Ohio: Comp bureau adopts provider new fee schedules to increase reimbursements
The fee schedules will increase payments to ambulatory surgical centers by 16 percent and boost reimbursements to vocational rehabilitation providers by 6 percent over 2009 rates. Approximately 200 ambulatory surgical centers serve injured workers who need treatment in connection with surgical procedures not requiring inpatient hospitalization. Vocational rehabilitation providers offer individualized programs for injured workers who need assistance in safely returning to their job or need to be trained for new work when they can no longer perform duties of their former position due to their injury. The vocational rehabilitation fee schedule will go into effect Feb. 15 while the ambulatory surgical centers fee schedule will take effect April 1.
"By offering competitive fee schedules, we are supporting this network of medical and vocational providers to offer quality medical and rehabilitative care intended to help injured workers with a safe and swift return to work," said Bob Coury, chief of medical services at the BWC.
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January 18, 2010
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