The North Carolina Industrial Commission and the state’s workers’ compensation system are entering a time of significant transition. Check back often for the latest news and for resources that will help your practice navigate these changes.
“The new fee schedule means huge progress for our state’s injured workers, the physicians who treat them, and the workers’ compensation system as a whole.”
Robert Schaaf, MD, FAACR
President, North Carolina Medical Society
NCMS Summary of the 2015 Fee Schedule – COMING SOON
Access the official Fee Schedule Table (effective July 1, 2015) here: http://www.ic.nc.gov/ncic/pages/feesched.asp
Access the Industrial Commission’s Fee Schedule FAQs: http://www.ic.nc.gov/2015MedicalFeeScheduleChangesFAQ.pdf
The NCMS has succeeded in its ongoing campaign to simplify billing, payment, and administrative processes in workers’ compensation. Read about those efforts here.
On July 1, 2014, the North Carolina Industrial Commission began its requirement that providers, clearinghouses and insurance carriers handle their medical billing processes electronically.
These new rules simplify administrative process by:
- Requiring electronic billing and payment
- Standardizing the medical documentation that accompanies your claims to carriers;
- Requiring carriers to accept 5010 transactions and ICD-10 diagnosis codes.
View the NCMS’s Archived E-Billing Webinar (You will be prompted to enter your email address; after this step, you will gain access to the archived session.)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What should I do if I have a problem with a bill not getting paid?
A: Use the IC’s Form 26I and initiate this process specifically crafted for medical providers.
Q: What is the Industrial Commission’s website?
A: You can find a wealth of resources on the NC IC’s website at http://www.ic.nc.gov/.