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Friday, September 11 • 10:40am - 11:25am
Update On California Workers’ Compensation Reforms

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Topic Overview: This presentation will feature the evolution of recent major legislative changes to workers’ compensation practice, laws and guidelines in California and how these changes have affected care for work-related injuries, payment for services and disability prevention. The session will include a discussion of various programs that fall under the purview of the California Division of Workers’ Compensation’s Medical Unit, with an emphasis on utilization review, independent medical review, independent bill review and medical treatment guidelines.


  1. Identify major changes to the California workers' compensation system as a result of SB 863.
  2. Describe the method by which medical treatment decisions will be made in the workers' compensation system.
  3. Explain best practices that comply with new regulations and provide optimal care to injured workers.

avatar for Rupali Das, MD, MPH, FACOEM

Rupali Das, MD, MPH, FACOEM

Dr. Rupali Das is the Executive Medical Director of the California Division of Workers’ Compensation and has more than 20 years’ experience in clinical practice and occupational and environmental policy and research, as well as a track record of promoting innovation to implement... Read More →

Friday September 11, 2015 10:40am - 11:25am PDT
Pacific Concourse J&K

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