Worker's Compensation Case Study

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Senate Bill 863 was signed into law by Governor Brown on Sept. 18, 2012.
The bill makes wide-ranging changes to California 's workers ' compensation system, including increased benefits to injured workers and cost-saving efficiencies.
When I saw this I remembered there is lots more to WC than the statutes so please forgive me, I went off on a different tangent the healthcare of WC.

CALIFORNIA and WC (Worker 's Compensation).
This is the form used after an injury has happened and it 's time to send an employee to Urgent Care. As you can see the employee fills out the top section and the employer (representative) completes the lower section. This is then copied and given to the
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NO staff to patient transfers §5120. Health Care Worker Back and Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention.

Key Points of California update to WC 2012
* SB 863 increased permanent disability (PD) benefits approximately 30% in two steps. Prior to SB 863, the minimum weekly PD benefit was $130 and the maximum was $270. For dates of injuries on or after Jan. 1, 2013, the new minimum weekly PD benefit is $160. The new maximum weekly PD rate for 1 injuries on or after Jan. 1, 2013 ranges from $230 to $290 depending on the PD rating, and for all injuries on or after Jan. 1, 2014, the maximum weekly PD rate is $290.
* The change in the Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) fee schedule generates approximately $30 million in annual industry savings.

Evidence-based guidelines assist individual physicians in evaluating the medical evidence.
* Opioids (narcotics) should not be first-line medications for mild or chronic pain. Opioids can be helpful for severe, short-term pain, like pain after surgery for a broken bone. They can also help manage pain from cancer. However, opioids have serious side effect and risks, and other pain
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