California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has many strict requirements as to what constitutes a “complete” bill for the treatment of injured workers. But given the complexity of workers’ comp billing and payment rules, even a bill that’s complete by DWC standards could use a little extra clarification.
That’s why DaisyBill recommends providers include a cover sheet — like the ones we provide for our billing clients — with all bills.
Our cover sheet, pictured below, features a snapshot of everything claims administrators need to know about the contents of your bill. At a glance, the claims administrator knows:
- Whether it’s an original bill, duplicate bill, a second bill review appeal, or an independent bill review appeal
- The type of service billed for (physician services, medical-legal, pharmacy, etc.)
- Provider information
- Patient and claim information
- When the claims administrator’s response and payment are due
Workers’ comp billing and payment is complicated. A detailed cover sheet lets the claims administrator know exactly what they’re getting, and exactly what their obligations are. This way, there’s far less opportunity for error, delay, and friction.