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Florida bill would base outpatient workers' comp rates on Medicare, require care plan disclosure & more: 4 details

A bill filed in the Florida House of Representatives entails several mandates, including the requirement that physicians disclose more details of an injured worker's treatment plan to payers, according to Business Insurance.

The key details to know:

1.House bill 1399 would tie outpatient surgery and care payments involving injured workers to a percentage of Medicare rates.

2. The bill would also require providers to break down the amount of each workers' compensation benefit requested, as well as how the amount was calculated.

3. HB 1399 would permit a compensation claims judge to dismiss a petition if the claimant didn't make a "good faith effort" to resolve the problem.

4. The bill would create a 260-week cap on temporary total disability benefits, adding an additional 26 weeks if the injured worker hasn't improved as much as medically possible within five years.

Read more here.

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