CWCI

Improving the California workers’ compensation system through research, information, education and representation

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute is a private, nonprofit organization of insurers licensed to write workers' compensation in California, as well as public and private self-insured employers, who serve as associate members. CWCI’s primary function is to generate reliable, objective data that can be used to identify and monitor systemwide trends, assist members in assessing their own operations, and to analyze key issues of interest to the workers’ compensation community and public policymakers. Towards that end, the Institute also produces a wide variety of research publications, provides information and technical training to help industry professionals stay abreast of changes, and serves as a forum where members can consider systemwide issues and reach consensus on practical solutions.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
New Medical-Legal Study: CWCI's latest research examines the changing nature and cost of the California workers compensation medical-legal process. A news release on the study is in the Newsroom.
Medical Review & Medical Dispute Resolution: An analysis of 2014 UR data and data on IMR decisions from the first half of 2015 offers a detailed look at the medical review and medical dispute resolution processes and outcomes.
CWCI has published a new study that quantifies the growing use and cost of Urine Drug Testing in California Workers Comp, which has increased dramatically as the use of opioid painkillers has become more prevalent.
The new 7-page DWC-1 claim form/NOPE and CWCIs updated posting notices and pamphlets, revised to reflect benefit notice regs that take effect 1/1/16, are in stock and ready for shipment.
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