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State Senator Seeks Review of Provider Reimbursement Methods

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 1326 | 0 | 0 min read

A California state senator wants the Division of Workers’ Compensation to study alternatives to the current fee-for-service method of paying providers who treat injured workers. Sen. Steven Bradford Sen. Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, on Monday amended SB 617 to request the DWC consult with the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation, and prepare a report on the use of capitation, bundled payments, quality incentives and value-based payment systems in the work comp setting. The report, due Jan. 1, 2019, should address the advantages and disadvantages of each alt...

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