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StateWatch: Bill Review June 2017

Posted by Genex on June 21, 2017

Keep current with new legislation and its potential effect on your organization. This regulatory update is for informational purposes only, and provides some key highlights on state initiatives that may impact the bill review services Genex provides.

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National

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has updated the “C” code of its Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) as well as its ZIP Code to carrier file. The updates go in effect July 1.

Statewide

CALIFORNIA

The state Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has updated its Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgery Center fee schedules to comply to the changes adopted by Medicare. The changes went into effect June 1.

WATCHLIST: DIR is also currently reviewing feedback on medical treatment utilization schedule (MTUS) drug formulary regulations from a public hearing it held May 1.

FLORIDA

The Florida Department of State has updated Rule 69L-7.20 of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual. The rule will go into effect July 1.

MONTANA

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WATCHLIST: The state Department of Labor and Industry has posted proposed changes for the Professional and Facility Fee schedules. If approved, the changes would go into effect July 1.

NEW MEXICO

The New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax (NMGRT) rate schedule has been updated effective for the period July 1-Dec. 31.  These rates are updated twice a year.

WASHINGTON

The Department of Labor announced an increase proposal to the conversion factors and the maximum daily capacities for physical and occupational therapy which would become effective July 1. These proposed changes are for Medical Aid Rules: WAC 296-20-135, WAC  296-23-220, and WAC  296-23-230.

   

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