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Updated Medical Fee Schedule Takes Effect Jan. 1

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | 644 | 0 | 167 min read

The Alaska Division of Workers’ Compensation has adopted a new Medical Fee Schedule, reducing the conversion factor used to calculate reimbursements for surgery and radiology. Alaska’s fee schedule is based on Medicare’s Resource-Based Relative Value Scale, which assigns “relative value units” to procedure codes that are multiplied by a conversion factor to calculate the dollar amount owed for services. Effective Jan. 1, the conversion factor used for surgery codes will drop to $174, from $205. The conversion factor for radiology will drop to $206, from $25...

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