Major Gap In New PIP Law?
The Palm Beach Post reports that concern is growing over the effective dates involved in the new PIP law, House Bill 0119. Some interpretations indicate that as of July 1, 2012, medical providers who would otherwise be treated as an appropriately reimbursable healthcare provider under PIP of No-Fault, would not be eligible for reimbursement under PIP until January 1, 2013, a separate effective date under Florida’s new PIP law, leaving a 6-month gap where certain providers would not be entitled to reimbursement.
According to the Palm Beach Post:
The state’s Agency for Health Care Administration “is making preparations to clarify confusion that may exist should the governor sign the bill into law,” AHCA spokeswoman Meagan Dougherty said. AHCA officials declined to offer details.
Florida Hospital Association General Counsel Bill Bell said his group has been involved in discussions about the issue, but he does not see a legal problem reimbursing qualified PIP providers.
The full article is available here.