For a DMEPOS underpayment, do you have any SBR language suggestions?

ANSWER: To appeal workers' comp incorrectly paid DMEPOS bills due to the claims administrator failure to pay the allowed 120% of the Medicare CMS rate, we suggest language similar to this:

“Pursuant to Labor Code 5307.1 and CCR Section 9789.60, the workers’ compensation DMEPOS maximum is 120% of the Medicare CMS rate for California.”

For reference, the DWC site states in its FAQ section:

This is an example from an SBR using DaisyBill's SBR Generator:

Remember: For an SBR, the Amount in Dispute should be the difference between the fee schedule amount effective on the date of service and the amount paid. The SBR-1 form does not require the fee schedule amount; instead, it requires the amount in the dispute which should be the expected amount minus the allowed amount.

California Labor Codes

§ 5307.1

California Code of Regulations (CCR)

§ 9789.60 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, Supplies

Division of Workers’ Compensation Websites


DWC Official Medical Fee Schedule

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