Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court to adopt updated Schedule of Medical and Hospital Fees
OKLAHOMA CITY—The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court Administrator, Michael Clingman, announced that a newly adopted fee schedule will become effective January 1, 2012. The new fee schedule will apply to health care services rendered after December 31, 2012 to employees with compensable injuries, regardless of the employee's date of injury.
For a PDF of the notice, please click here.
For more information regarding the fee schedule changes, please click here.
Oklahoma Supreme Court invalidates part of Workers' Compensation Law
From the Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY—The Oklahoma Supreme Court has struck down part of a new worker's compensation law that prevents chiropractors and certain other medical professionals from serving as independent medical examiners in workers compensation cases.
The state's highest court invalidated the provision in a 6-3 decision handed down on Tuesday. The law went into effect August 26. It prohibited all but licensed medical doctors or licensed doctors of osteopathy from serving as independent medical examiners for the state's Workers Compensation Court.
The law was challenged by two chiropractors and the Oklahoma State Chiropractic Independent Physicians Association. They maintained that chiropractors have served as independent medical examiners for the court in the past and were improperly excluded by the new law.
The Supreme Court agreed, ruling that portion of the law is unconstitutional.
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