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  • April 6, 2018

    Interpreter Fee Schedule: An Imperfect Step in the Right Direction

    California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) proposed new interpreter fee schedule regulations this week. The changes would create a uniform fee schedule, replacing the more haphazard “market rate”-based current system. The draft rules also require the use of more highly qualified “certified” interpreters whenever possible.

    The proposed rules may reduce the friction that characterizes billing for interpreter services, but come with complications of their own. The DWC is accepting comments on its public forum until 5pm Friday, April 13.

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  • February 9, 2018

    What’s New for Workers’ Comp in 2018: CA Senate Bill 1160

    In 2016 California passed Senate Bill 1160, which heralded significant workers’ compensation reform. SB 1160 outlined major changes to authorization, utilization review, lien filing, billing deadlines, and more. Some changes took effect in 2017, while others are newly effective, as of January 1 this year.

    Let’s take a look at the major changes SB 1160 brings to workers’ comp in 2018.

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  • October 11, 2017

    Stay Compliant: An Update on Modifier 93 for Exams Requiring Interpreter Services

    Some insurers are making unreasonable demands regarding the application of modifier 93. Medical-legal providers use modifier 93 to bill for the extra time required to conduct an examination with a language interpreter. An important and necessary step, interpretation services ensure accurate communication between patient and doctor —  but at the cost of valuable, reimbursable time.

    According to provider advocates, certain insurers are wasting doctors' time by requiring redundant and unnecessary justifications for using this modifier.

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  • September 22, 2017

    Modifier 93 for Examinations Requiring Interpreter Services: A DaisyBill Guide

    Interpreters play a crucial role in workers’ comp treatment. By negating language barriers, interpreters remove a massive source of friction from an already friction-burdened field. When it comes to billing and payment, it’s important for providers to know how to obtain proper reimbursement when a visit requires an interpreter’s services.

    Here’s what providers need to know in order to properly apply modifier 93.

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