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."
Click here for the March 20 DWC Newsline article to learn more about these Medicare changes.
The DWC also posted an order adopting regulations to update the evidence-based treatment guidelines of the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS):
"The updates, effective for medical treatment services rendered on or after April 18, 2019, incorporate by reference the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s (ACOEM’s) most recent treatment guidelines to the Clinical Topics section of the MTUS."
Click here for the March 19 DCW Newsline article to learn about the ACOEM guidelines that are incorporated by reference into the MTUS.
Direct link to the above order
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