Washington: DLI considers rule change for health care services
The Department of Labor and Industries issued a preproposal statement of inquiry regarding rules on conversion factors, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and medical aid.
The preproposal updates the conversion factors used for calculating reimbursement rates for most professional health care and anesthesia services. The conversion factors will be updated to correspond to changes in the medical procedure codes, relative value units, and anesthesia base units. Cost-of-living increases may be incorporated into the changes in the conversion factors. The preproposal also updates the maximum daily reimbursement level for physical and occupational therapy services, so the department may give cost-of-living increases to affected providers. The proposed changes will be presented to advisory groups and publicized to interested persons. Comments should be emailed to Tom Davis at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.lni.wa.gov/rules/AO11/24/1124CR101.pdf.
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February 6, 2012
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