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OWCA Director Wants Agreement on Outpatient Reimbursements

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Monday, December 4, 2017 | 229 | 0 | 0 min read

Lawmakers and stakeholders need to reach an agreement on outpatient reimbursement fees, or Louisiana will continue to be an “outlier” among states in medical payments per claim, the state’s top workers’ compensation regulator said Friday. Judge Sheral Kellar Judge Sheral Kellar, director of the Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration, said Workers Compensation Research Institute studies show that Louisiana has higher medical costs — and climbing — than most other states. Louisiana’s medical fee reimbursement schedule dates t...

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