Alaska: Officials propose changes to medical services compensation
The proposal changes the standards for establishing the maximum fees for certain medical treatment and services. If the type of treatment is not contained in the board's fee schedule, the amount charged may not exceed the usual, customary and reasonable fee based on the 90th percentile of the range of charges for similar services reported in the community in which services were rendered to the employee. If the employer has evidence that the charged fee exceeds that amount, the employer shall pay the physician based on the employer's evidence. A physician may request a hearing for board determination of the usual, customary and reasonable fee in the community for treatment or service. For more information on the proposal, visit notes4.state.ak.us/pn/pubnotic.nsf/cc52605f7c156e7a8925672a0060a91b/84402678135ec4d18925778c005fa236?OpenDocument.
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October 28, 2010
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