DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)

DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted an order adjusting the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system as required by Labor Code section 5307.1.

The Physician and Non-Physician Practitioner Fee Schedule update Order adopts the following changes:

National Correct Coding Initiative April 2014 quarterly update of the Physician CCI Edits
Medicare Physician Fee Schedule April 2014 release updating the Physician Fee Schedule Relative Value File

The order adopting the OMFS adjustments are effective for services rendered on or after April …

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Perea Wants Truck Weight Fees to Fix Highways

Perea Wants Truck Weight Fees to Fix Highways

Central Valley Business Times –  The Great Recession is over. The state is showing billions of dollars in revenue above the budget. So Central Valley Assemblyman Henry Perea, D-Fresno, says it’s time the weight fees paid by truckers are put back where they were intended: into fixing the roads.
“Redirecting truck weights fees back to their intended purpose will help California invest in our state highways and create about 18,000 good jobs,” says Mr. Perea. “These fees would provide funding for projects leading to a beneficial …

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TAXES: Get Extra Time to File

TAXES: Get Extra Time to File

WASHINGTON — The IRS has received almost 100 million tax returns so far this year and expects to receive about 35 million more by the April 15 filing deadline. However, about 12 million taxpayers will have requested extensions by the filing deadline, giving them an extra 6 months to file.

The fastest and easiest way to get the extra time is through the Free File link on IRS.gov. In a matter of minutes, anyone, regardless of income, can use this free service to electronically request an …

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L.A. Building Inspector Convicted in Bribery Will Keep City Pension

L.A. Building Inspector Convicted in Bribery Will Keep City Pension

A 37-year veteran of the LA Department of Building and Safety will continue to collect his annual pension of more than $72,000 despite being sentenced last month to prison in an FBI corruption case.

Samuel In pleaded guilty in 2013 to accepting more than $30,000 worth in bribes will working as a senior inspector for the department. He was accused of taking advantage of Korean-speaking business owners and was sentenced last month to two and a half years in prison.

Two years ago Governor Jerry Brown signed …

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