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Summer 2004 | View/Download PDF

  • President’s Column, Thanks to all of You – Dale Butler, M.D.
  • People in the News
  • Orthopaedic Surgeons in California Search for Ways to Help Members of the Military
  • Highlights from the COA 2004 Annual Meeting/QME Course
  • Workers’ Compensation News
    • Implementation of the 2003/2004 Workers' Compensation Reforms
    • Apportionment Change
    • Medical Provider Networks
    • Definition of an AOE/COE Evaluation
    • Contract Terms
    • Prior Authorization for Services
    • COA Clean-up Legislation
  • COA Board of Directors' Adopt Advisory Opinions
    • American College of Occupational and Environmental “Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines”
    • Collection of Interest and Penalties - Workers' Compensation
    • Rehabilitative Services - Workers' Compensation
    • Medical Expert Witness Testimony
  • Definition of an AOE/COE Evaluation
  • American Commercial Claims Administrators Letter
  • Sierra Health and Life Insurance Company, Inc. Letter
  • Opinion from Suzanne Honor-Vangerov, Medical Unit of DWC on Reimbursement for Pharmaceuticals
  • Your Input Is Needed
  • Medicare News: Arthroscopic Lavage and Debridement for Osteoarthritic Knee no longer Eligible for Medicare Reimbursement
  • News of Interest
    • Medical Expert Witness Testimony
    • Report on COA's 2004 On-Call Survey

 

Spring 2004 | View/Download PDF

  • President’s Column, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Norman Zemel, M.D.
  • People in the News
  • COA Teams Up with UCLA Fraternity to Build a Safe, Accessible Playground
  • COA Works to Clarify 2003 Workers’ Compensation Reforms
    • Referrals to Physician-Owned Out-Patient Surgical Facilities
    • SCIF's Clarification Letter on the Implementatin of Labor Code Section 139.31
    • Letter from Keenan and Associates
    • Sample Letter: Disclosure of Financial Interest in Out-Patient Surgical Facility
    • Utilization Review
  • Agenda Overview - COA's 2004 Annual Meeting/QME Course
  • COA to Consider By-Law Changes at its 2004 Business Meeting
  • News of Interest
    • AAOS Promotes Patient Safety
    • Medicare - HIPAA Compliant Claims

 

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