What were the most significant developments in California workers’ comp in 2015? Every so often California has a blockbuster year in workers’ comp where comp rises to the forefront of the news. 2015 was not such a year. Many issues continued to simmer, but few made it big. Still, here, in no particular order, is

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As we approach the year’s end, I’ll soon be publishing my annual list of the Top 10 Developments in California workers’ comp. But first, a bit more on home health care, a subject addressed by proposed new chronic pain treatment guidelines. On December 19 the 15-day comment period on new chronic pain guidelines closed. It’s

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Back in July 2015 I attended a meeting at RAND in Santa Monica along with a group of workers’ comp stakeholders. The meeting  was to get a preliminary look at a RAND study being conducted to assess wage loss replacement under SB 863. The outlines of the study are becoming more clear. The RAND researchers doing

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Will California provide less home care to severely disabled injured workers than it provides to Med-Cal recipients?  Under the umbrella of the California Department of Social Services, California provides in-home services to many of the elderly, blind and disabled poor. According to the California Department of Social Services website, the goal of the IHSS program is

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