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Billing => Billing => Topic started by: thelakeshow2k on January 26, 2010, 07:28:05 PM

Title: workers comp fee schedule
Post by: thelakeshow2k on January 26, 2010, 07:28:05 PM
hi,
i'm new to workers comp claims and was wondering if every wc carrier has a fee schedule?  if a dr is networked with that carrier, is he given a personal fee schedule upon signing up with that wc carrier? a dr. is asking me to look into his wc claims to appeal any that are underpaid or unpaid.

also, are some wc carriers commercial and some government run (i.e. medicare, med-cal)?  i found this website:   http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc      and wondered if they just provide guidelines for ALL wc carriers or only to a certain carrier.

this is so confusing and any info you can provide is greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: workers comp fee schedule
Post by: Michele on January 26, 2010, 09:46:30 PM
Workers comp fee schedules are determined by regions/areas.  They are set amounts, and aren't negotiated.

Michele