CHA News Article

DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing on Revised 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. The hearing will be held June 17 at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Elihu Harris Building, 1515 Clay Street in Oakland. Members of the public may also submit written comment on the regulation until 5 p.m. that day.

The proposed amendment to the HOPD/ASC fee schedule regulation provides guidance on which HCPCS code to use when Medicare changes its coding practices – specifically, to describe comparable “Other Services” under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services HOPD prospective payment system and the official medical fee schedule for physicians. The notice and text of the regulation are available on the DWC website.