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VIAW Newswire 08.27.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 9, 2013 including to California Department of Toxic Substances Control
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Angel Carrera Jr., 61, of Sacramento, has been appointed business development program manager at the California Department of General Services, where he has served since 2007.

Long Term Care in California: Ready for Tomorrow’s Seniors?

The leading edge of the baby-boom generation is beginning to flood California’s long term care system. And the population of residents 65 and older is projected to triple by 2060. This report describes the state’s supply and use of long term care services, including Medicare and Medicaid spending on services, and quality of care. The oversight and regulation of long term care services varies by provider, resulting in limited information — especially quality data — about assisted living facilities, personal care providers, and other home- and community-based services.
CA DWC Posts Proposed Changes to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule Regulations Online for Public Comment
Sacramento, CA ( – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted proposed changes to the existing Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS) regulationsto the online forum where members of the public may review and comment on the proposals.

Poll: 75% of Calif. Voters Know Little or Nothing About Exchange
Three-quarters of California voters under age 65 have little or no knowledge about the state’s new health insurance exchange created under the Affordable Care Act, according to a Field Poll released Wednesday, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Report Recommends Raising Workers’ Compensation Premiums
Workers’ compensation premiums in California should increase by 3.4% in 2014, according to a report by the Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau, the Sacramento Bee’s “Capitol Alert” reports.

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