Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation Schedules February 23, 2012 Workshop on Claims-Handling Entity Notice Requirements to Employees for Apportioned Compensable Medical Benefit Payments

Feb 1, 2012


The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Workers’ Compensation has scheduled a February 23, 2012 Rule Development Workshop for Rule 69L-3.012, “Notice of Denial,” proposed amendments to which would inform claims-handling entities of notice requirements to employees when the payment of a compensable medical benefit will be apportioned pursuant to Section 440.15(5), F.S.  To view the hearing notice, click here.

Specifically, proposed Rule 69L-3.012 clarifies that claims-handling entities must provide employees with notification of decisions to apply apportionment prior to the rendering of medical services.  The proposed Rule also provides that compliance with the notice requirements is achieved by mailing Form DFS-F2-DWC-12, “Notice of Denial,” to the employee as specified.  In addition, the proposed Rule references the notice required under subsection 69L-7.602(5), F.A.C., that claims handling entities must provide to health care providers.  The proposed Rule applies for dates of injury occurring on or after October 1, 2003.

The Workshop is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., in Room 102 of the Hartman Building, which is located at 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida.

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