Workers' Compensation: Medical Fees
|Signed Into Law! Chapter 32 SLA 11|
Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Olson
Co-Sponsors: Rep. Bill Thomas, Rep. Tammie Wilson
“An Act relating to fees and charges for medical treatment or services as they relate to workers' compensation; and providing for an effective date.”
Posted: February 7, 2011
At the time of passage in 2005 of the revisions to the workers' compensation system, it was contemplated that the interested stakeholders, including the Workers' Compensation Legislative Task Force and the Medical Services Review Committee, would propose legislation acceptable to the various stakeholders before August 1, 2007. This proposal was to replace the repealed Usual, Customary and Reasonable (UCR) methodology for setting maximum fees for medical treatment and services under the Alaska Workers' Compensation Act. A replacement was not proposed and the repeal would have resulted in fees for medical treatment and services in workers' compensation matters going uncapped until such time as the law was changed to remedy the situation.
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