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DWC Adopts New DMEPOS, Same as the Old DMEPOS

March 29, 2017 by Catherine Montgomery

The days are flying by. 2017 started with a bang, as the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) adopted a slew of new fee schedules, and the reforms of Senate Bills 1160 and 1175 ushered in a new era of workers’ comp billing. Now quarter two is bearing down on us, just when you thought you were caught up. In a Monday afternoon Newsline, the DWC announced an adjustment to the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) portion of the Official Medical Fee Schedule, effective for dates of service on or after April 1, 2017.[1] 

We know what you’re thinking: Here we go again. Every quarter, the DWC changes fee schedules to conform to the Medicare payment system – in fact, they’re legally required to.[2]

But don’t sweat it – our development team downloaded the DME-17B file from the Medicare website to analyze reimbursement changes, and didn’t find a single change. That means that providers and claims administrators can effectively carry on as usual, even though the fee schedule will technically change.

DaisyBill’s OMFS Calculator, the foundational tool of our Work Comp Wizard, automatically calculates reimbursements using the most recent Medicare files and conversion factors. The quarter two DMEPOS is already loaded and ready to go for a seamless transition when the calendar flips.


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[1] The full DWC announcement is available here.

[2] Full text of Labor Code § 5307.1 here.

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