- Recently Adopted Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual Not Yet Effective Until Legislative Ratification, Florida Division of Workers' Compensation Cautions
- August 20, 2015
- Law Firm: Colodny Fass P.A. - Sunrise Office
- The recently amended Rule 69L-7.020, F.A.C. adopting the 2015 Edition of the Florida Workers' Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual ("Manual") will not be effective until ratified by the Florida Legislature--presumably in 2016.
In Informational Bulletin DFS-03-2015 issued today, August 19, 2015, the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation ("DWC") advised that, because its estimated regulatory costs for the revised Rule would require legislative ratification, the Rule--and thus, the Manual--would not be effective until the ratification is secured. The DWC will pursue ratification during the 2016 Legislative Session.
The purpose and effect of Rule 69L-7.020, F.A.C. is to update the schedule of maximum reimbursement allowances to 2014 Medicare reimbursement rates as adopted by the Three Member Panel on January 22, 2015.