CHA News Article

DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing to Revise Fee Schedules

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has issued a notice of public hearing to revise the hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgical centers (HOPD/ASC) fee schedule. Facility allowances for outpatient non-surgical procedures and non-emergency room visits are determined under the pre-2014 Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) physician fee schedule. These services include clinic services, therapy services and diagnostic tests. Given the outdated nature of the pre-2014 OMFS physician fee schedule and the newly adopted OMFS resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS) based physician fee schedule, the DWC proposes to coordinate the HOPD/ASC fee schedule with the OMFS RBRVS-based physician fee schedule. The public hearing has been scheduled for March 11 at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Elihu Harris Building, 1515 Clay Street in Oakland. Additional information is available on the DWC’s website.