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VIAW Newswire 06.04.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

CA DWC posts Modified QME Regulations For Comment

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has modified the proposed Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) regulations. DWC has electronically distributed the 15-day notice of modification to interested parties and has posted the modified regulation text and forms on the DWC website. Members of the public may comment on the modifications until 5 p.m., June 18.


Protecting Elderly and Dependent Adults

San Bernardino County Adult Protective Services (APS) functions as the defender of vulnerable seniors and dependent adults. On average, the agency receives and investigates about 1,200 cases every month. The calls come primarily from mandated reporters such as social workers, doctors, caregivers, hospital personnel, law enforcement agencies, and financial institutions, as well as from concerned family members and close friends of abuse victims.


California Law Reduces Medical Bills for Uninsured, Study Finds

California law that limits how much hospitals can charge uninsured patients has resulted in lower medical bills for some individuals and no-cost care for many low-income residents, according to a study published on Tuesday in Health Affairs, Kaiser Health News’ “Capsules” reports.


Obama Calls for National Effort To Better Treat Diagnose, Mental Illness

During a White House conference on Monday, President Obama called for a national effort to better diagnose and treat mental illnesses, Politico’s “Politico 44” reports (Epstein [1], “Politico 44,” Politico, 6/3).


UCLA Report Links ‘Medical Homes’ With Preventive Care

Californians who lack a consistent health care provider — or a “medical home” — appear less likely to receive regular preventive care, according to a policy brief from UCLA, KPCC’s “KPCC News” reports.

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