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Division Director

Tanner Holloman

Assistant Director

Andrew Sabolic


Workers' Compensation
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0318
Workers' Compensation Claims
(800) 342-1741
Workers' Compensation Exemption/ Compliance
(850) 413-1609

Rule Changes & Notices

Draft Rules

Note: The Division has scheduled (0) Rule Workshops or Rule Hearings.

 

Past Workshops & Hearings

Type Rule Date Location
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 05/21/2015):
 
Type Rule Date Location
Rule Hearing Chapter 69L-7.100, FL Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs)
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle SE, Tallahassee, FL
Summary: The rule adopts a revised manual listing reimbursement rates for various medical services provided by ambulatory surgical centers.

Notice and Draft Rule 69L-7.100

Draft Reimbursement Manuals for Ambulatory Surgical Centers
 
Type Rule Date Location
Rule Hearing
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
 
Type Rule Date Location
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

New Rules

Note: This tab reflects Rules adopted within the past 6 months.

Type Rule Effective Date
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.

Adopted Rule
 
Type Rule Effective Date
Rule Adoption 69L-6.027, Penalty Calculation Worksheet
69L-6.028, Procedures for Imputing Payroll & Penalty Calculations
69L-6.035, Definition of Payroll for Calculating Penalty
April 12, 2015
Summary: The amendment to Rule 69L-6.027 revises the penalty calculation worksheet to provide the premium credit for the initial payment of premium made to secure coverage against an assessed penalty and to adjust the penalty look back period and the penalty multiplier to conform to statutory changes. The amendment to Rule 69L-6.028 changes the time frame to impute the employer's payroll in the absence of business records from 20 to 28 days after receipt of the department's request to produce records, and changes the factor to calculate employee payroll from 1.5 to 2 times state average weekly wage, to conform to section 440.107, Florida Statutes as it now reads. Also, the timeframe for the employer to provide additional records is revised to twenty business days after the service of the first amended order of penalty assessment. The amendment to Rule 69L-6.035 also changes the factor to calculate employee payroll from 1.5 to 2 times state average weekly wage, to conform to section 440.107, Florida Statutes as it now reads. Additionally the amendments change citations in Rules 69L-6.028 and 69L-6.035 to reflect the current convention of naming to the specific subdivision cited.

Adopted Rule

 

Notices

Type Rule Date Location
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

http://www.FLRules.org/gateway/View_Notice.asp?id=16268954
 
Date Subject
August 26, 2015 Public Meeting to be held at the WCI Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference
Summary: The Three-Member Panel has recommended that the Division solicit input from stakeholders regarding the following three items pertaining to the Workers’ Compensation Law. First, does the Florida Uniform Permanent Impairment Rating Schedule warrant updating; Second, applicability and necessity of treatment guidelines in Florida; Third, the role of the Division in Overutilization.
 
Date Subject
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.