|California Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)|
By Lonce Lamonte and the DWC Newsline - April 2, 2020
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted an order adjusting the Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system as required by Labor Code section 5307.1.
The Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers fee schedule update order adopts the following Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare changes:
· The CMS Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) April 2020 Addendum A quarterly update
· The CMS Medicare OPPS April 2020 Addendum B quarterly update
· The CMS Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System, April 2020 ASC Approved HCPCS Code and Payment Rates, Column A entitled “HCPCS Code” of “Apr 2020 ASC AA” and Column A entitled “HCPCS Code” of “Apr 2020 ASC EE”
· Certain sections of the CMS Medicare OPPS April 2020 Integrated Outpatient Code Editor (I/OCE), IOCE Quarterly Data Files V21.1 R1 Apr 2020 quarterly update
· CMS April 2020 Update of the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), Change Request (CR) 11691 (March 25, 2020), Transmittal R10013CP
The order adopting the OMFS adjustments is effective for services rendered on or after April 1, 2020 and is posted on the DWC website.
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firstname.lastname@example.org, Lonce Lamonte, journalist and editor, with the DIR Newsline release of April 2, 2020