QMEs, Division In Telemedicine Dispute

The group of qualified medical evaluators (QMEs) pressing the Division of Workers’ Compensation to authorize remote med-legal evaluations were less than impressed with the Department’s non-committal response to the request. … Read More »

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WCAB Limits Court Appearances & Filings

Responding to the growing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Division of Workers’ Compensation and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board will begin limiting court appearances to protect health and safety of staff … Read More »

New Utilization Review Regulations

Several hundred workers’ comp professionals braved exposure to the COVID 19 coronavirus pandemic to attend the Division of Workers’ Compensation’s annual educational forum in Oakland. At the conference, they heard … Read More »

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More Money For DIR In Proposed Budget

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed $18 billion budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year includes millions more for the state’s Department of Industrial Relations. The administration is expecting many more investigations of … Read More »

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