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Official medical fee schedule (OMFS) table A regulations

Workers' compensation final regulations
Official medical fee schedule
Section 9789.11
Approved by OAL and filed with secretary of state Sep 29
, 2005
Effective May 14, 2005

Final text of regulations Adobe Acrobat symbol version Adobe Acrobat symbol version
OMFS table A effective 5/14/05 Adobe Acrobat symbol version Adobe Acrobat symbol version

History of Official medical fee schedule

Certificate of Compliance
Filed with OAL Aug. 22, 2005

Final statement of reasons Adobe Acrobat symbol version Adobe Acrobat symbol version

Comment chart
45 day Adobe Acrobat symbol version Adobe Acrobat symbol version

Text of regulation Adobe Acrobat symbol version Adobe Acrobat symbol version

Notice of rulemaking after emergency adoption and informative digest (Adobe Acrobat symbol version) (Adobe Acrobat symbol version)
Initial statement of reasons (Adobe Acrobat symbol version) (Adobe Acrobat symbol version) Text of the regulations (Adobe Acrobat symbol version) (Adobe Acrobat symbol version)
Format note OMFS table A effective 5/14/05 (Adobe Acrobat symbol version) (Adobe Acrobat symbol version)
OMFS table A effective 5/14/05 (Adobe Acrobat symbol version) (Adobe Acrobat symbol version)
Format note OMFS table A effective 1/14/05 (Adobe Acrobat symbol version) (Adobe Acrobat symbol version
OMFS table A effective 1/14/05 (Adobe Acrobat symbol version)

Members of the public are invited to present written comments regarding these proposed regulations.

Written comments should be addressed to:

Maureen Gray, regulations coordinator
Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Workers' Compensation
Post Office Box 420603
San Francisco, CA 94142

The division's contact person must receive all written comments concerning the proposed regulations no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 1, 2005. Written comments may be submitted by facsimile transmission (FAX), addressed to the contact person at (415) 703-4720. Written comments may also be sent electronically (via e-mail), using the following e-mail address: dwcrules@hq.dir.ca.gov.

Time and place of public hearing

A public hearing has been scheduled to permit all interested persons the opportunity to present statements or arguments, either orally or in writing, with respect to the subjects noted above. The hearing will be held at the following time and place:

Date: August 1, 2005
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: Auditorium
The Governor Hiram Johnson State Office Building
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102

A notice of rulemaking after emergency adoption (official medical fee schedule - physician fees) was published by the state Office of Administrative Law on June 17, 2005. The proposed rulemaking is to permanently adopt the emergency regulations which became effective May 14, 2005.

More information about the rulemaking process can be found on OAL's Web site at http://www.oal.ca.gov.

Workers' compensation proposed emergency regulation
Official medical fee schedule - table A
Title 8 California Code of Regulations
Section 9789.11
Effective 5/14/05

Notice of emergency regulatory adoption (Adobe Acrobat symbol version) (Adobe Acrobat symbol version)
Text of regulations (Adobe Acrobat symbol version) (Adobe Acrobat symbol version) Table A effective 1-14-2005 (Adobe Acrobat symbol version)
Table A effective 5-14-2005 (Adobe Acrobat symbol version) (Adobe Acrobat symbol version)

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.

Workers' compensation proposed emergency regulation
Official medical fee schedule - table A
Title 8 California Code of Regulations
Section 9789.11
Submitted to OAL on 5/4/05

Notice of emergency regulatory adoption (Adobe Acrobat symbol version) (Adobe Acrobat symbol version)
Text of regulations (Adobe Acrobat symbol version) (Adobe Acrobat symbol version)
Table A effective 1-14-2005 (Adobe Acrobat symbol version)
Table A effective 5-14-2005 (Adobe Acrobat symbol version) (Adobe Acrobat symbol version)

The OMFS table A emergency regulations were filed with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on May 4, 2005. This is a re-adoption of the table A effective 1-14-2005 and adoption of a new table A effective May 14, 2005. The regulations will not become effective until filing with the Secretary of State after approval by OAL. OAL has up to 10 days to consider the regulations, but may approve them before the 10 days have elapsed. Upon approval and filing with the Secretary of State, the regulations are effective for 120 days while the division conducts a formal rulemaking to adopt the regulations. For information on the OAL procedure, and to learn how you may comment on the emergency regulations, go to the OAL's Web site at: http://www.oal.ca.gov/emergency.htm

A notice will be posted on this page when the emergency regulations become effective.

Notice of emergency regulatory adoption (doc) (pdf)
Emergency regulation effective 1-14-2005 (doc) (pdf)
2004 OMFS table A 9789.11 physician fees effective 1-14-2005 (pdf)