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Past Workshops & Hearings
|Rule Hearing||Chapters 69L-7.710, 69L-7.720, 69L-7.730, 69L-7.740, 69L-7.750, 69L-8.071, 69L-8.072, 69L-8.073, 69L-8.074||Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.||Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle SE, Tallahassee, FL|
|Summary for 69L-7 series Rules: The proposed rulemaking represents a substantial rewrite and reorganization of existing Rule 69L-7.710, F.A.C., which is divided into five rule sections. The rulemaking also incorporates and adopts the ICD-10 medical code sets for use in conjunction with the Florida Medical EDI Implementation Guide ("MEIG"). The proposed rules also include revised billing forms and accompanying instructions.
Summary for 69L-8 series Rules: The proposed rules reorganize incorporated materials that are utilized in conjunction with DWC medical reimbursement manuals and throughout Rule Chapter 69L-7, F.A.C., entitled, "Workers' Compensation Medical Reimbursement and Utilization Review." A copy of the notices may be found through the following links.
Notice for 69L-7 Series
Notice for 69L-8 Series
Documents referenced in the proposed Rules (Instructions updated 09/24/2015):
||Chapter 69L-30, Expert Medical Advisors||Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.||Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle SE, Tallahassee, FL|
|Summary: The proposed rulemaking represents a significant rewrite of all rules listed under Rule Chapter 69L-30, F.A.C. The proposed rules clarify and streamline the process through which a physician becomes certified as an Expert Medical Advisor (EMA), pursuant to subsection 440.13(9), Florida Statutes. The proposed rulemaking includes the addition of an online application and certification process, tutorial and a list of certified EMAs through which each physician is responsible for updating their profile to reflect any changes to the physician’s current information. The proposed rulemaking also provides a website address to access the on-line certification and certificate issuance process, the tutorial, and the list of certified EMAs.
Notice and Draft Rules 69L-30
Notice of Correction
|Rule Hearing||Chapter 69L- 7.020, Chapter 69L-7.100||Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.||Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle SE, Tallahassee, FL|
|Summary: The Florida Workers’ Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual incorporated in Rule 69L-7.020, F.A.C. and the Florida Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Ambulatory Surgical Centers incorporated in Rule 69L-7.100, F.A.C., are updated to conform to the mandate in paragraph 440.13(12)(b), F.S., limiting workers’ compensation healthcare provider reimbursements to 110% of Medicare reimbursement allowances. Manuals containing updated billing codes are also updated.
Notice and Draft Rules 69L-7.020 and 69L-7.100
Draft FL Workers’ Comp Reimbursement Manual for Ambulatory Surgical Centers 2015
Draft FL Workers’ Comp Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual 2015
Note: This tab reflects Rules adopted within the past 6 months.
|Rule Adoption||69L-7.100 Florida Workers' Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs)||September 28, 2015|
|Summary: The rule adopts* a revised manual listing reimbursement rates for various medical services provided by ambulatory surgical centers.
*Please take note that the reimbursement manual does not go into effect until January 1, 2016 (as provided in the rule text)
Reimbursement Manual for Ambulatory Surgical Centers, 2015 Edition (Effective 01/01/2016)
|Rule Adoption||69L-6.015 - Record Maintenance and Production Requirements for Employers
69L-6.025 - Conditional Release of Stop-Work Order and Periodic Payment Agreement
|September 6, 2015|
|Summary: These rules are amended to conform to applicable provisions of Section 440.107, F.S., as revised under Chapter No. 2014-109, Laws of Florida. Rule 69L-6.015, F.A.C., reduces the business record retention period requirements for employers under Florida’s Workers’ Compensation law to a period consisting of an employer’s two, rather than three, years of employment activity. Rule 69L-6.025, F.A.C., modifies the terms and conditions under which the Department’s Division of Workers’ Compensation is authorized to issue an Agreed Order of Conditional Release from Stop-Work Order to employers who violate Chapter 440, F.S., as well as the circumstances under which such orders will be reinstated and rescinded. The proposed rule also incorporates a new form, and revises existing forms.
|November 5, 2015||69L-7, F.A.C. Workers’ Compensation Medical Reimbursement and Utilization Review
69L-8, F.A.C. Selected Materials Incorporated by Reference
| The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation submitted a Notice of Change for Chapters 69L-7 and 69L-8 of the Florida Administrative Code. The changes to the proposed rules are being made to address public comments and comments submitted by the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee. Completion instructions for incorporated forms DFS-F5-DWC-9-A, DFS-F5-DWC-9-B, and DFS-F5-DWC-9-C are changed to clarify the dates of use for the ICD-9 and the required use of the ICD-10 upon federal implementation. The proposed rules also include certain technical changes.
The official Notices of Change appeared in the Volume 41, Number 216 of the Florida Administrative Weekly, published on November 5, 2015. If you have questions about the Notices, please contact Pam Macon, Chief, Bureau of Monitoring and Audit, Division of Workers' Compensation at (850) 413-1708 or Pamela.Macon@myfloridacfo.com.
A copy of each Notice may be found via the following links:
|Rule Hearing||69L-3.018, 69L-3.019, 69L-3.0191, 69L-3.0192, and 69L-3.0193, Florida Administrative Code||Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 8:00 a.m., Eastern Time||Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle SE, Tallahassee, FL|
|Summary: Repeal of Unnecessary Rules
|July 23, 2015||69L-7.020, F.A.C. - Florida Workers' Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual|
|Summary: On July 20, 2015, the Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Workers' Compensation adopted the Florida Workers' Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual, 2015 Edition (Rule Chapter 69L-7.020, Florida Administrative Code). However, the policies and reimbursement allowances identified in the Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual will not go into effect until the manual has been ratified by the legislature.
The purpose and effect of the rule is to update the schedule of maximum reimbursement allowances to 2014 Medicare reimbursement rates as adopted by the Three Member Panel on 01/22/2015.