Corrected on States Without Workers Comp Medical Bill Fee Schedules
The States of Virginia Workers Comp Medical Bill Fee Schedules does not exist. A few weeks ago, I posted a blog on the States that have no medical fee schedules. I stand corrected as I left Virginia out as a state without a fee schedule. The states without a medical fee schedule are Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Virginia, and Wisconsin. This comes from an advisory memo from the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)on errors made when submitting Workers Compensation Medicare Set-aside Agreements (WCMSA or MSA – more on that in a later post).
I do not go back and redo corrections in the original posts. My prior blog post left out Delaware and Virginia as not having fee schedules. Virginia is one of a kind state on their Workers Comp medical fee schedules. Medical providers in Virginia bill using rates based on medical charges that prevail in the same community for similar treatment. That would make Virginia a non-fee schedule state.
However, Delaware does have a fee schedule. I am looking at it as I type this post. I will research and see why the Federal Government thinks that Delaware does not have a fee schedule.
I will post the next time on MSA’s which employers that have serious claims should be very familiar with overall. If you are reading this and you have not heard of MSA’s, please check out my next post. Employers can be hung out to dry on this part of a claim.