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  • President’s Column, Workers’ Compensation Reforms – Norman Zemel, M.D.
  • People in the News
  • Upcoming Meetings of Interest
  • Summary of State and Federal Legislative/Regulatory Issues 2003-2004 Legislative Session
    • Workers’ Compensation Reforms
      • Official Medical (Treatment) Fee Schedule (OMFS)
      • Spine Procedures
      • Prohibition on Physicians Referring Patients to Outpatient Surgical Facilities In Which They Have a Financial Interest
      • Outpatient Surgical Facilities – Fee Schedule
      • Pharmaceuticals
      • Industrial Medical Council
      • Utilization Review
      • Electronic Submission of Claims
      • Payment of Treatment Claims
      • Presumption of the Primary Treating Physician
      • Filing of Liens
      • Vocational Rehabilitation
      • Employer Assessment
      • Labor-Management Agreements
      • 5814 Penalties
      • Insurance Commissioner
    • Scope of Practice Issues
      • Podiatrists
      • Physical Therapists
    • Task Force on Youth and Workplace Wellness
    • Labeling of Generic Prescriptions
  • Governor-Elect Schwarzenegger Announces His Plan For Workers' Compensation Reform
    • Fixing the Runaway Workers' Compensation System
    • The Workers' Compensation Crisis: By the Numbers
    • The Current System Invites Fraud and Abuse
    • Five Step Plan to Rein in the Runaway Workers' Compensation System
  • Medicare News
    • Cap Payments for Outpatient Therapy Services
    • New Diagnosis Coding Requirements
    • New Code for Arthroscopic Procedures of the Knee
    • Medicare to Accept Non-Compliant Electronic Transactions After October 16
    • CMS Posts Correct Coding Initiative Edits on the Internet
    • CMS Approves Add-on Payment for Infuse
    • Coding Issues: Shoulder Procedure/Chondroplasty
    • Billing for X-rays Performed on Patients in Skilled Nursing Facilities
    • 2004 Participation Enrollment and Fee Schedule to be Sent on CD-ROM
  • The Arthritis Foundation, San Diego Area Chapter is creating an Orthopedist Referral List
  • EMTALA CMS Final Regulations
  • Other News of Interest
    • CMA Continues to Push for Additional Emergency Room Funding
    • SB 2 - Historic Health Care Legislation

 

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