In national news:

A new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) award has been issued by CMS. According to MEDVAL, the award follows several months of work by the old contractor, Provider Resources. CMS describes that the purpose of the WCRC is “to independently price the future Medicare-covered medical services costs related to workers’ compensation injury, illness, and disease, and to price the future Medicare-covered prescription drug expenses.” The new WCRC contract was awarded on September 1st, 2017, to Capitol Bridge, LLC of Arlington, Virginia, a certified small business entity. The contract is worth $60,759,236, which as MEDVAL notes, is an increase of $5,124,084, from the Provider Resources was awarded the contract in 2011.

Further coverage here. Read the award notice from CMS here.

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