Following the Money

On November 30, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) held a scheduled two-hour open microphone for people to discuss how to improve the delivery of medical care in the workers’ compensation system. The forum did not last that long. There was a curious accumulation of payers and providers and advocates offering observations and criticisms that … Read More »

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“Rust” Movie Fatality Raises Host Of Workers’ Comp Issues

The fatal shooting of one worker and the severe injury of another during a movie shoot gone wrong are likely to create disputes over jurisdiction, benefits, and potential tort liability. The injuries occurred on a movie set in New Mexico. The workers are from California, where the workers’ comp policy was produced, but the insured … Read More »

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Numbers and More Numbers

Last month, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) released its annual State of the System report.  It is an important document for those who want to see what is … Read More »

Intended Consequences

Earlier this year, April 1st to be exact, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) adopted changes to the Medical-Legal Fee Schedule (MLFS). This is the schedule governing the payment of … Read More »

Fact Checking

As noted in the last edition of this publication, the latest existential threat to California’s workers’ compensation system is Assembly Bill 1465 co-authored by Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Reyes (D-San … Read More »