California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Pathology and Clinical Laboratory By Lonce Lamonte and the DIR's DWCNewsline - January 16, 2019
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted an order adjusting the Pathology and Clinical Laboratory 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.
The order is the second Administrative Director order for the January 2019 annual update to the Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a revised 2019 Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule file on January 15, 2019. The revised file corrects various technical errors and supersedes the original file.
The Administrative Director update order dated January 16, 2019 adopting the OMFS adjustment is effective for services rendered on or after January 1, 2019, and can be found at the DWC website’s OMFS page.