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The Division of Workers’ Compensation has posted an order adjusting the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to the 2019 changes in the Medicare payment system as required by Labor Code section 5307.1.

The update includes changes identified in Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Change Request (CR) number 11064.

The order, which is effective for services on or after January 1, 2019, adopts the Medicare DMEPOS fee schedule first release for calendar year 2019.

It has also posted an order adjusting the pathology and clinical laboratory section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule.

The pathology and clinical laboratory fee schedule update order adopts the following Medicare change: – CY 2019 Q1 Release: Revised for January 2019 (19CLABQ1)

The orders adopting these changes can be found on the DWC website.