The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors has adopted new fee schedules that will increase overall reimbursements to Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) and Vocational Rehabilitation providers that treat injured workers.
The new fee schedules will increase payments to ASCs by 16 percent and those to vocational rehabilitation providers will rise by six percent over 2009 rates.
Approximately 200 Ohio ASCs serve injured workers who need treatment in connection with surgical procedures not requiring inpatient hospitalization.
Vocational rehabilitation providers offer individualized programs for injured workers who need assistance in safely returning to their job or need to be trained for new work when they can no longer perform duties of their former position due to their injury.
The Vocational Rehabilitation fee schedule will become effective Feb. 15, 2010, and the ASC fee schedule will become effective April 1.
Source: Ohio BWC
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