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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
97188.8.131.52.14. Independent Bill Review - Determination.
(a) Within sixty (60) days of the assignment of a dispute to an independent bill reviewer under section 9792.5.9(g), the reviewer shall issue a written determination, in plain language, if any additional amount of money is owed the provider under the request for independent bill review. The determination shall state the reasons for the determination and the information received and relied upon by the independent bill reviewer in rendering the determination.
(b) If the independent bill reviewer finds any additional amount of money is owed to the provider, the determination shall also order the claims administrator to reimburse the provider the amount of the filing fee in addition to any additional payments for services found owing.
(c) The independent bill reviewer shall serve the determination on the provider, the claims administrator and the Administrative Director.
(d) The determination issued by the independent bill reviewer shall be deemed to be the determination of the Administrative Director and shall be binding on all parties.
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.
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 A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-1-2013 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
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