When an EOR incorrectly denies an Original Bill as duplicate billing, we strongly recommend that you file an Audit Complaint. Doing so could improve California workers’ comp billing for the entire community.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What’s an Audit Complaint?
A: Audit Complaints are designed to alert the DWC to non-compliant behavior on the part of a claims administrator. Using your Audit Complaints, the DWC can intervene and correct a claims administrator’s improper bill processes.
Q: Will a claims administrator know if I file an Audit Complaint against them?
A: Not if you don’t want them to. The DWC allows you to file Audit Complaints confidentially, so reporting improper behavior poses no risk to your relationship with the claims administrator.
Q: Will filing an audit complaint guarantee correct reimbursement?
A: Not necessarily – the DWC cannot promise that every complaint will result in an audit or investigation. The DWC does intervene when appropriate, though, and the data collected from an Audit Complaint can ultimately lead to improvements across the entire California workers’ comp community.
Reason for Audit Complaint
Use this section to help you fill out the DWC Audit Referral form.
Treatment and Services
Original Bill incorrectly denied as duplicate bill submission.
Additional Complaint Information - Non-electronic Submission (Fax):
EOR incorrectly denies Original Bill as duplicate billing. The Original Bill and Supporting Documents were submitted via facsimile. As documented in the Bill History, the fax transmission is confirmed as received by claims administrator.
Additional Complaint Information - Electronic Submission:
EOR incorrectly denies Original Bill as duplicate billing. The Original Bill and Supporting Documents were submitted electronically. As documented in the Bill History, the claims administrator returned an accepted acknowledgement verifying receipt of Original Bill and Supporting Documents.
How to file an Audit Complaint
When a claims administrator incorrectly denies your Original Bill you should:
- Contact Claims Administrator (Optional)
- Inform claims administrator that your Original Bill was complete and compliant, and included the required supporting documents.
- Explain to the claims administrator that you have verifiable proof the claims administrator received the Original Bill with supporting documents.
- File Audit Complaint
- Create Audit Complaint:
- From Bill History, choose Audit Complaint Type: Denial Incorrect: Original Bill incorrectly denied as duplicate bill submission.
- Additional Complaint Information noted above automatically populates the DWC Audit Referral Form.
- Additional Comments: Provide details of conversations and emails with claims administrator, if any.
- Submit a request for Second Review (Required for additional payment)
- Within 90 days of receipt of the original EOR file a request for Second Review to dispute the incorrect reimbursement.
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