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CA: CWCI Reports on Medical Development Trends for AY 2002-2009

OAKLAND, CA - A new report by the California Workers' Compensation Institute analyzes claims experience from AY 2002 through June 2009 and takes an updated look at the development of California workers' compensation paid medical costs. View the report (posted May 25, 2010) Source: CWCI

CA: Calif. Workers' Comp Premium Volume Declines for Fifth Year in a Row

OAKLAND, CA - According to the California Workers' Compensation Institute, California’s workers’ compensation premium volume declined last year for the fifth year in a row to a nine-year low of $6.9 billion. Source: Sacramento Business Journal

CWCI Summarizes 2011 California Workers’ Comp Enacted Legislation

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) has completed a review of 2011 legislation signed by Governor Brown and flagged 20 workers’ compensation related bills that were enacted this year. They include: AB 55, Gatto: Extension of the right of entertainment production companies...

CWCI Summarizes 2011 California Workers’ Comp Enacted Legislation

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) has completed a review of 2011 legislation signed by Governor Brown and flagged 20 workers’ compensation related bills that were enacted this year. They include: AB 55, Gatto: Extension of the right of entertainment production companies...

CWCI Scorecard Looks at Spinal Disorder Claims in California Workers’ Comp

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute has released the second edition of its “Injury Scorecard” research series, providing detailed data on accident year (AY) 2001 to 2011 workers’ compensation claims experience for cases in which the primary diagnosis was a spine disorder...

CWCI Estimates Workers’ Comp Spinal Implant Pass-Through Payments Topped $67 Million in 2010

Duplicate payments to hospitals allowed by the California Workers’ Compensation Official Medical Fee Schedule for implantable hardware used in spinal surgery added an average of $20,137 in fees to 3,350 work injury claims in 2010, boosting workers’ compensation medical costs by nearly $67...

CWCI Score Card Looks at Claims for Head and Spinal Injuries Without Spinal Cord Involvement

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) has issued the third edition of its “Injury Score Card” featuring detailed data on California work injury claims for head and spinal injuries without spinal cord involvement, which represent only a small fraction of all workers’...

CWCI Continues Case Law Series With 2013 Update

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) 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’ compensation, and discuss appropriate...