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July 1, 2013 Changes to Worker’s Compensation and Occupational Diseases Act
HEA 1320 was signed into law May 11, 2013. It was amended several times, and the final version was passed with the understanding that, this summer, the interim study committee on insurance would look into a number of the issues over which there was still conflict. Included on the list of topics the committee will consider are: a floor for the fee schedule concerning payments to medical service facilities, payment to hospital employed physicians, “clean claim” provisions, electronic submission of medical bills and payment thereof, reimbursement for implants and establishment of an advisory committee on workers’ compensation and occupational diseases issues.
Substantive changes in the law include: