In a 55-page decision, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the prevailing-party attorneys' fees provision of the state's workers' compensation law, finding the mandatory fee structure is an unconstitutional violation of a worker's due process rights.
On October 1, 2015 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be transitioning to ICD-10 (diagnosis coding). In line with the CMS policy, the Division of Workers' Compensation will require ICD-10 codes for medical bills and medical EDI transactions containing dates of service on or after 10/1/15. The Division will require ICD-9 codes on medical bills and medical EDI transactions with dates of service prior to 10/1/15.
A new webinar on "Coding and Billing in Florida Workers' Compensation" now joins the original "Introduction to Florida Workers' Compensation" to provide a helpful resource to FCA members. There are signs and reports from around the State of an emerging increase in utilization of chiropractic for on-the-job injuries addressed through the workers' compensation system. FCA Help Desk Coordinator Mollie Frawley, R.N., who has a vast background in Florida Workers' Compensation, has condensed the full 5-hour workers' compensation certification course to two brief webinars which can be accessed by members on a complimentary basis, any time.
Following are many references to help you understand and comply with the rules, regulations and expectations of the Florida Workers’ Compensation system. To get you started, this includes important steps in accepting a patient who was injured on the job, under Florida law.