COVID-19: DWC Adjusts Fee Schedule to Encourage use of Telehealth
On Monday, the DWC announced changes to the Official Medical Fee Schedule to adopt Medicare’s Place of Service code revision to encourage use of telehealth by equalizing the payment for a service whether provided in a physician’s office or through telehealth using real time audio and video telecommunications.

“The changes are based upon Medicare’s public health emergency Physician Fee Schedule interim revisions, which adopt an expanded list of services that may be provided through telehealth, and which modify the “Place of Service” code for telehealth,” the notice stated.

The DWC continues to encourage the use of telehealth in lieu of in-person visits whenever appropriate to continue to protect the health of patients, health care workers and the community at large in the wake of COVID-19.

The new fee schedule is effective for services rendered on or after April 15, 2020, and can be found on the Physician and Non-Physician Practitioner fee schedule web page .

To view the complete DWC Newsline announcement, click here .