Newsline No. 33-07
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May 2, 2007

Adjustments to the inpatient hospital section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to corrections in the Medicare payment system are posted on the DWC Web site

The Division of Workers' Compensation has posted an adjustment to the inpatient hospital section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) to conform to corrections in the Medicare payment system as required by Labor Code section 5307.1. The effective date of the changes is Dec. 1, 2006.

Title 8, California Code of Regulations, section 9789.24 is adjusted to conform to the CMS correction of notice of Mar. 23, 2007, published in Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 56, FR 13798, entitled, "Medicare Program; Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems and Fiscal Year 2007 Rates; Final Fiscal Year 2007 Wage Indices and Payment Rates After Application of Revised Occupational Mix Adjustment to the Wage Index; Corrections" (CMS-1488-CN3; effective date Oct. 1, 2006), which in pertinent part corrects DRG 525 relative weight of "2.2268" to read "12.2268". The adjustments can be found at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/OMFS9904.htm.

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