Legislative Updates

Keep current with new legislation and its potential effect on your organization.

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Legislative Alerts

California Division of Workers' Compensation proposed regulations on the Official Medical Fee Schedule

ICD-10

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced October 1, 2014 as the deadline for the United States to begin using Clinical Modification ICD-10 CM for diagnosis coding and Procedure Coding System ICD-10 PCS for inpatient hospital procedure coding for all HIPAA-covered entities.

GENEX will be working closing with our customers to assist them with any changes they may need to make. All of GENEX’s business units will be ready for the ICD-10 coding and mapping changes by the October 1, 2014 effective date. For more information, click here to read the frequently asked questions.

Click here for a fact sheet on important ICD-10 information.

Regulatory Alert - CA SB 863

March 14, 2013

GENEX regulatory compliance staff is always monitoring the legislative landscape to ensure we stay apprised of any activity that may impact the products and services we offer our clients. Senate Bill 863 was signed into law by Governor Brown on September 18, 2012. The bill makes wide-ranging changes to California’s workers' compensation system, including increased benefits to injured workers and cost-saving efficiencies. The bill took effect on January 1, 2013, although not all of its provisions will be effective immediately.

Since the passing of CA SB 863, GENEX has been reviewing the legislative changes and systematically developing and implementing operational workflows, policies, and processes to incorporate the new legislative requirements into our products and services. GENEX is currently compliant with all applicable regulations impacting our service offerings, especially to the requirements impacting Utilization Review/Independent Medical Review and Independent Bill Review. Medical Provider Network changes are not effective until 1/1/2014.

For more information regarding the impact of this legislation, please click here.