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September 15, 2009

Division of Workers' Compensation posts order determining that changes to billing requirements for pharmacies billing the Medi-Cal program are inapplicable to workers' compensation claims

The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has posted an order determining that changes made by section 39 of Assembly Bill X 4 5, to the billing requirements of pharmacies when billing the Medi-Cal program are inapplicable to workers' compensation claims. This statute, a budget trailer bill, added a new section 14105.455 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, which requires that when pharmacy providers bill the Medi-Cal program, they submit certain defined charges.

The administrative director has determined pursuant to Labor Code section 5307.1 that the changes made by this statute are not a relevant change in the Medi-Cal payment system.

The order can be found at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DWC/OMFS9904.htm.

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