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CSIMS Media Clips Report 8/22

Wednesday, August 22, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Workers' Comp 101 Webinar, Part 1 of 9: Master the Basics


Tuesday, September 11, 2018 1-2 PM PDT

DaisyBill’s free 8-part webinar series kicks off with Part 1: Master the Basics, an overview of the worker's comp system in California. Topics discussed include:

  • Workers’ comp purpose and history
  • Employer, insurer, and claims administrator responsibilities
  • How to navigate laws, regulations, and guidelines
  • The regulatory process behind workers' comp reforms

To reserve your seat, click HERE.


2018 Western Occupational Health Conference (WOHC)

September 12-15

San Francisco, CA

CSIMS members are eligible for a discount.


Click HERE to learn more!



October 20th

Planning on becoming a QME? Contact our office to learn more on prep courses to satisfy the requirements to become a QME!


Learn more about the upcoming exam date HERE




CSIMS Advocates sit down with Asm. Blanca Rubio (D-Baldwin Park)

The CSIMS advocacy team secured a meeting with Asm. Blanca Rubio of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee to discuss her request for an audit to determine impact on delays to treatment and frictional costs in the system.


The audit will compare medical treatment provided to inmates who were injured while assigned to work details with the treatment provided to correctional officers through the workers’ compensation system.


Her audit request can be found HERE.


(CSIMS Advocate, Bryce Docherty with the Assemblymember)




Committee Passes Amended RTW, Fraud Reporting Bills


The Senate Appropriations Committee passed amended bills addressing the process of applying for payments from the $120 million Return to Work Supplemental Program and how state agencies share data about workers’ compensation fraud.



Rules Committee Schedules Confirmation Hearing for WCAB Appointees


Members of the Senate Rules Committee will decide today whether to recommend confirmation of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board appointees Gov. Jerry Brown announced over the last two months.


Late Reports Surfaces as Issue in QME Certification


The California Division of Workers’ Compensation, which promised to enforce its qualified medical evaluator rules as written earlier this year to settle a lawsuit, is doing exactly that and using late reports as a reason to delay or deny recertification.



Kamin: Legislative Update


Legislation targeting apportionment to nonindustrial genetic factors, janitorial services, peace officers and breast cancer claims are headlining Gov. Jerry Brown’s last legislative session as he prepares to leave office.



New Management Hopes to Bring 'Renewed Energy' to CSIMS


The California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery is under new management as of July 1, following the departure of Carl Brakensiek, who had led the organization for 37 years.



Attorneys: Argument That Comp Covers Inmates Could Cost County


Attorneys representing a group of inmates who dispute Fresno County’s allegation that they are entitled to workers’ compensation coverage for injuries sustained in a gas pipeline explosion said the county’s argument that inmates are employees could be costly, according to a report by the area's ABC affiliate.


Insurance Journal

Study Looks at Polypharmacy Claims in California Workers’ Comp


A study from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute shows the likelihood that indemnity was paid on a workers’ comp claim increased with the number of concurrent prescriptions the injured worker was on.


Business Wire

Opioids Top the Drug List in California Workers’ Comp Polypharmacy Claims


OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Efforts to curb opioid use in California workers’ compensation have been successful, but new research by the California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) shows they remain very common among claims in which injured workers are given multiple concurrent prescriptions, and are the most prevalent type of drug found in polypharmacy claims that involve five or more concurrent prescriptions.


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