California DWC

DWC to Injured Workers: Beg or Pay For Your Care
Jun 27, 2023
DWC to Injured Workers: Beg or Pay For Your Care
A close reading of an official Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) document reveals something that should sincerely disgust every California employer, employee, health ca...
Medical Director: CA Workers' Comp "Subsidizes Corruption"
Jun 20, 2023
Medical Director: CA Workers' Comp "Subsidizes Corruption"
Recently, the Medical Director of a large medical group sent an email to daisyBill, explaining their decision to "opt out" of treating injured workers in California. T...
DWC Repeatedly Violates CA IBR Law
Jun 15, 2023
DWC Repeatedly Violates CA IBR Law
California fails to maintain a workers’ comp environment that’s fair and navigable for providers (you know, the people who treat the injured workers). Prime example: the Divi...
DWC Physician Resources From CCWC Conference
Jun 12, 2023
DWC Physician Resources From CCWC Conference
The California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation (CCWC) held its annual conference in Anaheim last week. daisyBill was there — and so were representatives from the Californi...
CA Biller Shares Work Comp Payment Torture
May 31, 2023
CA Biller Shares Work Comp Payment Torture
At daisyNews, we write a lot about the reimbursement abuse inflicted on California workers’ comp providers. It can seem almost unbelievable how difficult it can be for provid...
SCIF Makes Mockery of IBR and the DWC
May 15, 2023
SCIF Makes Mockery of IBR and the DWC
Yet again, we face another appalling round of "IBR Chicken,” the game in which a claims administrator refuses to shell out a dime to a California provider for services render...
Sedgwick Racks Up 79,318 DWC Audit Complaints
Apr 27, 2023
Sedgwick Racks Up 79,318 DWC Audit Complaints
Third-Party Administrator (TPA) Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. continues to ignore California workers’ comp billing regulations with impunity.Currently, Sed...
MPNs: CA Assembly Bill 1278 Guarantees Delayed Care
Apr 10, 2023
MPNs: CA Assembly Bill 1278 Guarantees Delayed Care
California Assembly Bill 1278, apparently designed to improve the disastrous Medical Provider Network (MPN) system, is nothing but a continued abdication of California...
Defense Attorney: "MPNs Benefit No One"
Apr 5, 2023
Defense Attorney: "MPNs Benefit No One"
An attorney who represents workers’ comp payers felt compelled to share his viewpoint on Medical Provider Networks (MPNs) with daisyBill. His take: MPNs are useless to employ...
What CA Doctors Must Know Before Signing a PPO Contract
Apr 4, 2023
What CA Doctors Must Know Before Signing a PPO Contract
Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs) and Medical Provider Networks (MPNs) are causing chaos for California employers, injured workers, and healthcare providers. Tha...
CA DWC Must Stop Pretending MPNs Work
Mar 30, 2023
CA DWC Must Stop Pretending MPNs Work
A real friend tells the truth, even when it’s uncomfortable to hear. As advocates for a better workers’ comp system, we haven’t been shy about pointing out its shortco...
CA MPN Access Requirements: Real or Mirage?
Mar 27, 2023
CA MPN Access Requirements: Real or Mirage?
On paper, an MPN (Medical Provider Network) is simply a group of providers established by an insurer or self-insured employer; injured workers may only seek care from the pro...