November 1, 2015 Related Topics: Fee Schedules
This FlashReport was prepared in response to a request for information from the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation. The agency requested information from WCRI since the Florida Legislature is considering the ratification of an update to the Florida Workers’ Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual during the 2016 session. Specifically, the agency requested that WCRI update some charts contained in their 2012 report Designing Workers’ Compensation Medical Fee Schedules.
The report provides a comparison of the proposed fee schedule rates as published in the draft of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Fee Schedule, 2015 Edition, with the Florida Medicare rates as of 2015 for the same set of procedures. In addition, the report also evaluates how the proposed fee schedule rates relative to 2015 Medicare rates compare with the 2011 Florida fee schedule rates relative to 2011 Medicare rates and how the update impacts Florida’s ranking among other fee schedule states.
The data for this report come from workers’ compensation professional fee schedules for commonly used professional medical services in workers’ compensation. Forty-three states have workers’ compensation professional fee schedules.
WCRI FLASHREPORT: Evaluation of the 2015 Professional Fee Schedule Update for Florida. Olesya Fomenko. November 2015. FR-15-01.
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