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Advisory Council Recommends Medical Fee Schedule at Group Health Rates

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | 403 | 0 | 0 min read

The Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council will recommend that lawmakers enact a hybrid Medicare-based medical fee schedule with prices that are consistent with the average negotiated price of group health plans statewide. The proposal is one of a dozen the council has included in its agreed-to bill package that will be submitted to legislators early next year. Other proposals finalized last week include a minor increase in permanent partial disability benefits and a series of provisions to combat opioid abuse. The proposed fee schedule would require the Department of Workfo...

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