California WCAB’s Final Rules in Effect as of January 1 By Lonce Lamonte and the DWC Newsline - January 3, 2022
The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) has adopted its final rules of practice and procedure. The rules were filed with the Secretary of State on December 15, 2021 and went into effect on January 1, 2022.
California DIR’s Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Pathology and Clinical Laboratory By Lonce Lamonte and the DWC Newsline - December 30, 2021
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted an order adjusting the Pathology and Clinical Laboratory section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) to conform to relevant 2022 changes in the Medicare payment system as required by Labor Code section 5307.1.
Mileage Rate for Medical and Medical-Legal Travel Expenses Increases Effective January 1, 2022 By Lonce Lamonte and the DWC Newsline - December 21, 2021
The California DIR’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is announcing the increase of the mileage rate for medical and medical-legal travel expenses by 2.5 cents to 58.5 cents per mile effective January 1, 2022.
California Division of Workers’ Compensation Issues Notice of Public Hearing on January 21st 2022 for Proposed Evidence-Based Update to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule By Lonce Lamonte and the DWC Newsline - December 20, 2021
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has issued a Notice of Public Hearing for a proposed evidence-based update to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS), which can be found at California Code of Regulations, title 8, section 9792.22.