May 15, 2019 Newsline Update
From the article: "The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has updated its EAMS system to require validation of uniform assigned names (UANs) when users e-file documents. Filers will receive an error if the document contains a faulty UAN, so they can correct the issue immediately. The new procedure is expected to reduce errors and processing delays."
April 9, 2019 DWC Newsline Update
From the article: The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) posted a progress report today on the department’s Independent Bill Review (IBR) program. IBR is a process used to resolve billing disputes for medical treatment and medical-legal services provided to injured workers.
Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule
April 4, 2019 DWC Newsline Update
From the article: The DWC has issued a notice of public hearing for proposed evidence-based updates to the MTUS, which can be found at California Code of Regulations, title 8, section 9792.23.
The public hearing is scheduled for Monday, May 6 at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Elihu Harris Building, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland. Members of the public may review and comment on the proposed updates no later than Monday, May 6, 2019.
The proposed evidence-based updates to the MTUS incorporate by reference the latest published guidelines from American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) for the following:
March 26, 2019 DWC Newsline Update
From the article: "The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted an order adjusting the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to the 2019 changes in the Medicare payment system as required by Labor Code section 5307.1.
The order, which is effective for services on or after April 1, 2019, adopts the Medicare DMEPOS fee schedule second quarter release for calendar year 2019."
The order adopting the adjustment can be found here.
Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services) and Order Adopting Updates to Medical Treatment Guidelines
March 19-20, 2019 DWC Newsline Updates
From the article: "The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) 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."
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