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Streamline Resolution Services Opens Up With Experience In Southern California
By Streamline Resolution Services - News Release - April 27, 2015

Marina del Rey, California: Irene Zeltser has formed a new company called Streamline Resolution Services (Streamline). It is headquartered in the Marina del Rey, California, area which places it geographically within the west-side Los Angeles metropolis and reach of many Workers’ Compensation Appeals Boards.

This service is centered on the business of resolving liens. The name Streamline Resolution Services was inspired by Irene Zeltser’s own proprietary system of streamlining the lien resolution process from start to finish. 

California DWC Issues First 15-Day Comment Period for Workers’ Compensation Benefit Notice Regulations
By News Release - CA Department of Industrial Relations - April 27, 2015

Following a public hearing on September 3, 2014 and a review of submitted comments, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has made revisions to the workers’ compensation benefit regulations. Members of the public are invited to present written comments regarding the proposed modifications to until 5 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2015.

Proposed revisions include the following requirements and clarifications:

DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
By News Release - CA Department of Industrial Relations - April 22, 2015

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted an order adjusting the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system as required by Labor Code section 5307.1.

The Physician and Non-Physician Practitioner Fee Schedule update Order adopts the CMS Medicare National Physician Fee Schedule Relative Value File RVU15B and related files for services rendered on or after May 1, 2015.

DWC Final Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS) Regulations Now in Effect
By Press Release - CA Department of Industrial Relations - April 22, 2015

The California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved the Division of Workers’ Compensation’s (DWC) final version of the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS) regulations. The MTUS regulations went into effect April 20, 2015.

“These regulations will clarify the process to be used to evaluate medical evidence and are required to be applied when there are competing recommendations and a dispute about which recommendation shall guide the injured worker’s medical care,” said Dr. Rupali Das, DWC Executive Medical Director. “The clarity will allow treating physicians, reviewing physicians and claims administrators to make better informed decisions and should reduce disputes over medical treatment.”

The MTUS regulations include:

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April 15, 2015 - CA DWC Final WCIS Medical Billing Reporting Regulations Approved

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