SB 923 California fee schedule for workers' compensation based on Medicare

After a protracted and often contentious hearing, the Assembly Insurance Committee Wednesday passed Senate Bill 923 by Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) on an 8-3 vote. This bill requires the DWC Administrative Director to discard the current OMFS and enact a new fee schedule for workers' compensation treatment and diagnostic studies based on Medicare before January 1, 2013. Safety Works Medical Inc. Functional Capacity Evaluation physicians in California provide objective substantial medical evidence in workers compensation and federal compensation. The decision is pending to change the California fee schedule.