Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Three-Member Panel Seeks Responses to Health Care Delivery System Survey Due December 8

Nov 21, 2016 | By

 

The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Workers’ Compensation advised on November 18, 2016 that Florida’s Three-Member Panel has published its statutory survey directed to Florida workers’ compensation system stakeholders.

To access and respond to the survey, click here.  

The purpose of the survey is to fulfill the requirements in section 440.13(12)(e), F.S. whereby the Three-Member Panel is to collect data and survey health care providers and health care facilities to determine the availability and accessibility of workers’ compensation health care delivery systems for injured workers.

The survey will be open until Thursday, December 8, 2016. 

The purpose of the Three-Member Panel is to determine statewide schedules of maximum reimbursement allowances for medically necessary treatment, care, and attendance provided by physicians, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, work-hardening programs, pain programs, and durable medical equipment.

In addition to the aforementioned survey, Section 440.13(12)(e), F.S. also provides for the Three-Member Panel to 

  • Take testimony, receive records, and collect data to evaluate the adequacy of the workers’ compensation fee schedule, nationally recognized fee schedules and alternative methods of reimbursement to health care providers and health care facilities for inpatient and outpatient treatment and care.
  • Survey carriers to determine the estimated impact on carrier costs and workers’ compensation premium rates by implementing changes to the carrier reimbursement schedule or implementing alternative reimbursement methods.

The Three-Member Panel must submit its recommendations on or before January 15, 2017, and biennially thereafter to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives on methods to improve the workers’ compensation health care delivery system.

 

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