Abuse Of Copy Service Rules

Employers and copy service providers over the years have aired a litany of complaints against each other over alleged billing and payment abuses. The state’s adoption of a new copy service fee schedule in 2015 eliminated some of the acrimony. But comments on the state’s proposed new workers’ comp copy service fee schedule update show … Read More »

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DWC Accepting Comments About Copy Service Fee Regs

The Division of Workers’ Compensation is taking another run at updating California’s copy service fee schedule. The agency is seeking comments on a slightly revised, year-old proposal via its informal public forum process. The update proposes the first increase in the flat rate paid for copy services – from $180 to $210 – since the … Read More »

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Draft Copy Service Fee Schedule Raises Concerns On Both Sides

A Division of Workers’ Compensation draft proposal to increase the base pay rate for copying workers’ comp records by 16.7% is being derided as too little of an increase by many copy companies.   But defense-oriented organizations have concerns about proposals for the automatic cost of living adjustments and other issues. The Division is currently reviewing … Read More »

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Draft Copy Service Regs Include Fee Increases

The Division of Workers’ Compensation is circulating a draft proposal for updating the fee schedule for copy services in the workers’ comp system. The update would be the first since the schedule was adopted following the SB 863 Baker reforms and proposes a 16.7% increase in the base rate that employers pay. The copy service … Read More »

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Copy Service Fee Schedule Proposal Troublesome

The Division of Workers’ Compensation’s (DWC) attempts to create a copy service fee schedule for California’s workers’ comp system is likely heading for significant changes and another round of public comments. The results of the latest 15-day comment period show respondents pointing out erroneous legal references that would make the schedule more expensive than intended, … Read More »

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Faults & Ideas In Copy Service Fee Proposals

The Division of Workers’ Compensation’s (DWC) attempt to establish a standard fee schedule for copy services is getting mixed responses from California’s workers’ comp industry. The proposal would set a flat rate of $180 for most copying jobs, but opinions are divided as to whether this rate will be enough to keep service providers in … Read More »

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Updated Copy Service Fee Schedule Gains Support

An updated proposal by the Division of Workers’ Compensation to establish a flat fee of $180 for most workers’ comp copy service assignments is getting support from the employer community, while copy service firms continue to fight the limits it would put on their charges. The draft changes, required by SB 863 as a way … Read More »

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