If you are a health care professional, you have no doubt had, or soon will have, dealings with the workers’ compensation program. This system was designed to take pressure off of those recovering from workplace injuries by having their employer’s insurance company pay medical costs instead of the injured individual. This can raise a number of questions for health care providers about how to best accommodate these kinds of claims and how to best support individuals in these situations.
Thankfully, there are many resources available for health care providers that make it easier to support this system and understand how it works. Many of these resources can be found through the workers’ compensation board, which every state has. The link to the Florida one is here and contains useful information about how to bill workers’ compensation insurance companies, how to deal with reimbursement disputes, and a listing of expert medical advisors in each area.
Due to the fact that it is a legal requirement to participate in workers’ compensation claims, it is important to know how these facets of the program work. It may also be beneficial to look through the state laws and statutes, although these can sometimes be tedious. When in doubt, it is not a bad idea to consult with an attorney to ensure that you are not in any violation of workers’ compensation laws and how to complete the legal parts of the process.
At the Franco Law Firm, we have helped many individuals across the Tampa Bay area and beyond with their workers’ compensation cases. By drawing upon our vast experience in this field, we are able to see justice served for many. To learn more about the services we offer and to schedule a free consultation today, please call us at (813) 872-0929.