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Federal Health Care Changes Could Trickle Down to Comp Systems, Expert Says

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 0

Workers’ compensation systems could see impacts from recently enacted federal health care changes, including a new rule that will remove more than 1,700 procedures from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ inpatient-only list by 2023, a comp and legislative expert said. “What do we see in workers’ comp? Orthopedic injuries or orthopedic surgeries,” said Lisa Anne Bickford, director of government relations for claims management company Coventry. “So, this will have a disproportionate impact on comp relative to, perhaps, other payers.&rdqu...

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