Workers Compensation Pharmacy in Florida

How do you find a Workers Compensation Pharmacy in Florida?  Valuecare pharmacy is Workers Compensation Pharmacy specializes to provide prescriptions under Florida worker compensation.   In Florida,  the laws protect patient choice and allow the injured patient to choose their Workers Comp Pharmacy.

Florida Workers Compensation Prescription Benefit Information

WHAT KIND OF MEDICAL TREATMENT CAN I GET UNDER FLORIDA WORKER COMPENSATION BENEFITS?

The medical provider, authorized by your employer or the insurance company, will provide the necessary medical care, treatment, and prescriptions related to your injury.  Valuecare pharmacy is Workers Compensation Pharmacy specializes to provide prescriptions under Florida worker compensation.   In Florida,  the laws protect patient choice and allow the injured patient to choose their Workers Comp Pharmacy.

  • Reference: Section 440.13(2), Florida Statutes

How To Fill Your Prescription Under Florida Workers’ Compensation at a pharmacy:

  1. Medications filling: You are entitled to get the drugs needed for work-related injury or disease under the Florida Workers Compensation. However, it is important to note that the law allows those who are insured to choose pharmacies that you will be able to use to fill your prescription.
    WHAT CAN I DO WHEN IT IS DIFFICULT TO GET A PRESCRIPTION FILLED OR I AM HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE PHARMACY WHERE I GET MY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION MEDICATION?

    In Florida, an injured worker has the right to select a pharmacy or pharmacist.  Florida law prohibits interference with your right to choose a pharmacy or pharmacist. However, a pharmacy is not required to participate in the workers’ compensation program. If at any time, you become dissatisfied with your pharmacy or pharmacist’s services, you can seek another pharmacy to fill your prescriptions.

  2. Insurance carriers contradict claims: under Florida Workers Compensation, an insurance company or self-insured employer does not have to pay for your prescription drugs or medical care if they have challenged the claim. If your claim is recognized as work-related, then the carrier or self-insured employer will have to pay for medical treatment and medicines. In the event that your claim is controversial and assigned the pharmacy will not fill their prescriptions, they are able to use a pharmacy of their choice.
  3. At Valuecare Pharmacy, our biggest concern is you. We take the financial burden off the process of prescription medications and deliver to your doorstep with no problems. We have full knowledge of the process of Florida Workers Compensation and work with all parties both your claim to ensure you are getting the treatment you need.
  4. Your Current Prescriptions: Your insurance company cannot stop receiving the medications you are currently taking. Under the Florida Workers’ Compensation, insurance companies may not decide what prescriptions you are allowed to take. If an insurance company refuses to pay for a specific drug your doctor has prescribed for your illness or injury related to work, then the Board of Workers’ Compensation will make a decision in the dispute.

WHAT CAN I DO WHEN IT IS DIFFICULT TO GET A PRESCRIPTION FILLED OR I AM HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE PHARMACY WHERE I GET MY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION MEDICATION?

In Florida, an injured worker has the right to select a Workers Compensation Pharmacy or pharmacist.  Florida law prohibits interference with your right to choose a pharmacy or pharmacist. However, a pharmacy is not required to participate in the workers’ compensation program. If at any time, you become dissatisfied with your Workers Comp Pharmacy or pharmacist’s services, you can seek another Workers Compensation Pharmacy to fill your prescriptions.

Florida Workers Compensation Medical Benefits

Your employer is responsible for providing medical treatment through an insurance carrier which includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • An authorized primary doctor and specialist(s) when medically necessary.
  • All authorized medically necessary care and treatment related to your injury such as:
    • doctor’s visit
    • hospitalization
    • physical therapy
    • medical tests
    • prescription drugs
    • prostheses
  • Mileage reimbursement for travel to and from your authorized doctor and the pharmacy.

HELPFUL HINTS:

  • Do not delay in reporting your injury or illness. Your employer may authorize a doctor at the time of your accident, but the insurance carrier must authorize follow-up treatment.
  • If your accident results in emergency treatment, be sure to tell the emergency room you hurt yourself on the job, and give them a contact name and phone number of your insurance carrier or your employer.
  • Do not go on your own to your private doctor for treatment. The insurance carrier must authorize the doctor who is to treat you.
  • If your employer or insurance carrier does not respond to your request for medical treatment, you can contact the Employee Assistance and Ombudsman Office for assistance at 800 342-1741 or at wceao@myfloridacfo.com.
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Lost Wages and Other Monetary Compensation

The rate, amount, and the duration of compensation for all disability benefits are detailed in the workers’ compensation law.

For assistance, call 1-800-342-1741 or e-mail us at wceao@myfloridacfo.com.

