Article – California Rebuilt its Workers’ Comp System

Workers’ compensation is an essential safety net for employees who suffer injuries on the job. Unfortunately, in many states, the workers’ compensation system has become outdated and inefficient, causing significant problems for employers and employees, as well as the healthcare providers and other stakeholders that must engage with the system. In this article on, Michael Bernick explores how one state, California, was able to rebuild its workers’ compensation system, creating a more efficient and equitable system for all. Crucially, the reforms mandated that medical care follow the most credible and effective evidence-based treatment guidelines available – the ACOEM guidelines, published in California as California MTUS-ACOEM Edition Guidelines.

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