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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 1. Administrative Director--Administrative Rules
Article 5.5.0. RULES For Medical Treatment Billing and Payment on or After October 15, 2011

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9792.5.3.6.10. Independent Bill Review - Document Filing.

(a) The independent bill reviewer assigned the request shall review all information provided by the parties to determine if any additional information is necessary to resolve the dispute. If the independent bill reviewer determines that additional information is necessary, the independent bill reviewer shall contact the claims administrator and the provider in writing to request the information.

(b) If the independent bill reviewer requests information from either the claims administrator or the provider, or both, the party shall file the documents with the independent bill reviewer at the address listed in the correspondence in Section 9792.5.9(f) within 35 days of the request, if the request is made by mail, or 32 days of the request, if the request is made electronically. The filing party shall serve the non-filing party with the documents requested by the independent bill reviewer.

(C) Except for the documents submitted under this section, and those requested under section 9792.5.12, neither the provider nor the claims administrator shall file any additional documents with the independent bill reviewer.

Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 4603.6, 5307.3 and 5307.6, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 4060, 4061, 4061.5, 4062, 4600, 4603.2, 4603.3. 4603.4, 4603.6, 4620, 4621, 4622, 4625, 4628 and 5307.6, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. New section filed 12-31-2012 as an emergency; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.1(d) (Register 2013, No. 1). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-1-2013 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

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