Here at DaisyBill we see almost a million California workers’ comp bills a year.
Our technology automatically calculates the payment due date for each of those million bills. Using the effective date of the payment, DaisyBill knows exactly which bills were paid late and which bills were paid on time.
We also know that the vast majority of claims administrators treat penalty and interest for untimely payments as though the increased payment is optional, instead of mandatory.
If a claims administrator fails to process a bill in a timely manner, then the claims administrator owes the provider penalty and interest on the unpaid amount of the bill, retroactive to the date of receipt of the bill (NOT retroactive to the due date!).
Penalties and interest are self-executing, which means that penalty and interest should be added automatically to your payment, with no need to present a bill or an invoice. Every time a claims administrators makes an untimely payment, the regulations mandate that the payment amount must be increased by the appropriate penalty amount along with accrued interest.
If DaisyBill knows the payment is late, so does the claims administrator. Penalty and interest are not optional!
The DWC can only fix problems that it knows about. By filing an Audit Complaint* for lack of payment of self-executing penalty and interest:
DaisyBillers, we’ve made it super-easy for you to send an Audit Complaints in 5 seconds. Non-DaisyBillers, the following is a link which you can download:
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*NOTE: The Audit Complaint form was updated in 2019. Access the updated form here: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/Auditref.pdf
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