The purpose of this report is to highlight some of the most important design choices that public officials face in adopting, reforming, and updating a fee schedule for physicians and to show how the 43 states with fee schedules and the District of Columbia have resolved these choices, as of March 2016. This study also includes a discussion of the substantial fee schedule changes for professional medical services since July 2011, which was covered by the previous edition of the study.
These choices include the following:
Additionally, the state- and service group-level comparisons of the workers’ compensation fee schedules answer a common question that policymakers and stakeholders ask: “How does my state compare with other states?”
Designing Workers' Compensation Medical Fee Schedules, 2016. Olesya Fomenko and Te-Chun Liu. November 2016. WC-16-71.
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