California: Division makes changes to conform to Medicare fee
The Division of Workers' Compensation adjusted the pathology and clinical laboratory portion and the durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies portion of the official medical fee schedules.
These changes conform to changes to the Medicare payment system that were adopted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the 2012 calendar year. Effective for services rendered on or after Jan. 1, the maximum reasonable fees for pathology and laboratory services must not exceed 120 percent of the fees set forth in the clinical laboratory fee schedule and will not exceed 120 percent of the applicable fees set forth for the durable medical equipment in the fee schedule.
Read more at the WorkersComp Forum homepage.
January 26, 2012
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