrobat image version
June 2007
Jun. 28, 2007 Adjustments to the DMEPOS section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system are posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version
Jun. 28, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation announces locations for qualified medical evaluator exam
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Jun. 27, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation advises claims administrators to continue to pre-approve certain requests for treatment
Penalty regulations not intended to drive all requests for treatment to a formal utilization review process acrobat image version
Jun. 20, 2007 Injured employee gets help from California Division of Workers' Compensation
Now more workers can receive assistance through a free Spanish-language seminar in Salinas
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Jun. 19, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation posts uncompensated wage loss study to its online forum for public comment acrobat image version
Jun. 18, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation urges claims administrators to confirm they correctly paid temporary disability benefits for injuries that occurred on or after April 19, 2004 acrobat image version
Jun. 15, 2007 Medical treatment guideline regulations approved acrobat image version
Jun 12, 2007 State Division of Workers' Compensation to hold free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in San Jose this Thursday acrobat image version en español
Jun. 7, 2007 Utilization review enforcement regulations approved acrobat image version
Jun. 7, 2007 The Division of Workers' Compensation Medical Unit is accepting applications for its upcoming qualified medical evaluator examination acrobat image version
Jun. 1, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation posts list of facilities using "high cost outlier" payment methodology acrobat image version
May 2007
May 29, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation releases third report in its study of wage loss for permanently disabled workers
Public forums to review data will be held in Los Angeles and San Francisco acrobat image version
May 8, 2007 The California Division of Workers' Compensation files final medical treatment guideline regulations with the Office of Administrative Law acrobat image version
May 8, 2007 State Division of Workers' Compensation to hold free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in Oakland this Thursday acrobat image version en español
May 8, 2007 State Division of Workers' Compensation to hold free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in Santa Rosa this Wednesday
Cal/OSHA will also advise employees about preventing heat-related illnesses acrobat image version en español
May 3, 2007 Regulations for administrative penalties pursuant to Labor Code ? 5814.6 approved acrobat image version
May 3, 2007 California Division of Workers' Compensation seeks proposals for updating physician fee schedule acrobat image version
May 2, 2007 Adjustments to the outpatient hospital and ambulatory surgical center services section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in Medicare payment system are posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version
May 2, 2007 Adjustments to the inpatient hospital section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system are posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version
May 2, 2007 Adjustments to the inpatient hospital section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to corrections in the Medicare payment system are posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version
April 2007
Apr. 26, 2007 The California Division of Workers' Compensation files final regulations for utilization review enforcement with the Office of Administrative Law acrobat image version
Apr. 23, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation Santa Monica district office moving to Marina del Rey
Office will be closed Apr. 26-30 acrobat image version
Apr. 23, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation Medical Unit has new address acrobat image version
Apr. 19, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation reminds claims administrators that reimbursement rates for evaluation and management procedures went up in February acrobat image version
Apr. 10, 2007 Adjustments to the DMEPOS section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system are posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version
Apr. 10, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation to hold free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in San Francisco this Thursday acrobat image version en español
Apr. 2, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation posts qualified medical evaluator regulations to online forum for public comment acrobat image version
March 2007
Mar. 29, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation issues second 15-day notice of revisions to proposed medical treatment guideline regulations acrobat image version
Mar. 27, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation grants additional grace period for reporting medical lien payments acrobat image version
Mar. 23, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation releases report on wage loss for permanently disabled workers acrobat image version
Mar. 21, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation issues fourth 15-day notice of revisions to proposed utilization review enforcement regulations acrobat image version
Mar. 9, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation issues third 15-day notice of revisions to proposed utilization review enforcement regulations acrobat image version
Mar. 2, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation medical guideline advisory committee will begin work March 19 to supplement treatment guidelines acrobat image version
Mar. 1 , 2007 State Division of Workers' Compensation to hold free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in San Jose next Thursday acrobat image version en español
February 2007
Feb. 23, 2007 Division of Workers Compensation releases study on access to medical care in California's workers' compensation system
Study shows most injured workers have access to quality care acrobat image version
Feb. 9, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation files final regulations to increase the Official Medical Fee Schedule maximum reimbursable fees for evaluation and management procedures
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Feb. 9, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation reminds outpatient facilities of high cost outlier deadline acrobat image version
Feb. 9, 2007 The California Division of Workers' Compensation files final pharmacy fee schedule regulation amendments with the Office of Administrative Law acrobat image version
Feb. 8, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation to hold public forums on return-to-work data acrobat image version
Feb. 7, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation issues 15-day notice of revisions to proposed utilization review enforcement regulations acrobat image version
Feb. 7, 2007 State Division of Workers' Compensation to hold free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in Oakland on Thursday acrobat image version en español
Feb. 7, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation updates ambulance fee schedule to incorporate Medicare's 2007 rates in public use file effective Feb. 1, 2007 acrobat image version
Feb. 5, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation issues a fourth 15-day notice of revisions to proposed administrative penalties for unreasonable denial of compensation pursuant to Labor Code section 5814.6 acrobat image version
Feb. 5, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation Los Angeles office closed today due to local fire acrobat image version

January 2007
Jan. 31, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation releases return to work data
Analysis shows more permanently disabled employees returning to workforce acrobat image version
Jan. 29, 2007 Adjustment of Official Medical Fee Schedule for inpatient hospital services to conform to changes in Medicare payment system is posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version
Jan. 26, 2007 Physician pre-designation rules amended effective Jan. 1, 2007 acrobat image version
Jan. 22, 2007 Adjustments to the outpatient hospital and ambulatory surgical center services section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in Medicare payment system are posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version
Jan. 12, 2007 Adjustments to the pathology and clinical laboratory section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system are posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version
Jan. 9, 2007 Adjustments to the DMEPOS section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system are posted on the DWC Web site acrobat image version
Jan. 9, 2007 State Division of Workers' Compensation to hold free Spanish-language seminar on workers' compensation benefits and laws in San Francisco this Thursday acrobat image version en español
Jan. 4, 2007 Division of Workers' Compensation reminds small employers about requirements for reimbursement of workplace modification expenses acrobat image version

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