Bulletin No. 74-06
December 12, 2006

Ambulance fee schedule update to conform to Medicare inflation adjustment is posted on DWC Web site

The Division of Workers' Compensation has adopted an order adjusting the ambulance services section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) to conform to a change in the Medicare payment system as required by Labor Code section 5307.1. The increase will be effective for services rendered on or after Jan. 1, 2007, for ambulance services paid for under the California workers' compensation OMFS. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services adopted an ambulance inflation factor of 4.3 percent for ambulance services for calendar year 2007.

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