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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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9792.5.3.6.13. Independent Bill Review - Review.

(a) If the request for independent bill review involves the application of the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) for the payment of medical treatment services or goods as defined in Labor Code section 4600, the independent bill reviewer shall apply the provisions of sections 9789.10 to 9789.111 to determine the additional amounts, if any, that are to be paid to the provider.

(b) If the request for independent bill review involves the application of a contract for reimbursement rates under Labor Code section 5307.11 for the payment of medical treatment services as defined in Labor Code section 4600, the independent bill reviewer shall apply the contract to determine the additional amounts, if any, that are to be paid to the provider.

(c) If the request for independent bill review involves the application of the Medical-Legal Fee Schedule (M/L Fee Schedule) for services defined in Labor Code section 4620, the independent bill reviewer shall apply the provisions of sections 9793-9795 and 9795.1 to 9795.4 to determine the additional amounts, if any, that are to be paid to the provider.

(d) In applying this section, the independent bill reviewer shall apply the provisions of the OMFS, the M/L Fee Schedule, and, if applicable, the contract for reimbursement rates under Labor Code section 5307.11, as if the bill is being reviewed for the first time.

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 A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-1-2013 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
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