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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. ...

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 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...

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 ...

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