DFS Rule Hearing

Jul 20, 2009

The Florida DFS Division of Risk Management (“DRM”) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rule regarding the following Rule:

The purpose of the proposed Rule is to develop forms for requesting information from workers’ compensation claimants and liability claimants pursuant to comply with Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007, which will become effective on July 1, 2009.

The DRM, as a required reporting entity, must identify any Medicare beneficiaries that have existing claims with the DRM and collect certain data that will be reported to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”). The data collected under federal law will be used by CMS in processing claims billed to Medicare for reimbursement of items and services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries and for Medicare as a Secondary Payer recovery effort, as appropriate.

If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the agency head, a Rule Hearing will be held at the time, date, and place shown below:

Date: Monday, July 20, 2009
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Place: Room 142 of the Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee