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BWC Considers Rules on Physician Incentives, Lumbar Fusion Surgery

Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 289 | 0 | 0 min read

The Bureau of Workers' Compensation wants to award incentives to doctors who take on extra work as an injured worker's "treatment team leader." The agency also hopes to award incentives to doctors who agree to submit to "enhanced provider outcome measurements." And the agency wants to adopt a rule requiring doctors to consider certain criteria before sending a patient into lumbar fusion surgery.  BWC filed amendments to Rule 4123-6-02.3, concerning provider performance incentives, and Rule 4123-6-32, concerning lumbar fusion surgery, with the state'...

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