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CA: Telehealth Video-Only Restrictions Changed; Audio-Only Allowed - Part 3

May 18, 2020

This is the third of our series on retroactive telehealth rule changes announced by the California Department of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) on 5/12/2020. Today we focus on t...

CA: Substantial Telehealth Reimbursement Increase for Workers' Comp - Part 2

May 15, 2020

This is the second of our series on retroactive telehealth rule changes announced by the California Department of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) on 5/12/2020. Today we focus on ...

California Retroactively Changes Telehealth Reimbursement - Part 1

May 14, 2020

On 5/7/2020 the California Division of Workers’ Comp (DWC) Administrative Director, George P. Parisotto, issued a new Order with retroactive changes to the reimbursement calc...

OMFS: DWC Orders Further Pathology/Clinical Lab Adjustments

Apr 29, 2020

California’s Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) ordered further adjustments to the Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Section of the state’s Official Medical Fee Schedule ...

Providers, Ignore Anthem's Incorrect Telehealth Claims (and don't ingest Lysol, either)

Apr 27, 2020

On Friday, Anthem Workers’ Compensation sent an email to workers’ comp providers with misleading claims regarding telehealth compliance. The email misrepresents telehealth pr...

CA: Authorization for Treatment Provided via Telehealth

Apr 24, 2020

When we published Telehealth Cheat Sheet: California Providers’ Guide, many providers reached out to us with questions regarding authorization requirements. For clarification...

Ease Authorization Requirements for Workers' Comp During COVID-19

Apr 9, 2020

For California providers, obtaining authorization for workers’ compensation treatment requires substantial administrative resources. As COVID-19 strains those resources, prio...

Zoom Privacy, Security Issues May Affect Telehealth

Apr 8, 2020

Health care providers using (or considering) teleconferencing software Zoom, heed this important warning: serious security, privacy, and data protection issues reportedly pla...

ALERT: Malpractice Insurance & Telehealth Coverage

Apr 3, 2020

In our most recent webinar, California Workers’ Comp Telehealth Made Easy, we reviewed the Medicare and California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) rules for providing...

California DWC Alone Determines Workers' Comp Rules During COVID-19

Apr 1, 2020

As COVID-19 redefines the workers’ compensation landscape, providers have many questions. But there is no question as to what persons or which entities have the authority to ...

Support Essential Workers: Suspend Workers' Comp Reporting Requirements

Mar 26, 2020

While the rest of us come together by staying apart, not all Californians have the option of social distancing. Essential workers accept the high risk of exposure to COVID-19...

California - 3 Workers' Comp Authorization Myths, Debunked

Feb 18, 2020

Providers who treat injured workers have one simple, reasonable request: correct reimbursement. In helping providers to obtain correct reimbursement, we answer a daily...

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