On October 18, 2012, payors in California will be required to accept workers’ compensation claims electronically. California is one of the first states in the country to require payors to accept electronic billing (e-billing) of workers’ compensation claims.
While e-billing is currently optional for physicians, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has adopted new regulations for standardized paper billing forms and e-billing standards, which encourage both workers’ compensation insurers and medical providers to transition to e-billing. The DWC website contains information on the updated regulations, a frequently asked questions summary and a link to the “Electronic Medical Billing and Payment Companion Guide 2012.”
SFMS/CMA have partnered with the California Orthopedic Association, American Medical Association, and the California Department of Industrial Relations to a offer a four-part California e-billing webinar training program presented by DWC, Jopari Solutions, and other industry experts. The four webinars are as follows:
Registration for this series of webinars is free to SFMS physician members and their staff. For more information or to register for these or any CMA webinar, please click on the individual webinar names above or visit www.cmanet.org/events.