Tag: California

November 6, 2020
California Voters Keep Rideshare Drivers as Independent Contractors

The election saw passage of a measure to exempt rideshare drivers from employee status, impacting benefits and more.

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October 5, 2020
California COVID-19 Report

COVID-19 claim data through October 5th has been captured and broken down by industry, age, region, and more.

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May 1, 2020
California Executive Order Greatly Expands COVID-19 Presumption

Many states expanded workers’ comp for COVID-19, but California casts a wider net.

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February 7, 2020
WCIRB Publishes Physical Medicine Report

An analysis of 1.5 million claims found early physical therapy lowers odds of opioid use by 14%.

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December 7, 2019
How Declining Opioid Use Impacts Claims and Outcomes

According to the CWCI, reduced opioid utilization from 2010-2017 saved $6.5 billion in California comp costs.

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October 2, 2019
California Gig Law to Reclassify Contractors as Employees

This reclassification will entitle millions of workers to benefits previously withheld, including workers’ comp.

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September 7, 2019
California Publishes One-Year Report on Workers’ Comp Formulary

The utilization of opioids, compounds, and physician-dispensed medications have significantly decreased.

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September 6, 2018
CWCI Releases Polypharmacy Report

According to 2016-2017 data, over 20% of polypharmacy claims are over 10 years old, with more than 50% of them for patients aged 50 and older.

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April 7, 2018
WCIRB Reports on Chronic Opioid Use and Weaning

A new study analyzes the characteristics of chronic opioid use claims, while also examining opioid weaning data.

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April 4, 2018
More States Embrace Closed Drug Formularies

Indiana and Kentucky signed off on formulary bills, while other states continue to make progress on their promised formularies.

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