The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has now announced free online access to medical evidence-based treatment guidelines for medical providers (see link to the press release below). It’s about time. Over a decade ago, California began adopting medical treatment protocols for work injury treatment, largely based on the ACOEM guidelines from the American College of

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The California Applicants Attorneys Association winter convention is always one of the largest gatherings in the California workers’ comp industry. The convention brings together a large number of the prominent applicant attorney firms as well as key stakeholders and policymakers. This year’s conference, held in San Diego, was no exception. The January 2019 conference came

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What does 2019 hold for California workers’ comp? 2018 is kaput, but you can check out my recap of important 2018 developments here: http://www.workerscompzone.com/2019/01/01/the-top-10-2018-california-workers-comp-developments/ Early each year I do a quiz on the likely developments in workers’ comp for the coming year.  Just how prescient are you? Put on your thinking cap and let’s get

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As the year comes to a close, it’s time to assess what was significant in California’s workers’ compensation system in 2018. With hindsight, what were the big developments and the big themes? Each year I assess system developments at mid year and at year’s end. Here, in no particular order, are my picks for 2018

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What is the likely 2019 agenda at the California Division of Workers’ Compensation? We now have some clues, courtesy of a recent presentation by current DWC Administrative Director George Parisotto, who spoke at the December 2018 CHSWC meeting  in Oakland. Following the meeting I asked Parisotto if he would be willing to share the list

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