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2021 CA Med-Legal Billing Codes Pocket Guide

Apr 8, 2021

California has a new Medical-Legal Fee Schedule (MLFS), effective April 1. To help medical-legal evaluators and their staff navigate these (drastic) changes, we created a dow...

2021 Medical-Legal Cheat Sheet for CA Workers' Comp

Apr 1, 2021

It’s official: California workers’ compensation has a new Medical-Legal Fee Schedule (MLFS). Substantially different from its predecessor, the updated MLFS is effectiv...

New CA Med-Legal Fee Schedule Effective April 1

Mar 31, 2021

California’s Office of Administrative Law (OAL) issued final approval of the revamped Medical-Legal Fee Schedule (MLFS) for workers’ compensation, effective for dates of serv...

CA: New Med-Legal Fee Schedule Pending

Mar 30, 2021

A reimagined Medical-Legal Fee Schedule is on the way.Following the required public hearing and comment period, California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) fi...

IBR Hall of Shame: Employers

Mar 24, 2021

Employers Holdings set a shameful new standard of indifference with regard to promptly and correctly reimbursing providers. The insurer incorrectly denied payment, disregarde...

CA DWC: 2021 Fee Schedule Updates as of 1/5/2021

Jan 5, 2021

California workers’ comp fee schedules change on a regular basis, though not always on a precise schedule. This article sums up the late 2020 and early 2021 updates thus far ...

DWC Will Hold Meeting on Controversial Medical-Legal Rule Proposals

Sep 26, 2018

In May of this year, California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced proposed changes to the state Medical-Legal Fee Schedule (MLFS), and welcomed public comme...

Med-Legal Misconceptions: 4 Ways NOT to Use Billing Code ML106

Sep 21, 2018

In California, physicians use code ML106 to bill for supplemental medical-legal examinations. However, what constitutes a supplemental medical-legal exam for billing purposes...

No Response? What to Do When Claims Admin Ignores Your Bill

May 17, 2018

It happens far too often: providers treat an injured worker for a California employer, send the bill to the claims administrator, and then...nothing. Workers’ comp is ...

Medical-Legal Complexity Factors: Provider Requirements

May 9, 2018

Recently, a DaisyBill client faced unreasonable demands from a bill review regarding complexity factors for medical-legal billing code ML104. Fortunately, our client’s refusa...

Medical-Legal: When to Bill For Report Preparation

May 8, 2018

Medical-legal billing is a special kind of tricky. This unique subset of California workers’ comp has its own rules, its own fee schedule, and its own unique complicat...

Medical-Legal Fee Schedule: DWC Proposes New Amendments

May 4, 2018

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced proposed amendments to the Medical-Legal Fee Schedule yesterday, May 3. The amendments would make sign...

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