North Carolina Revised Medical Fees Expected to Save on Workers’ Compensation

Revised medical fees approved in February by the North Carolina Industrial Commission and planned to take effect this year are expected to save the state’s workers compensation system $27 million annually, as well as encourage increased access to medical care, according to a statement put out by the Commission. “The new Medical Fee Schedule replaces an out-of-date fee schedule and was developed in response to legislation requiring the Industrial Commission to revise its medical fee schedule to use current Medicare reimbursement rates and payment methodologies,” the Commission statement said.

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