The new IWCC fee schedule regions, and their recalculated fee schedule amounts, become effective on 1/1/2012. The regions are moving from geozip-based to region/county-based. Per the IWCC Medical Fee Advisory Board's December meeting, the new fee schedule reprice amounts and finalized medical fee schedule lookup will not be publicly available until Saturday, 12/31/2011.
We are currently attempting to confirm the exact data file layout format, and if there will be any sort of geozip to region crosswalk, with Glen Boyle and the IWCC.
Arbitrator Jutila's case reassignments
The IWCC updated its case reassignment schedule for January 2012.
Effective January 1, 2012, Arbitrator Jutila's cases will be reassigned among the three Region 6 arbitrators: Arbitrators Fratianni, Kinnaman, and O'Malley. Accordingly, the January call, scheduled for Dec. 29, has been cancelled. Corrected notices will be sent.
Send settlement contracts to either of the current Chicago arbitrators (in January, Arbitrator Fratianni or O'Malley). Arb. Williams will still hear Jutila cases during his December trial cycle.