CHA News Article

CHA Comments on DWC’s Revised Outpatient Fee Schedule

CHA has submitted comments to the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC), regarding proposed modifications to the Official Medical Fee Schedule for hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgical centers. CHA expresses disappointment that DWC has not considered comments submitted in March and reiterates concerns relating to inadequate payments for non-surgical and non-emergent services, and inappropriate limitations on therapy billing. CHA encourages members to submit their own comments to dwcrules@dir.ca.gov by 5 p.m. (PT) on April 28. A complete list of proposed modifications is available on the Department of Industrial Relations website. The notice of proposed rulemaking, proposed regulations and CHA’s comments are attached.

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