Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the California DWC’s recent release of its latest progress report on the implementation of the state’s 2012 workers’ compensation reforms.
Key updates included that savings continue to be realized, with WCIRB estimates putting savings from the reforms at $600 million greater than initially estimated. Benefits for injured workers have also improved, with Permanent Disability benefits increasing by about 30%, and more than $41 million in supplemental Return to Work benefits paid to injured workers. The DWC also noted that several initiatives related to the use of evidence-based care are underway, including work on the workers’ comp drug formulary, which is set for adoption in mid 2017.
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