The amendments add a subsection to inform claims handling entities of notice requirements to workers when the payment of a compensable medical benefit will be apportioned. The proposed rule clarifies that claims handling entities must provide workers with notifications of decisions to apply apportionment prior to the rendering of a medical service. Compliance with the notice requirements is achieved by mailing a notice of denial form to the worker. The proposed rule applies to dates of injury occurring on or after Oct. 1, 2003.
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March 1, 2012
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