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California Division of Workers' Compensation Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Ambulance Services)
By Lonce Lamonte, editor, with the news release from the California DWC Newsline - December 7, 2023

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

The update order is effective for services rendered on or after January 1, 2024, and can be found at the DWC OMFS Ambulance Fee Schedule webpage.

California Divison of Workers' Compensation Announces Move of Stockton Office to Lodi
By Lonce Lamonte, editor, with the news release from the California DWC Newsline - December 7, 2023

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) today announced its Stockton office will move to Lodi on December 12, 2023.

The new office will be known as the Lodi district office, and will be located at:

3021 Reynolds Ranch Parkway, Suite 130
Lodi, CA 95240

California Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) Opens Registration for 31st Annual Educational Conference
By Lonce Lamonte, editor, with the news release from the California DWC Newsline - December 4, 2023

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is pleased to announce that registration for its 31st annual educational conference is now open. The conference will take place in person March 7-8, 2024 at the Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel and March 21-22, 2024 at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott.

This annual event is the largest workers’ compensation training in the state and allows claims administrators, attorneys, medical providers, return-to-work specialists, employers, human resources and others to learn firsthand about the most recent developments in the system.

Japan plans to expand their workers’ compensation system to protect all freelance workers and professionals. Soon, all types of freelancers will be able to buy the insurance and make claims.
By Lonce Lamonte - November 30, 2023

Japan today has about 4.62 million freelance professionals according to a government survey.  Workers’ accident compensation insurance has, thus far, to date only included and embraced freelancers to be a part of and to pay into the system incrementally and as industry specific. 

Thus far, workers in animation production, bicycle delivery, and information technology were added in 2021, and dental technicians were included in 2022.

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