California Labor Codes 127.6 858
§ Medical Treatment Study
(a) The administrative director shall, in consultation
with the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation, the Industrial Medical Council, other state agencies, and researchers and research institutions with expertise in health care delivery and occupational health care service, conduct a study of medical treatment provided to workers who have sustained industrial injuries and illnesses. The study shall focus on, but not be limited to, all of the following:
(2) An evaluation of case management procedures that contribute to or achieve early and sustained return to work within the employee's temporary and permanent work restrictions.
(3) Performance measures for medical services that reflect patient outcomes.
(4) Physician utilization, quality of care, and outcome measurement data.
(5) Patient satisfaction.