Newsline No. 09-08
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February 5, 2008

Adjustments to the outpatient hospital and ambulatory surgical center services section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in Medicare payment system are posted on the DWC Web site

The Division of Workers' Compensation has posted an adjustment to the outpatient hospital 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. Title 8, California Code of Regulations sections 9789.32 and 9789.33 are amended to add the payment status indicator “Q” as a conditional packaged service. The effective date of the changes will be March 1, 2008. The adjustments can be found at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/DWC/OMFS9904.htm.

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