SB 1082
Modifies law relating to medical fees for workers' compensation
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Last Action:
3/15/2006 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations Committee (5158S.03C)
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2006

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 1082 - Under the act, the determination of customary fees charged for treatment for the purposes of workers' compensation shall be based on comparable volume based discount contracts of the health care provider delivering the treatment and care.

All medical fee disputes shall be filed with the division of workers' compensation or the labor and industrial relations commission in rehabilitation cases, within two years from the date of the rendering of the most recent medical service for which payment or reimbursement is sought. In a medical fee dispute hearing, evidence of usual and customary fees may include charges customarily billed by the provider for the same services rendered to others and comparable volume-based discount contracts of the health care provider.

The act removes references to the Board of Rehabilitation for the purposes of regulating fees and charges.