California Division of Workers' Compensation Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers) By Lonce Lamonte and the California DIR Newsline - June 30, 2022
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:
July 2022 Quarterly Update
• The CMS Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) July 2022 Addendum A quarterly update
• The CMS Medicare OPPS July 2022 Addendum B quarterly update
• The CMS Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System, July 2022 ASC Approved HCPCS Code and Payment Rates- Column A entitled “HCPCS Code” of “July 2022 ASC AA” and Column A entitled “HCPCS Code” of “July 2022 ASC EE”
• Certain sections of the CMS Medicare OPPS July 2022 Integrated Outpatient Code Editor (I/OCE), IOCE Quarterly Data Files V232.R0
The order adopting the OMFS adjustments is effective for services rendered on or after July 1, 2022 and is posted on the DWC website.
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Lonce Lamonte, editor, adjustercom, and a news release from the DWC Newsline dated June 30, 2022
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