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CA Physician Reimbursements INCREASE as of 7/1/2019

Jun 19, 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 ...

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...

SB 537: Say NO to Medicare Reimbursements

May 2, 2019

A proposed California bill, though seemingly benign, may establish Medicare rates as a standard for workers’ comp reimbursements, which would be a mistake. The bill, w...

SCIF to Correct Payment Errors

Mar 28, 2019

California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) stepped up and promised to fix all bills affected by its mistaken use of the 2018 Official Medical Fee Schedule. ...

Assistant at Surgery: All You Need to Know

Mar 4, 2019

Last week, we opened Pandora’s box on co-surgeons and team surgery. Notably left in the box was a discussion on assistant(s) at surgery. Typically this arises when physicians...

📬 Payer Responses: Guile, Waiting, and Crickets 🏏

Mar 1, 2019

Today we report on the responses from Sedgwick, Liberty Mutual, York, and State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF), following our posts detailing their systematic underpaymen...

Co-Surgery vs. Team Surgery: All You Need to Know

Feb 26, 2019

Surgery in workers’ compensation cases opens a Pandora’s box: reserves go up, nurse case managers get involved, and surgeons need to justify every detail of their billing to ...

2019 Splinting & Casting Reimbursement Update

Feb 6, 2019

When navigating the seas of change, it’s refreshing to find an island of relative stability. Like California’s state-specific codes, the splinting and casting codes group (co...

California-Specific Codes Updated for 2019

Feb 4, 2019

With the flurry of new year fee schedule changes, California updated the Physician Fee Schedule reimbursement for its state-specific codes. These codes are explained in 8 CCR...

Sedgwick Still Reimbursing at 2018 Rates for California

Feb 1, 2019

Since the beginning of 2019, Sedgwick CMS has incorrectly used the 2018 Physician Fee Schedule to reimburse providers. Our data indicates that Sedgwick is consistently and in...

2019 CA Workers’ Comp Evaluation & Management Cheat Sheet

Feb 1, 2019

The 2019 changes to California’s reimbursements got your head spinning? Here’s a handy reimbursement cheat sheet for the most frequently used Evaluation & Management codes.

CA OMFS Inpatient Hospital Fee Schedule Update

Nov 29, 2018

California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) posted an adjustment to the Inpatient Hospital section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS), effective for dischar...

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