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California Department of Workers' Compensation Posts Adjustments To Official Medical Fee Schedule
By Lonce Lamonte - September 12, 2017

The California DIR's Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted an order adjusting the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system as required by Labor Code section 5307.1.

The Physician and Non-Physician Practitioner Fee Schedule update Order adopts the following Medicare changes:

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare National Physician Fee Schedule Relative Value File RVU17D October 1, 2017 quarterly update
  • National Correct Coding Initiative Physician/Practitioner Services CCI Edits October 1, 2017 quarterly update
  • National Correct Coding Initiative Medically Unlikely Edits October 1, 2017 quarterly update

The order adopting the OMFS adjustments is effective for services rendered on or after October 1, 2017 and can be found on the DWC website.

 

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Lonce Lamonte, journalist, lonce@adjustercom.com; with input from Newsline from California's Department of Industrial Relations' Division of Workers' Compensation from the state of California: dir.ca.gov

 
 

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