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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Article 5.3. Official Medical Fee Schedule -- Services Rendered after January 1, 2004

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§9789.70. Ambulance Services.

(a) The maximum reasonable fee for ambulance services rendered after January 1, 2004 shall not exceed 120% of the applicable fee for the Calendar Year 2004 set forth in CMS's Ambulance Fee Schedule, which is established pursuant to Section 1834 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. ยง 1395m) and applicable to California. The Ambulance Fee Schedule, which can be found at the CMS Internet Website is incorporated by reference and will be made available on the Division of Workers' Compensation's Internet Website ( or upon request to the Administrative Director at:
P.O. BOX 420603
(b) This section is not applicable to services provided by any air ambulance provider which at the time of service is an “air carrier” as defined in Title 49 U.S.C.A. Section 40102, a part of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 as amended.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 4603.5, 5307.1 and 5307.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 4600, 4603.2 and 5307.1, Labor Code.
1. New section filed 1-2-2004 as an emergency; operative 1-2-2004 (Register 2004, No. 2). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 5-3-2004 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. Certificate of Compliance as to 1-2-2004 order, including designation and amendment of first paragraph as subsection (a) and new subsection (b), transmitted to OAL 4-30-2004 and filed 6-15-2004 (Register 2004, No. 25).
3. New subsection (c) filed 7-13-2010; operative 7-13-2010. Exempt from the Administrative Procedure Act and OAL review and submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11340.9(g) (Register 2010, No. 29).
4. Amendment of subsection (a), repealer of subsection (b) and subsection relettering filed 2-4-2015; operative 3-5-2015. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11340.9 (Register 2015, No. 6).

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