Welcome to the Resources Section. Here you will find a plethora of original materials as referenced in the print edition.
The Lewin Group updates its study for moving California’s workers' comp system over to Medicare’s physician payment scheme.
An updated study on employer premium fraud for the California Fraud Assessment Commission finds a correlation to workers' comp premium levels, but says it is still widespread in good times and bad.
The last time state workers’ comp systems were evaluated on a national level was during the Nixon Administration. This is summary of its conclusions and recommendations.
A new study highlights concerns about payment issues associated with inpatient hospital services. Is the system being gamed?
A new study recommends expanding financial disclosure rules for self-insured groups doing business in California, but its recommendations fall short of what's currently in bill form. See who would take on what duties under the plan by clicking here.
The Legislative Analyst’s Office outlines several legislative responses for dealing with the cost impact of the Almaraz/Guzman and Ogilvie decisions. Get the full report by clicking here.
One prominent researcher says there's a less complex way to ensure that not only protects Medicare's intersts in workers' comp settlements, but could also lower costs for everyone. What's the change? Click here.
SB 863 mandated study recommends keeping the status quo on fees for some surgeries that Medicare deems to be inpatient only, but are often performed on injured workers in ambulatory surgery centers. Click here to read the report.
Three decades after issuing its initial report on the underground economy in California, the Little Hoover Commission has a new set of recommendations to tackling the problem. Get the full report here.
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