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  • September 15, 2017

    Claims Administrator Rectifies SBR Error

    Pacific Claims Management responded to our August blog regarding misinformation about requests for Second Bill Review. DaisyBill spoke with a Pacific representative, with whom we also discussed concerns regarding changes to Pacific’s processing of electronic bills. Happily, not only did Pacific rectify both issues, they displayed a level of transparency and responsiveness that does the claims administrator credit.

    We believe that Pacific’s willingness to engage in discussions like these ultimately benefits Pacific, the providers that send bills, and the workers’ comp system as a whole.

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  • September 14, 2017

    IBR Injustice: Maximus Mishandling 0232T Decisions

    A client of DaisyBill recently brought to our attention another poor Independent Bill Review (IBR) by Maximus Federal Services, the entity the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) contracts to review and decide on IBR requests submitted by providers. The IBR decision concerns procedure code 0232T for platelet-rich plasma injection. In the past, Maximus decided in favor of the doctor in the majority of IBRs submitted for 0232T. However, recently Maximus inexplicably changed the criteria for reviewing 0232T, and started to issue denials of payment for this procedure code.

    That’s because Maximus is making these important payment decisions without referencing California Labor Code, California Code of Regulations, or administrative rules.

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  • September 8, 2017

    Clearinghouse Makes False Claims About E-Billing

    Multiple providers allege that a major clearinghouse fed them inaccurate information about electronic billing in California. According to these providers, the clearinghouse in question insists that many claims administrators do not accept e-billing for worker’s comp, necessitating paper bills. In truth, every major claims administrator in California does, in fact, accept e-bills.

    This casts serious suspicion on the clearinghouse’s motives.

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  • September 7, 2017

    New Patient Intake Form Available

    A well-crafted intake form, targeted to the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC)’s billing guidelines, is the provider’s first line of defense against incorrect reimbursement. According to the DWC, a bill must be one thing above all to be considered compliant: complete. For providers, ensuring that completeness starts at intake.

    Fortunately, DaisyBill has that covered.

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  • September 5, 2017

    DWC Database of Dismissed Liens Available

    You may recall last month’s dismissal of over 292,000 unresolved liens by California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC). The DWC closed the lien cases for failure to comply with new declaration requirements mandated by SB 1160. On August 14, 2017, the DWC dismissed the liens on procedural grounds “by operation of law." The dismissed liens are now publicly available through a searchable database posted on the DWC website.

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  • August 31, 2017

    Maximus Gets It Wrong in 99358 IBR Decision

    Maximus Federal Services, the arbiter of Independent Bill Review (IBR) for the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC), has denied payment to a provider due to a an error on Maximus’ own part. The mistake, based on an outdated status code designation for CPT codes 99358 and 99359, is one DaisyBill anticipated. With Maximus behind the curve on changes to the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) effective this year, other providers may be in danger of the similar mistreatment.

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  • August 29, 2017

    The Provider's Bill of Rights (Rights I and II)

    Discount Dangers is a DaisyBill series on the various ways discount contracts incorrectly reduce providers’ reimbursements. With this series, we shine a light on the worst discount practices, and help providers fight back.

    Providers have rights.

    We can’t state this strongly enough. In so many ways, the California workers’ compensation system is rigged against providers. That’s why it’s vital for providers to know exactly how the law protects them from unfair treatment and improper reimbursement. This is particularly crucial when it comes to discount contracts, which are often abused in ways that are more than just unfair; they’re also non-compliant.

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  • August 25, 2017

    Billers Beware! Submit Second Reviews to Appeal Incorrect Payments

    Recently a claims administrator gave a DaisyBill client some horrible advice about appealing an incorrect payment.

    A representative at Pacific Claims Management, a third party administrator, reportedly instructed the DaisyBill client not to bother using an SBR-1 form to appeal an incorrect payment. Fortunately, our client reached out to us to ask why Pacific Claims Management gave these inaccurate instructions.

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DaisyBill is a trusted authority on workers’ comp billing. Thousands of work comp professionals attend our webinars and state agencies and professional organizations turn to us for our expertise. We created this blog to help everyone involved in workers’ compensation; sharing news, tips, and data of interest to the community.

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