RULE NO.: RULE TITLE:
69L-7.602: Florida Workers' Compensation Medical Services Billing, Filing and Reporting Rule
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The proposed rule (which applies to dates of injury occurring on or after October 1, 2003) clarifies that an insurer must provide health care providers with prior notification of a decision to apply apportionment in the payment of reimbursement for medical services. The amendment provides that an insurer shall, at the time of authorization or following authorization but prior to the rendering of medical service(s), provide each health care provider with written or electronic notification of its decision to apply apportionment in the payment of reimbursement for medical service(s). Subsection (7) of the rule is deleted, as the penalty provisions are transferred to Rule Chapter 69L-24, F.A.C.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Notice Requirements to Health Care Providers by Insurers when Apportioning Payment of Reimbursement for Compensable Medical Service(s).
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 440.13(4), 440.15(3)(b), (d), 440.185(5), 440.525(2), 440.591, 440.593(5) FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 440.09, 440.13(2)(a), (3), (4), (6), (11), (12), (14), (16), 440.15(3)(b), (d), (5), 440.185(5), (9), 440.20(6), 440.525(2), 440.593 FS.
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, February 23, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
PLACE: Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Eric Lloyd, (850)413-1689 or Eric.Lloyd@myfloridacfo.com. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Eric Lloyd, Office of Medical Services, Program Administrator, Division of Workers’ Compensation, Department of Financial Services, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4232, (850)413-1689 or Eric.Lloyd@myfloridacfo.com
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE FROM THE CONTACT PERSON LISTED ABOVE.