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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Workers Compensation: The Next Wave From California

The California Division of Workers' Compensation has announced a series of public discussions for comments and concerns as it struggles in crafting a potential modification of its system.

Click here to read the California DWC Announcement

Topics of discussion will include:
  • Provision of appropriate medical treatment without unnecessary delay, the Medical Provider Network (MPN), Utilization Review (UR) or other issues
  • Enabling injured workers to return to work as quickly as medically feasible
  • Adequate compensation for permanent disabilities
  • Reducing the burden of liens on the system
  • Identification of appropriate fee schedules
  • Reducing  unnecessary litigation costs
  • Assessing appropriate use of opiates and other care
  • Any other improvements needed