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Release Number: 2020-25
March 27, 2020

DWC Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Section) and Adopts COVID-19 Testing Codes

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted an order adjusting the pathology and clinical laboratory 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. The pathology and clinical laboratory fee schedule update order adopts the Medicare clinical laboratory update for the second quarter of 2020, effective for services rendered on or after April 1, 2020. In addition, the Order adopts COVID-19 testing codes (HCPCS U0001 and U0002) and related fees.

The order adopting the updated OMFS pathology and clinical laboratory fee schedule can be found on the DWC fee schedule web page.