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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 Workers' Comp Telehealth: 3 Things Providers Should Know

Mar 25, 2020

Telehealth was always the future. Suddenly, it’s the present. Is your office ready for the pivot to remote treatment?California workers’ comp providers may continue to...

$47 Million and Counting: Second Review Saves Provider Revenue

Mar 6, 2020

California workers’ comp providers face an inexcusable amount of hassle, red tape, and outright abuse in the struggle to collect correct reimbursement. Take it from us...

California IBR Fee Reduced Effective January 2020

Mar 5, 2020

Finally, some good news about Independent Bill Review (IBR)! Effective January 1, 2020, the required filing fee for providers requesting IBR dropped from $195 to $180. 

California-Specific Codes - 2020 Reimbursement Updates

Feb 6, 2020

Attention California providers -- in 2020 reimbursements increased for all California-specific workers’ comp codes!In the Physician Fee Schedule, these state-specific ...

CPTs 99358 & 99359 - 2020 CA Reimbursement Cheat Sheet

Feb 5, 2020

More good news! In 2020 California workers’ comp reimbursements increased for CPT Codes 99358 and 99359.Below, we’ve compiled a handy reimbursement cheat sheet ...

CA Interpreters: No Second Review = No Payment

Dec 2, 2019

Providers — interpreters in particular — be advised: a California appeals court ruled that claims administrator Meadowbrook Insurance is not required to pay a disputed fee fo...

Hanover –> What the H*llover is Going On?

Nov 21, 2019

We have yet another tale of a payer flagrantly ignoring its duty to compliantly process provider bills for treatment of injured workers. This account of payer friction highli...

SB 537: California RFA and Utilization Review Data

Oct 15, 2019

Last week Gavin Newsom, who serves as Governor of California, signed SB 537 into law, thereby adding a new section 138.8 to the Labor Code. This new §138.8 requires the Depar...

The Zenith Unsucessfully Attempts to Undermine IBR Request

Oct 14, 2019

Claims administrators continue to innovate new techniques that make it harder for providers to receive proper reimbursement. In this installment, we tell a tale of the length...

CA OMFS: DMEPOS Fee Schedule Update Effective 10/1/2019

Oct 10, 2019

In Newsline No.: 2019-75, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced updates to the Official Medical Fee Schedule for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthe...

CA OMFS: Pathology/Clinical Lab Fee Schedule Update Effective 10/1/2019

Oct 8, 2019

On October 4, 2019, California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) ordered an update to the Pathology and Clinical Laboratory section of the Official Medical Fee Schedu...

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