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Release Number: 2021-08
January 20, 2021

DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Pathology and Clinical Laboratory

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 relevant 2021 changes in the Medicare payment system as required by Labor Code section 5307.1.

The order is the second Administrative Director order for the January 2021 annual update to the Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a revised 2021 Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule file dated January 5, 2021. The revised file corrects various technical errors and supersedes the original file.

The Administrative Director update order dated January 15, 2021 adopting the OMFS adjustment is effective for services rendered on or after January 1, 2021, and can be found on the website of the Division of Workers’ Compensation on the Pathology and Clinical Laboratory webpage.