Oregon: Medical fees subject of proposed amendments, meeting
The Workers' Compensation Division proposed amendments to rules regarding medical fee and payment, medical services, managed care organizations, and claim closure and reconsideration.
The rules establish maximum payments for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies. The rules also include podiatric physicians and surgeons among those health care providers who may serve as attending physicians in the workers' compensation system. The rules describe the process for the division's director to delay the reconsideration processing and toll the reconsideration timeline for up to 45 days when both parties request the delay for settlement negotiations. The rules also describe the arbiter selection process. A public hearing is scheduled for Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. in the labor and industries building, room 260, at 350 Winter Street NE in Salem. Written comments are accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org until Oct. 27. For full text of the proposed rules, visit www.wcd.oregon.gov/policy/rules/docconv_21365/9_11XXXp.pdf.
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October 20, 2011
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