San Francisco, CA – The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently announced that it will hold a public meeting to discuss issues related to the home health services fee schedule:
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Place: Elihu Harris State Office Building – Auditorium
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612
The purpose of the meeting is to hear input from the public regarding issues including assessing the need for home health services, service provider requirements, fee amounts, and billing codes. The agenda for the meeting is posted here (PDF).
On January 27, 2014, the DWC posted the 2015 RAND study (PDF) Home Health Care for California’s Injured Workers—Options for Implementing a Fee Schedule.
California Senate Bill 863 requires the Administrative Director to establish a fee schedule for home health services. Home health services range from skilled nurses and therapy services provided by home health agencies to unskilled personal care or chore services that may be provided by family members or other personal care aides. The RAND study identifies options for a single fee schedule that would cover the full range of home health services.
Source: CA DWC