California Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Order Adopting Updates to Medical Treatment Guidelines By Editor Lonce Lamonte and the California Department of Industrial Relations' Newsline - September 5, 2019
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted an order adopting regulations to update the evidence-based treatment guidelines of the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS).
The updates, effective for medical treatment services rendered on or after October 7, 2019, incorporate by reference the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s (ACOEM’s) most recent Hip and Groin Disorders Guideline (April 24, 2019) to the Clinical Topics section of the MTUS.
The administrative order consists of the order and two addenda:
Addendum one shows the regulatory amendments directly related to the evidence-based updates to the MTUS.
Addendum two contains hyperlinks to the updated ACOEM guidelines adopted and incorporated into the MTUS by reference.
Health care providers treating, evaluating (QME), or reviewing (UR or IMR) in the California workers’ compensation system may access the MTUS (ACOEM) Guidelines and MTUS Drug List at no cost by registering for an account.
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firstname.lastname@example.org, Lonce Lamonte, journalist and editor, with the DWC Newsline release of September 5th 2019.