Bulletin No. 23-05
May 17, 2005


DWC re-adopts physician fee schedule emergency regulations for services on or after Jan. 14, 2005 and adopts emergency regulations for services on or after May 14, 2005

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved the emergency re-adoption of the physician fee schedule regulations which adopt table A for services rendered on or after Jan. 14, 2005. OAL has also approved emergency adoption of a new table A for physician services rendered on or after May 14, 2005. The table A effective May 14, 2005 makes modifications to ensure that physician fees do not fall below Medicare rates. The emergency regulations also make technical corrections. The emergency adoption and re-adoption of these fee schedule regulations are effective on May 14, 2005. The division has 120 days to conduct a formal rulemaking action to adopt the regulations on a permanent basis. The regulations will remain in effect during the period OAL reviews the completed rulemaking.

The documents related to the emergency regulations can be found at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/dwcpropregs/OMFSEmerRegs2TableA.htm

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