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News, data, & insights about workers' comp billing

Numbers Don't Lie: Second Reviews Work

August 4, 2016/ Catherine Montgomery

Still not convinced that Second Reviews work? We’ll let the numbers speak for themselves:

  • Over $11 million collected in Second Review payments by DaisyBill clients
  • $43,000 collected DAILY, from 6/15/2016 - 7/15/2016

Workers’ Comp Claims Administrators: Average Days to Payment, 1/1/2016 to 3/31/2016

July 15, 2016/ Catherine Montgomery

In the first quarter of 2016, DaisyBill processed over 230,000 bills. In this blog we examine payment speeds for our top 20 claims administrators based on volume. 

Fee Alert: Another DWC Update -- DMEPOS Fee Schedule

July 5, 2016/ Catherine Montgomery

On July 1, 2016, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) adjusted the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS). The order reflects third quarter changes in the Medicare payment system, as required by Labor Code section 5307.1.

Fee Alert: DWC Updates Physician Fee Schedule to Reflect Medicare Payment Changes

June 29, 2016/ Catherine Montgomery

Effective July 1, 2016, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) updated the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) to reflect changes in the Medicare payment system, as required by Labor Code 5307.1.  

🔎 Search Thousands of IBR and IMR Decisions [New Tools!] 🔎

May 23, 2016/ Catherine Montgomery

With two new workers’ comp tools, searching through past decisions just got a whole lot easier:

  1. DWC’s announces super-useful search tool for Independent Medical Review (IMR) decisions.
  2. DaisyBill releases new (and pretty spectacular) search tool for Independent Bill Review (IBR) decisions.

Fee Alert: Series of Changes to Work Comp Fee Schedules

April 25, 2016/ Catherine Montgomery

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To determine reimbursements for Physician services rendered in 2016, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) adopted three different Physician Fee Schedules since January 1, 2016:

  • For dates of service 1/1/2016 through 3/31/2016, the DWC retroactively changed the 2016 Physician Fee schedule by retroactively adopting two different CMS RVU files on 1/20/2016 and 4/12/2016.
  • For dates of service on or after 4/1/2016 the DWC adopted new conversion factors and a new CMS RVU file.

Confused? Below see a handy reference table which lists all of the 2016 Physician Fee Schedule reimbursement changes. There's five total, as the DWC announced some some of the changes in 2015. 

Fee Alert: April 1 Fee Schedule Changes (Physician Services + DMEPOS)

April 5, 2016/ Catherine Montgomery

Effective for all dates of service on or after April 1, 2016, the DWC adopted changes to the Physician Services and Non-Physician Practitioner Services fee schedules. Reimbursement amounts decreased by approximately 0.06%, with the exception of anesthesia services, for which reimbursements decreased by approximately 1.99%.

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