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The Typo Heard Around the State Cuts Hospital Out of $600,000

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 878 | 0 | 60 min read

It's being called the $600,000 typo, and no one seems to know how it found its way into the Kansas workers' compensation medical fee schedule. Nonetheless, the error is to be considered the “plain language” of the regulation and is binding on all parties, the Kansas Supreme Court held last week in Via Christi Hospitals vs. Kan-Pak. The decision means that the stop-loss provision for unusually expensive medical treatment does not apply, and a catastrophic claims management company does not owe the hospital an extra $600,000 for the weeks-long care of a severely burned work...

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