Newslines

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DWC newslines were created in 1992 to provide up-to-date information about the Division of Workers’ Compensation to subscribers. Newslines are archived by year. Please note that information may be outdated and some of the hyperlinks no longer work.

May 2017

May 17, 2017 DIR and Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspend Michael R. Drobot, Steven Howser for Fraud
May 9, 2017 DIR and Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspend Sobol, Heric and Two Other Medical Providers
May 2, 2017 DWC Posts Fee Schedule Adjustments for Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers

April 2017

April 28, 2017 DWC Posts Second Interim Report on Assembly Bill 1124 Mandating an Evidence-Based Workers’ Compensation Drug Formulary
April 5, 2017 Department of Industrial Relations Director Issues Statement on WCIRB Rate Cut Recommendation
April 3, 2017 OAL Approves DWC’s Final WCIS Medical Billing, FROI/SROI Reporting Regulations

March 2017

March 27, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
March 20, 2017 DIR Issues Amended Regulations to the Return-to-Work Supplement Program that Extends Deadline to File for Benefits
March 17, 2017 DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing for Drug Formulary Regulations
March 9, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
March 1, 2017 DWC Posts Correction to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers)

February 2017

February 28, 2017 New and Amended Lien Filing Rules Filed With Secretary of State, Important for Lien Claimants Who Filed Before January 1, 2017
February 27, 2017 DWC Posts Draft Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS) Regulatory Amendments to Online Forum for Public Comment
February 16, 2017 DIR and Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspend Seven Providers for Fraud
Liens associated with the suspended providers total $59 million

El DIR y la División de Compensación de Trabajadores suspenden a siete proveedores por fraude
February 8, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Ambulance Services)
February 2, 2017 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)

January 2017

January 31, 2017 DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Upcoming Qualified Medical Evaluator
Examination on April 29
January 30, 2017 DWC Posts 2016 Audit Unit Annual Report and the Ranking Report
January 25, 2017 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
January 19, 2017 WCAB Extends Public Comment Period Until January 31 on Proposed Amendments to Board Rules
January 18, 2017 DIR Combats Workers’ Compensation Fraud, Stays 200,000 Liens with Claim Value of Over $1 Billion
Issues report on efforts to reduce medical provider and premium fraud
January 13, 2017 DWC Announces Appointment to Ethics Advisory Committee
January 3, 2017 DWC and WCAB Amend, Add Forms for Lien Filings to Comply with Recent Legislation

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