Tag: Division of Workers’ Compensation

Michael MolineApril 13, 2018
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A key state workers’ compensation oversight board operated at full strength for the first time since 2014 on Tuesday, as its new employee representative took his seat. Jason Robbins, a workers’ comp attorney from Melbourne, won the appointment from Gov. Rick Scott in June, but hearings in Tallahassee on reimbursement rates for medical providers under […]

Michael MolineApril 10, 2018
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A state board on Tuesday approved updated reimbursement rates for medical providers, hospitals, and ambulatory care centers that would add $144 million to Florida’s workers’ compensation costs. The Three-Member Panel, which oversees medical reimbursement under the workers’ comp system, unanimously approved the new rates during a public hearing in Tallahassee. The rates need approval by […]

Staff ReportsMay 31, 2017
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The Division of Workers’ Compensation’s efforts to extract itself from contract disputes between insurance companies and medical providers have drawn administrative challenges, scheduled for hearings next month. Under regulations proposed by the division’s parent Department of Financial Services, officials would limit their involvement to reviewing “reimbursement schedules, practice parameters, and protocols of treatment.” Furthermore, they […]

Michael MolineJanuary 5, 2017
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How confident are stakeholders that Florida’s workers’ compensation system strikes the right balance between protecting injured workers while keeping costs under control? Not very, according to a survey released this week by the Division of Workers’ Compensation. Nearly 66 percent disagreed or strongly disagreed that the system strikes the right balance. At nearly 40 percent, […]


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