The California Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) recently noted it would be updating the clinical topic medical treatment guidelines of the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS) set forth in section 9792.23 et seq.
The DWC begins this process by posting two new additional guidelines, the proposed Occupational Interstitial Lung Disease Guideline and Occupational/Work Related Asthma Guideline, to its online forum.
“The MTUS updates help to ensure that medical treatment in the California workers compensation system is based on the newest and best evidence,” said DIR Director Christine Baker. DWC is a division of DIR.
Once the online forums have been completed for each specific clinical topic, the DWC will combine all of the proposed regulatory updates and additions to section 9792.23 et seq. into one rulemaking package.
“The MTUS chapters on Occupational Interstitial Lung Disease and Occupational Asthma provide an important framework for evidence-based treatment of workers with potentially debilitating diseases,” added DWC Executive Medical Director Dr. Rupali Das. “We are actively updating all our medical treatment guidelines to incorporate the current scientific and medical knowledge for many other work-related conditions.”
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