It’s official: California workers’ compensation has a new Medical-Legal Fee Schedule (MLFS). These new fees and codes took effect on April 1, 2021. This will affect all QME’s of course but also a provider who is providing a report for a disputed medical fact.
The updates are substantially different from the prior codes and allowed rates and now are higher. The new codes are not including missed appointments, comprehensive medical-legal exams, follow-up and subsequent medical-legal exams, medical-legal testimony, Sub Rosa Recording (video) review, and record review. Network members, please reach out to Sam for the full details.