I submit for your review and approval revisions to the Health Care Professionals Rates and Rules manual. I request the effective date of January 1, 2011 for policies that are issued or renewed on or after this date. Although I've included marked pages of the manual outlining the revisions, certain changes include: 1. expiring some unused specialties; 2. adding new specialties 80477(A) and 80477(B) (surgical consultation specialties); 3. changing to the dental class plan to bring the D.C. dental class plan in line with the dental class plan used companywide; 4. eliminating PracticeGard in the state exceptions and the rules for extended legal defense, in the base manual and used companywide, will be used in its place. The endorsement to be used with this coverage will be submitted under separate cover. If you have any questions during the review process, please let me know. Thank you.
Effective Date: 1/11/2011