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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 1. Administrative Director--Administrative Rules
Article 4. Certification Standards for Health Care Organizations
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§9779.5 Reimbursement of Costs to the Administrative Director; Obligation to Pay Share of Administrative Expense.

(a) Each organization certified under this article shall pay to the administrative director an amount as estimated by the administrative director for the ensuing fiscal year, as a reimbursement of a share of all costs and expenses, including routine on-site surveys, data collection and dissemination and overhead, reasonably incurred in the administration of this article and not otherwise recovered by the administrative director under this article or from the Worker's Compensation Managed Care Fund. The amount shall be assessed annually on or before April 15 and may be paid to the Workers' Compensation Managed Care Fund in two equal installments. The first installment shall be paid on or before July 1 of each year and the second installment shall be paid on or before December 15 of each year.

(1) Annual Assessment: The assessment shall be calculated on the basis of the number of enrollees in each individual HCO. Based on the number of enrollees enrolled in the HCO on December 31 of the prior calendar year, the annual assessment shall be $250.00 for 0 to 1000 enrollees, $350 for 1001 to 5000 enrollees, and $500 for 5001 or more enrollees.

(b) Non-routine audits conducted in response to complaints will be charged based on the actual cost for performing the audit. The invoice will be sent within sixty days of the completion of the audit and shall be paid within 30 calendar days after the billing date.

(c) In no case shall the reimbursement, payment, or other fee authorized by this section exceed the cost, including overhead, reasonably incurred in the administration of this article.

Note: Authority cited: Sections 133, 4600.5, 4600.7, 4603.5 and 5307.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 4600 and 4600.5, Labor Code.

1. New section filed 2-14-96; operative 2-14-96. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 11351 (Register 96, No. 7).

2. Amendment of subsection (a)(1) and repealer and new subsection (a)(2) filed 5-17-99; operative 5-17-99 pursuant to  Government Code section11343.4(d) (Register 99, No. 21).

3. Amendment of subsection (a)(1) and repealer of subsection (a)(2) filed 11-4-2009; operative 1-1-2010 (Register 2009, No. 45).

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