CHA News Article

CHA Submits Comments to DWC on OMFS OP 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’s comments focus primarily on inadequate payments for non-surgical and non-emergent services and inappropriate limitations on therapy billing. Written comments on the proposals should be submitted to dwcrules@dir.ca.gov by 5 p.m. on March 11. A complete list of proposed modifications is available on the Department of Industrial Relations website.

DWC will hold a public hearing about the revised fee schedule next week on March 11 at 10 a.m. in Room 1 of the Elihu Harris Building, 1515 Clay Street in Oakland. The proposed regulations and CHA’s comments are attached.

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