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2007 Reports

  • 2007 Annual Report acrobat small logo version word image version
  • Selected indicators in workers' compensation: A report card for Californians, December 2007 acrobat small logo version
  • WOSHTEP - 2007 Advisory Board annual report acrobat small logo version
  • Medical Care Provided California's Injured Workers: An Overview of the Issues, RAND, September 2007 acrobat small logo version
  • Understanding the Effect of SB 899 (Stats 2004, Chap 34) on the Law of Apportionment, April 2007 acrobat small logo version
  • Memorandum to Christine Baker, Executive Officer of CHSWC regarding "Analysis of ratings under the new PD schedule, through June 2007", August 23, 2007 acrobat small logo version word image version
  • Fraud in Workers' Compensation Payroll Reporting: How Much Employer Fraud Exists? What is the Impact on Honest Employers?, August 2007 acrobat small logo version word image version
  • Split Class Codes: Evidence of Fraudulent Payroll Reporting, August 2007 acrobat small logo version word image version
  • Pay-for-Performance in California's Workers' Compensation Medical Treatment System, RAND, August 2007 acrobat small logo version
  • Return-to-Work Roundtable, Summary of November 17, 2006, CHSWC, April 27, 2007 acrobat small logo version word imageversion
  • Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund, Background Paper, CHSWC, April 27, 2007 acrobat small logo version word image Version
  • 24-Hour Care Roundtable, Summary of December 7, 2006, CHSWC, April 27, 2007 acrobat small logo version word image version
  • Report and Recommendations on the Spinal Surgery Second-Opinion Process, CHSWC, April 27, 2007 acrobat small logo version word image version
  • Draft study of the California workers' compensation insurance market study, Hays, September 2003 acrobat small logo version word image version
  • Memorandum to Christine Baker, Executive Officer of CHSWC regarding "Analysis of ratings under the new PD schedule, through January 2007", February 23, 2007 acrobat small logoversion word image version

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2006 Reports

  • WOSHTEP - 2006 Advisory Board annual report acrobat small logo version
  • California Research Colloquium on Workers' Compensation Medical Benefit Delivery and Return to Work, RAND, 2006 Acrobat image version
  • Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation - 2006 annual report, December 2006 acrobat small logo version word image version
  • "Workers' Compensation in California: A Guidebook for Injured Workers," November 2006 Edition
    NOTE: This has been superceded by an updated and revised version. See current version.
  • Selected indicators in workers' compensation: A report card for Californians, December 2006 acrobat small logo version word image version
  • New factsheets on workers' compensation medical care "The Basics About Medical Care For Injured Workers"acrobat small logo version and medical booklet "Getting Appropriate Medical Care For Your Injury" acrobat small logo version
  • A report on the "Forum on catastrophe preparedness: Partnering to protect workplaces," held on April 7, 2006 acrobat small logo version word image version
  • Impact of physician-dispensing of repackaged drugs on California workers' compensation, employers cost, and workers' access to quality care, July 2006 acrobat small logo version word image version
  • Barriers to occupational health services for low-wage workers in California, April 2006 acrobat small logo version word image version
  • How to create a workers' compensation carve-out in California: Practical advice for unions and employers, 2006 acrobat small logo version
  • Evaluating medical treatment guideline sets for injured workers in California, RAND, April 2006 - full report acrobat small logo version summary acrobat small logo version
  • Updated and revised CHSWC recommendations to DWC on workers' compensation medical treatment guidelines acrobat small logo version word image version
  • AB 1987 and return-to-work incentives and alternatives, April 2006 acrobat small logo version word image version
  • A report on Health Care Organizations (HCOs) in workers' compensation, April 2006 acrobat small logo version word image version
  • CHSWC background paper on the impact of terrorism and California workers' compensation, April 2006 acrobat small logo version word image version
  • Issue paper on tax status of Self-Insured Groups (SIGs), April 2006 acrobat small logo version
  • CHSWC report: Permanent disability schedule analysis, February 23, 2006 acrobat small logo version
  • Workers' compensation compliance and proof of coverage, February 2006 acrobat small logo version word image version

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2005 Reports

  • CHSWC 2005 annual report acrobat small logo version word image version
  • WOSHTEP - 2005 Advisory Board annual report acrobat small logo version word image version
  • Evaluating Medical Treatment Guideline Sets for Injured Workers in California, RAND, 2005" acrobat small logo version
  • Report: Selected indicators in workers' compensation: A report card for Californians, December 2005 acrobat small logo version word image version
  • Paper: Payment for hardware Used in complex spinal procedures under California's Official Medical Fee Schedule for injured Workers, RAND, 2005 acrobat small logo version
  • Understanding the effect of SB 899 (Stats 2004, Chap 34) on the law of apportionment acrobat small logo version word image version
  • Report: An evaluation of California's permanent disability rating system, RAND, 2005 - full report acrobat small logo version summary acrobat small logo version
  • Paper: Paying for repackaged drugs under the California Workers' Compensation Official Medical Fee Schedule, May 2005 acrobat small logo version
  • Paper: Payments for burn patients under California's Official Medical Fee Schedule for injured workers, May 2005 acrobat small logo version
  • CHSWC issue paper on public access to WC insurance coverage information, April 2005 acrobat small logo version word image version
  • United States Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation market in California, April 2005 acrobat small logo version word image version
  • Workers' Compensation in California: A guidebook for injured workers, February 2005
    NOTE: This has been superceded by an updated and revised version. See current version.

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2004 Reports
  • Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation - 2004 annual report, December 2004 acrobat small logo version word image version
  • Report: Assessment of 24-hour care options for California, 2004 acrobat small logo version
  • CHSWC recommendation: CHSWC recommendations to DWC on Workers' Compensation medical treatment guidelines acrobat image version word image version
  • Workers' Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Program (WOSHTEP), November 2004 acrobat image version word image version
  • Adopting medicare fee schedules - full text acrobat small logo version - summary acrobat small logo version
  • Summary of workers' compensation reform legislation - SB 899 acrobat small logo version word image version
  • Section-by-section review of SB 899 acrobat small logo version word image version
  • CHSWC white paper on Cost/Benefit of Implementing Electronic Deposit for unemployment and disability benefits in the State of California, July 2004 acrobat small logo version word image version
  • Carve-out a guidebook for unions and employers in workers' compensation, April 2004 acrobat small logo verseion word image version
  • Background Paper on Causation and Apportionment, May 2004 acrobat small logo version word image version

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