The division also proposed amendments to conform the current medical billing and provisions to statutory amendments. The proposed regulations amend Title 8, California Code of Regulations and would create new Sections 9792.5.0, 9792.5.1, 9792.5.2 and 9792.5.3. The use of standardized billing forms for paper billing would be mandatory 90 days after the adoption of regulations. Claims administrators would be required to accept submissions of electronic bills 18 months after adoption of the regulations. The use of electronic billing by medical providers is optional under the statute ands the proposed regulations. Public hearings have been scheduled for: April 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Auditorium, Elihu Harris State Office Building, 1515 Clay St., Oakland; and on April 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Auditorium, Ronald Reagan State Building, 300 South Spring St., Los Angeles. Members of the public can comment on the proposed regulations until April 26. The proposed regulations are available at www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/DWCPropRegs/Ebilling_Regulations.htm. For more information, visit www.dir.ca.gov.
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April 5, 2010
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