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CHA Comments on Workers’ Compensation Proposed Regulations

CHA has submitted comments to the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC), addressing concerns with the proposed add-on amounts for hardware used in complex spinal procedures for Medicare-severity diagnosis-related groups (MS-DRGs) 028, 029, 030 and 456. In its comment letter, CHA also expresses support for the proposed increase to the add-on payment amount for complex spinal procedures to $9,140 for MS-DRGs 453, 454 and 455. CHA encourages members to submit comments addressing how their individual hospital or system will be impacted by the proposed regulations. Members of the public may comment on the proposed regulations until 5 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 28. For instructions on submitting comments, see attached notice. The proposed regulation is available on the DWC website. CHA’s comment letter is attached.