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CMA needs your feedback on how worker's comp reform is working



November 21, 2014
Area(s) of Interest: Payor Issues and Reimbursement Workers' Compensation 

The California Medical Association (CMA) is asking for physician feedback through a survey on how the worker’s compensation reforms implemented last year have impacted their practices.


The reforms were implemented in phases beginning on January 1, 2013, and have incorporated changes to the worker’s compensation program including implementation of an independent medical review process to resolve disputes about the medical treatment of injured employees, an independent bill review process to resolve disputes regarding provider payment issues and a fee schedule based on resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS) similar to Medicare's. CMA’s survey is focused on these key areas.


Feedback from physician members thus far indicates potential problems with workers’ compensation reform. CMA is asking physicians to share their experience by responding to our brief survey. The results of the survey will help CMA assess areas of reform that working and those that need improvement so we can focus our efforts accordingly. The survey will be available through December 5, 2014.


Click here to take the survey.


Contact: CMA's reimbursement helpline (888) 501-4911 or economicservices@cmadocs.org.

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