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
Results of 2009 to 2013 DWC audits of California workers comp utilization review programs, which check the timeliness, content and delivery of responses to requests for authorizations of treatment for injured workers, show that overall claims administrators earned an average compliance score of 97.2%, well above the 85% benchmark set as a passing grade.
ASC Payments Decline: Average facility fees paid to ambulatory surgery centers are down 27% per episode and 29% per procedure since fee schedule changes mandated by SB 863 were adopted in 2013 according to a joint CWCI/WCIRB study. The report is posted in the Research section.
The Institute will conduct its 17th annual Case Law Update Seminar on Monday, May 18 in Long Beach and Wednesday, May 20 in San Francisco.
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