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October 17, 2018: DWC to Hold Pre-rulemaking Public Meeting on New Medical-Legal Fee Schedule

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, October 17 to discuss the structure of a new medical-legal fee schedule for the workers’ compensation system. This fee schedule is used to compensate physicians for examinations and reports that decide issues of compensability for work-related injuries.

DWC posted a notice of pre-rulemaking proposed amendments to the current medical-legal fee schedule in an open forum back on May 3 and received an overwhelming response by the workers’ compensation community, with most respondents requesting an overhaul of the entire medical-legal fee schedule. The October meeting is intended to respond to this input and develop next steps for revising the fee schedule.

Full announcement from the DWC can be found here.

It is important that all physicians involved with the QME system, let their input be heard at the public meeting, which is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17 at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Elihu Harris Building, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland.

 

 

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