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CA: CWCI Continues Case Law Series With 2011 Update
Posted on 6 Mar 2011 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute has announced it 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 reshaping California workers’... Read More

California Regulators Announce 2011 Workers Comp Assessment Rates
Posted on 30 Nov 2010 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has calculated the 2011 assessments that state law requires workers' compensation insurers collect from policyholders to cover the budget of the state Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC... Read More

Drop in California Average Weekly Wage Means No Change in Some Workers’ Comp Benefits in 2011
Posted on 4 Jun 2010 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

The U.S. Department of Labor has released new data showing California’s State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) edged down from $984.83 to $979.90 in the 12 months ending March 31, 2010 – a decline of about 0.5 percent. As a result, there will be... Read More

CWCI Scorecard Examines Workers’ Comp Claims Experience in California’s Long-Term Care Industry
Posted on 8 Mar 2010 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

A new California Workers' Compensation Institute "Industry Scorecard" offers a detailed look at work injury claims experience in the California long-term care sector - an industry that employs thousands of workers in nursing homes, homes... Read More

CWCI Study Finds Most California Workers’ Comp Drugs Are in the Medi-Cal Fee Schedule
Posted on 4 Nov 2010 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

California workers’ compensation prescription drug costs may be on the rise again, but not because of an increase in the use of drugs outside of the Medi-Cal fee schedule according to new research by the California Workers’ Compensation Institute... Read More

CWCI Scorecard Examines Restaurant Claims in the California Workers’ Comp System
Posted on 1 Mar 2010 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

The California Workers' Compensation Institute has issued its latest "Industry Scorecard" which provides detailed data on claims filed by restaurant workers in California for job injuries that occurred between January 2000 through the end... Read More

CWCI Estimates Workers’ Comp Spinal Implant Pass-Through Payments Cost $55 Million in 2008
Posted on 30 Mar 2010 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

A new CWCI study on the impact of the duplicate payments allowed in California workers’ compensation for implantable hardware and instrumentation used in spinal surgery shows that the so-called “spinal hardware pass-through” payments... Read More

CWCI Scorecard Examines Job Injury Claims in the California Trucking Industry
Posted on 7 Mar 2010 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

The California Workers' Compensation Institute has released a new "Industry Scorecard" showing detailed data on accident year (AY) 2000 to 2008 work injury claims experience in the California trucking industry. The new Score Card, the eighth... Read More

CWCI Study Examines Prescribing Patterns for Schedule II Opioids in California Workers’ Comp
Posted on 8 Mar 2011 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

The top 10% of doctors who prescribe Schedule II opioids for injured workers in California account for nearly 80% of all workers’ compensation prescriptions for these drugs, 87% of the morphine equivalents, and 88% of the associated payments according... Read More