California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Update to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Services By Lonce Lamonte and the DIR's Newsline - January 4, 2019
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted an order updating the Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Services section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) to conform to relevant 2019 changes in the Medicare payment system as required by Labor Code section 5307.1. This is the second Administrative Director order for the 2019 update to the Physician and Non-Physician Practitioner Fee Schedule.
The initial order, effective for services rendered on or after January 1, 2019, was posted to the DWC website on December 10, 2018. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services subsequently issued a revised update to the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule on December 20 that made corrections to the Relative Value Unit file and the Geographic Practice Cost Index file. This second order adopts those corrections.
The update order dated January 3 adopting the adjustment is effective for services rendered on or after January 1, 2019. It can be found on the DWC website.