Newsline No. 36-07
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May 3, 2007
California Division of Workers' Compensation seeks proposals for updating physician fee schedule

The Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) intends to revise its workers' compensation physician fee schedule to incorporate the methodology used in the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS), which is maintained by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in its Medicare Fee Schedule. The department seeks to hire a contractor to analyze data and develop policy options that may serve as a basis for the revision.

A request for proposals for an RBRVS study (DIR/DWC RFP #06-002) has been posted at Potential bidders may click on the link that says "View By Contract Number Or Agency," then choose agency and use the drop-down menu to scroll to Department of Industrial Relations. A guide to downloading bid packages can be found at The bid package may also be obtained by contacting the Department of Industrial Relations Contracts Unit: Bill Lew at ( (415) 703-4911 or Aurora Tison at ( (415) 703-4912.

The deadline for submitting bids is Jun. 8, 2007 at 4:30 p.m.