Current Status Bill Number:
4047Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970417Primary Sponsor: Judiciary Committee HJ 25All Sponsors: Judiciary CommitteeDrafted Document Number: gjk\20568ac.97Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Regulation No. 2166, Workers' Compensation Commission, Medical reports, physician's fees, hospital charges
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19970501 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19970430 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19970429 Read second time House 19970417 Introduced, read first timeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
April 17, 1997
S. Printed 4/17/97--H.
Read the first time April 17, 1997.
TO APPROVE REGULATIONS OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION, RELATING TO MEDICAL REPORTS, PHYSICIAN'S FEES, AND HOSPITAL CHARGES, DESIGNATED AS REGULATION DOCUMENT NUMBER 2166, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 23, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The regulations of the Workers' Compensation Commission, relating to medical reports, physician's fees, and hospital charges, designated as Regulation Document Number 2166, and submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to the provisions of Article 1, Chapter 23, Title 1 of the 1976 Code, are approved.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
SUMMARY AS SUBMITTED BY PROMULGATING AGENCY.
The commission proposes to substantially amend Article 13 so as to address changing practice in medical treatment and to reflect changes in commission practice in the medical payment system. These final regulations establish change in virtually every section of Article 13 as previously written.
Table of Contents: The Analysis Line of each Regulation has
67-1301 Revised to simplify wording and eliminate the filing of various reports.
67-1302 Revised language for clarity in the explanation of a new system of payment based on a relative value scale and a conversion factor set by the commission.
67-1303 Revised to implement a new hospital payment schedule for inpatient services.
67-1304 Revised to address hospital outpatient services and ambulatory surgical centers which were not widely used when the regulations were first promulgated.
67-1305 Revised to concisely plan for review of all medical bills and for the resolution of any contested medical bills submitted to the commission for review because of noncompliance with payment guidelines.
67-1306 Revised to reflect actual practice of the commission which is a change since this regulation was first promulgated.