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Resources

Welcome to the Resources Section. Here you will find a plethora of original materials as referenced in the print edition.

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What Generated California’s Insolvencies

This lengthy and detailed report delves into the causes of workers’ compensation carriers in the late nineties and how the system can be changed to avoid a repeat.

Are Regulations Strangling the System?

This report breaks down the regulations and what might be done to make medical carrier less expensive and more effective.

How Effective are California’s Workers’ Compensation Hospital Services?

Hospital services are a whole different animal when workers’ comp is involved. Find out how the system is coping.

How are Injured Workers Faring with Ambulatory Surgery?

This comprehensive report looks at previously unavailable data to make a determination on quality of care issues

Inpatient Hospital Services: What kind of an Impact Are They Having on the System?

This RAND study looks at a number of variables including discharges and fees to determine the effectiveness of Inpatient Hospital Services

What Can Be Done to Enhance the Safety for Public Safety Employees?

RAND’s comprehensive study on the occupational risks associated with firefighters and other public safety employees and what’s being done to reduce those risks

How Well is the System Providing Medical Care to Injured Workers?

What are some of the main factors affecting quality and efficiency of injured workers health care? RAND breaks it down.

Would the System Benefit from Pay-for-Performance?

The RAND report breaks down the challenges and potential benefits

How do Medical Treatment Guidelines Affect Outcomes?

RAND breaks down medical treatment guidelines including their technical quality and clinical content to determine how they’ll work for California’s injured workers.

The Cost of Repackaged Drugs

RAND, in conjunction with UC Berkley, and the California Workers’ Compensation Institute, study and the cost and ramifications of physician dispensed drugs

What’s Wrong with the Delivery of Health care to Injured Workers and What Needs to be Done

RAND provides a lengthy research paper on what the health care issues are and what steps need to be taken to improve quality health care

Are Spinal Procedure Pass Throughs Necessary?

RAND updates and earlier report and analyzes the cost of spinal surgeries and provides options for updating regulations

How effective is California’s permanent disability rating system? Full Report

RAND takes a critical look at California’s permanent disability rating system

How effective is California’s permanent disability rating system? Summary

RAND takes a critical look at California’s permanent disability rating system

What’s the Cost of Repackaged Drugs

RAND does a detailed study on the cost of repackaged drugs and discusses options for a possible fee schedule

Are Payments for Work-related Burns Sufficient?

RAND studies the impact and adequacy of fees for inpatient burn cases

A look at California’s Permanent Disability Rating Schedule

RAND provides an interim report on the permanent disability rating schedule to determine several things including whether injured workers are getting the highest compensation they can for the most serious injuries

Adjudication of Claims in the Workers’ Compensation System

RAND does a thorough analysis  of the claims adjudication before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board

Adjudication of Claims in the Workers’ Compensation System - Summary

RAND does a thorough analysis  of the claims adjudication before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board

Linking Medicare to the Official Medical Fee Schedule

RAND examines the possibility of linking the official medical fee schedule to Medicare fee schedule.

Linking Medicare to the Official Medical Fee Schedule - Summary

RAND examines the possibility of linking the official medical fee schedule to Medicare fee schedule.

Private Self-Insured Companies Grapple with Permanent Disability

RAND looks at earnings loss, replacement of benefits, and post injury employment for self-insured employers

After Injury Earnings Loss

RAND examines the impact of workplace injuries on earnings loss

Rand Compound Drug Working Paper

Researchers at Rand offer a number of potential solutions to California's growing problem with compound drugs, medical foods and convenience packs. Click here to see the suggestions and to offer your feedback.

CHSWC Report Recommends Additional Reforms
Are the Workers' Comp Reforms Having an Impact on the Quality of Care?

Are the workers' comp reforms and additional opportunities improving care in California? Find out from this report.

Medical Care Provided Under California's Workers' Comp Program

Appendixes discussing the methods of information gathering and payment related to care provided under California's workers' comp system

How Effective Is California's Illness & Injury Prevention Program?

How well is California's IIPP working for employers and employers? Has compliance improved? Have fatalities gone down. Click here to read the report

Are Compound Drugs Being Efficiently Used?

The use of compounds, medical foods and co-packs are controversial in the treatment of injured workers. What is the impact and the cost and are they helping injured workers? Click here to read the report

Are Medical Expenses Under Control?

California underwent some major workers' comp reforms in 2003 and 2004. Have those changes had an impact on medical care for injured workers? Click here to read the report

Rand Updates RBRVS Cost Evaluation

Researchers at Rand corrected mistakes in an initial evaluation of California's proposed switch to a resource based relative value scale system for paying physicians. Costs are still up but not as much.

Rand Report On New $120M Supplemental Benefits Fund

Researchers at the Rand Corp. offer a model for the $120 million supplemental benefits fund for those with disproportionate earnings losses created by the SB 863 reforms. Click here to read the full report.