State of California
Department of Industrial
Division of Workers' Compensation
"DWC monitors the
administration of workers' compensation claims, and provides
administrative and judicial services to assist in resolving disputes
that arise in connection with claims for workers' compensation
benefits. DWC's mission is to minimize the adverse impact of
work-related injuries on California employees and employers.
State of California
Industrial Medical Council
Medical Council (IMC) is the medical unit within the State's workers'
compensation system. The Council examines and appoints physicians to
be Qualified Medical Evaluators (QMEs). QMEs perform the examinations
of injured workers that help determine the level of benefits to be
received by a worker. The Council has also created treatment
guidelines for physicians to use as they consider various treatment
methods for injuries that occurred at work.
Healthcare Financial Management Association
"The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
is the nation's leading personal membership organization for more than 35,000 financial
management professionals employed by hospitals, integrated delivery systems, long-term and
ambulatory care facilities, managed care organizations, medical group practices, public
accounting and consulting firms, insurance companies, government agencies, and other
"The premier professional organization in health care
administrative management. Your one-stopresource center for information,
education and advocacy in the areas of reimbursement, admitting and registration, data
management, medical records, patient relations and more!"
American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management
"State Fund provides California employers with a
permanent market for workers' compensation insurance protection at cost with no financial
obligation to the public.
State Fund competes fairly with other insurers and, by
example, sets the standard for fair premium rates, financial integrity, excellence in
customer service and impartial treatment of injured workers.
State Fund assists employers in providing safe places to
work. When a worker is injured, State Fund helps restore that person to a useful place in