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Medicare-Based Schedules Lowering Professional Service Costs

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 186 | 0 | 0 min read

Medicare-based fee schedules for professional services in Delaware have decreased rates by 40% after legislators enacted a series of three annual reforms beginning in January 2015, a new Workers Compensation Research Institute study shows. Olesya Fomenko (WCRI photo) Before the passage of House Bill 373 and the introduction of the Medicare-based schedules, Delaware’s workers’ compensation rates for professional services were 223% of Medicare, the second highest among 44 jurisdictions with fee schedules. After transitioning to the Medicare-based fee schedule for profession...

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