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DWC Retroactively Adopts 11 New Telehealth Service Codes

Oct 29, 2020

In a Newsline dated October 27, 2020, the California Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) announced the adoption of the updated Medicare List of Telehealth Services, which ...

CPT 99072 for Extra Time and Supplies for COVID-19 -- Not Payable (Yet?) for Work Comp

Oct 28, 2020

Medical practices, including practices that treat injured or sick workers, have implemented numerous changes to safely treat patients in person during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Telehealth: CMS Medicare Adds 11 New Telehealth Services

Oct 21, 2020

Effective 10/14/2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (aka “CMS” or “Medicare”) added 11 new services to the List of Telehealth Services that Medicare will reimb...

California DWC Changes Telehealth Regulations as of 4/15/2020

Apr 14, 2020

On April 13, 2020, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) issued a Newsline adopting changes to telehealth regulations effective for all dates of service on o...

California - Workers' Comp Telehealth Requirements Through 4/14/2020

Apr 13, 2020

On April 13, 2020, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) issued a Newsline adopting changes to telehealth regulations effective for all telehealth dates of s...

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...

CA OMFS: DMEPOS Fee Schedule Update Effective 7/1/2019

Jul 10, 2019

In Newsline No.: 2019-53, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced updates to the Official Medical Fee Schedule for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthe...

CA OMFS Update: Pathology/Clinical Lab Fee Schedule for 7/1/2019

Jul 9, 2019

On July 8, 2019, California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) ordered an update to the Pathology and Clinical Laboratory section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule ...

CA Physician MUE Reimbursement Change as of 7/1/2019

Jun 25, 2019

In Newsline No.: 2019-46, the California Division of Workers’ Comp (DWC) announced changes to the Official Medical Fee Schedule for Physician Services / Non-Physician Practit...

Let's Make This Clear: Workers' Comp Is Not Medicare

May 29, 2019

A recent post by Joe Paduda perpetuates the common but incorrect practice of analogizing workers’ comp to Medicare. In his discussion, Paduda notes that Medicare pays much le...

Alert: More Unreasonable Physician Reporting Demands

May 17, 2019

When it comes to billing complications, some California payers are demanding documentation for time-based procedure codes; a demand that is unsubstantiated by California work...

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