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CWCI Examines Prescription Drug UR/IMR Outcomes Under the California Workers’ Comp Formulary
Posted on 26 Jul 2018 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

Oakland, CA – A new California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) analysis offers a preliminary look at Utilization Review (UR) and Independent Medical Review (IMR) outcomes involving pharmaceutical requests for California injured workers... Read More

CWCI Schedules Workers’ Comp Reform (SB 863) Seminars
Posted on 15 Sep 2012 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute will hold a 1-day seminar in mid-October in San Francisco and Long Beach to educate industry professionals on the provisions and practical implementation issues related to SB 863, the workers’... Read More

CWCI Study Finds California Workers’ Comp Medical Payments Exceed Pre-Reform Levels
Posted on 14 Sep 2011 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

Average amounts paid per claim for treatment, prescriptions and durable medical equipment (DME), medical management and cost containment, and med-legal reports in the California workers' compensation system have grown steadily since 2005, pushing... Read More

California Workers’ Comp Regulators Announce 2012 User Funding and Assessment Rates
Posted on 3 Dec 2011 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has calculated the 2012 assessments that state law requires workers' compensation insurers to collect from policyholders in order to fund the budget of the state Division of Workers' Compensation... Read More

State Regulators Release 2013 California Workers Comp User Funding and Assessment Rates
Posted on 30 Nov 2012 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has determined the 2013 assessments that state law requires workers’ compensation insurers to collect from policyholders to cover the budget of the state Division of Workers’ Compensation... Read More

CWCI Report Documents Increasing Workers’ Comp Losses For California Public Self-Insureds
Posted on 12 Mar 2012 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

A new California Workers’ Compensation Institute analysis of more than 10 years’ worth of data compiled by the California Office of Self-Insurance Plans (OSIP) shows that for the fifth year in a row, increases in the average loss per claim... Read More

No Change in California Workers’ Comp Medical Mileage Rate For 2012 Travel
Posted on 14 Dec 2011 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

The mileage rate that workers’ comp claims administrators pay injured workers for travel related to medical treatment or evaluation of their injuries will remain at 55.5¢ per mile for travel on or after January 1, 2012, regardless of the date... Read More

California Private Self-Insured Claim Frequency Edged Down in 2010, But Average Claim Costs Rose
Posted on 29 Sep 2011 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

Workers’ compensation claim frequency among private self-insured employers in California registered a slight decline last year, but only because the incidence of low cost medical-only claims declined according to a new California Workers’... Read More

CWCI Report Examines Growth of Drug Testing in California Workers’ Comp
Posted on 12 Oct 2015 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

A new California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) study quantifies the growing use and cost of drug tests performed on California injured workers in conjunction with the expanded use opioid painkillers, reveals shifts in the types of tests... Read More

CWCI Offers On-Demand Training on Revised Medical Provider Network Regulations
Posted on 16 Oct 2014 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) is offering an on-demand webinar to provide training on recently revised regulations governing California workers’ compensation medical provider networks. The regulations were adopted on... Read More

CWCI Report Tracks California Workers’ Comp Medical and Indemnity Payment Trends
Posted on 11 Apr 2016 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

Oakland - New CWCI research that tracks average California workers’ comp medical loss, indemnity benefit and medical cost containment (MCC) payments on accident year (AY) 2005 - 2014 lost-time claims valued at the end of June 2015 shows mixed results... Read More

CWCI Announces 2015 California Workers’ Comp Case Law Seminar
Posted on 7 Mar 2015 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) will conduct a one-day case law seminar in May in both Long Beach and San Francisco. The program will examine how recent trends in decisional law are affecting California workers’ compensation... Read More

CWCI Scorecard Looks at Carpal Tunnel Claims in California Workers’ Comp
Posted on 10 Jan 2013 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute has released the sixth edition of its “Injury Scorecard” research series, providing detailed data on accident year (AY) 2001 to 2011 workers’ compensation claims experience for cases... Read More

CWCI Scorecard Quantifies Workers’ Comp Claim & Payment Differences in L.A. County
Posted on 25 Aug 2016 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

Oakland -- The California Workers’ Compensation Institute has debuted a new series of research publications, “California Workers’ Compensation Regional Score Cards,” which use subsets of data from CWCI’s Industry Research... Read More

CWCI Scorecard Examines California Workers’ Comp “Other Injury, Poisoning & Toxic Effect” Claims
Posted on 18 Apr 2013 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

A new California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) “Injury Scorecard” on job injury claims identified as “other injuries, poisonings and toxic effects” finds that these claims often involve non-specific or ill-defined... Read More