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Doctor Fees Among the Lowest While Outpatient Costs Still High, Report Shows

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 240 | 0 | 148 min read

Conclusions in the latest report by the Workers Compensation Research Institute covering medical payments from 2013 through 2018 reflect concerns that regulators and stakeholders have had for the past few years: Fee schedules that have not been updated since 2016 — thanks to a lack of action from Florida legislators — along with price negotiations by payers have kept doctors' fees unusually low, while outpatient surgery costs continue to remain high. Physician fees that are some of the lowest among 18 study states, combined with Florida's statutory requireme...

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