Legwork Begins To Replace WCAB’s Case Management System

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation is seeking funds to begin planning for a replacement of the hodge-podge case management system the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board has been using for … Read More »

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JLAC Hearing Delivers No Quick Fixes For QME System

The Joint Legislative Audit Committee grilled Division of Workers’ Compensation officials during a 3.5-hour hearing reviewing its oversight of the state’s qualified medical evaluator (QME) program, but the public tongue-lashing … Read More »

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State Auditor Faults DWC’s Handling of The QME System

The California State Auditor is taking the Division of Workers’ Compensation to task for what it calls its failed oversight of California’s qualified medical evaluator (QME) system.  The report faults … Read More »

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Systemic Discrimination In Workers’ Comp Alleged

A purported class-action lawsuit against the California Division of Workers’ Compensation alleging systemic discrimination against women in the California workers’ comp system is reportedly near a settlement. Exactly what the … Read More »

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Is DWC Slow Walking The Med-Legal Fee Update?

Qualified medical evaluators (QMEs) haven’t seen an increase in fees in 13 years, and the examiners say their numbers are shrinking to record lows as a result. Complaints that the … Read More »

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Formulary Committee Adds Cost Rationale To Drug Reviews

California’s evidence-based prescription drug formulary may soon add cost consideration to the process for selecting which drugs will qualify as exempt and which must go through utilization review.  Members of … Read More »

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Seldom Used System Recovered Nearly $14M For Providers

California’s independent system for settling billing disputes between providers and payors is used infrequently, but when it is providers typically come out on top. A creation of the Baker SB … Read More »

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