TEMPORARY DISABILITY BENEFITS

There are two types of temporary disability benefits that you may be entitled to during your recovery, to make up for some of your lost wages:

  • Temporary Total disability (TT):
    • If your doctor says you cannot work, because of your work-related injury or illness, you should receive money equaling 66 2/3% of your regular wages at the time you were hurt, subject to a statewide maximum reimbursement amount.
    • You will not receive temporary disability benefits for the first 7 days of disability unless you are disabled more than 21 days due to the work-related injury as determined by the authorized doctor.
    • Certain severe injuries may entitle you to 80% of your regular wages for up to 6 months after the accident.
    • For an estimate of your benefits, please click here.
  • Temporary Partial disability (TP):
    • When the doctor states you can return to work with restrictions, you may be eligible to receive Temporary Partial Disability Benefits if you are unable to earn 80% of the wages you were earning at the time of your accident.
    • For an estimate of your benefits, please click here.

You can receive up to a total of 104 weeks of temporary disability benefits.

IMPAIRMENT BENEFITS (IB)

When your doctor states you are at Maximum Medical Improvement, your condition is not expected to improve significantly, and the doctor will have you evaluated for possible permanent work restrictions and an impairment rating.

  • If you receive a permanent impairment rating greater than 0%, you will receive money based on that rating.
  • For an estimate of your benefits, please click here.

PERMANENT TOTAL DISABILITY BENEFITS (PT)

If after reaching Maximum Medical Improvement your injuries are so severe, as defined by law, that you are left permanently unable to work, you may receive permanent total disability benefits.

For assistance in estimating PT benefits, please contact the Bureau of Monitoring and Audit at 850-413-1608.

DEATH BENEFITS

If a work-related death occurs within one year of the date of accident or five years of continuous disability, the following benefits may be due and payable up to a maximum total of $150,000:

  • Funeral expenses up to $7,500
  • Compensation to dependents, as defined by law
  • Educational benefits to the surviving spouse

 

For assistance, call 1-800-342-1741 or e-mail us at wceao@myfloridacfo.com.

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About us

Valuecare workers compensation pharmacy workers compensation and auto injury specialty pharmacy

 

  • Worker’s Compensation Services

    • No out-of-pocket charges to get your prescription filled.
      We bill the insurance company directly, eliminating the financial burden and inconvenience to you. You never have to wait for a reimbursement check.
    • No complicated insurance claim forms to complete.
      All you have to do is call your caseworker. We do the rest.
    • No trips to the drug store.
      Valucare promptly delivers your prescriptions at no charge right to your door. No more waiting in line at the drug store.
    • Complete confidentiality.
      Your privacy is our priority. Our caseworkers and pharmacy personnel are trained to handle matters with confidentiality and secure your privacy. We are compliant with all HIPAA laws.
  • Always There Every Step Of The Way

    The last thing that an injured person wants to do is have to visit the pharmacy and incur out of pocket expenses. At Valuecare, we encourage you to rest up and not have to worry about that. If you have a valid Workers Compensation or No-Fault Claim, we will take your claim on assignment, lay out all of the money for you so you pay $0 out of pocket, and deliver right to your doorstep within 24 hours.

  • Benefits Of Our Worker’s Comp Services

    The last thing that an injured person wants to do is have to visit the pharmacy and incur out of pocket expenses. At Valuecare, we encourage you to rest up and not have to worry about that. If you have a valid Workers Compensation or No-Fault Claim, we will take your claim on assignment, lay out all of the money for you so you pay $0 out of pocket, and deliver right to your doorstep within 24 hours.

  • Providing Prescription Relief At No Cost To You

    You are injured in a work-related accident. The last thing you need to worry about is out of pocket expenses for your prescription drugs. Valuecare No Fault Pharmacy Services takes care of that for you. You have the right to choose your pharmacy. The same insurance company which pays for your medical care and physical therapy will also pay for prescription drug coverage. Valuecare can provide you with all of your medication, delivered right to your door, with no worries and no hassles.

  • You pay nothing

    We serve our patients with quality and compassionate care. We are always just one phone call away. Our patient care representatives and pharmacists are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We work with your physician and coordinate all of your pharmacy needs. You pay nothing.

  • Teamwork

    We understand your needs. We can work with your physician, therapist and even your attorney to make sure all of your pharmacy needs are met. Valuecare is always a team player and always on your side.

  • Valuecare Works on Behalf of the Injured Worker, Taking Care of All Prescription Needs

    1. You Enroll
        • By Phone: Toll-Free 800-360-7902
        • By Fax: 347-846-0406

      How to Refer Your Workers’ Compensation Patients

    2. We Call You
      • A pharmacy representative will contact you to:
        • Complete your enrollment
        • Help coordinate and set up your prescriptions
    3. We Call Them
      • Our trained and licensed staff calls your insurance carrier to:
        • Verify your claim is active and approved
        • Handle claim reviews and reimbursement
    4. We Deliver
      • We’ll call you to schedule your first delivery, which will arrive same day or overnight direct to your door with no out-of-pocket expenses on active and approved claims.
    5. We Take Care Of You
      • We send your refills automatically and as prescribed – no reordering is necessary.
      • We bill the insurance company directly for all your medication costs.
      • We’ll work with your legal counsel to resolve any difficulty with your claim.
  • How can Valuecare help ?

    The last thing that an injured person wants to do is have to visit the pharmacy and incur out of pocket expenses. At Valuecare, we encourage you to rest up and not have to worry about that. If you have a valid Workers Compensation or No-Fault Claim, we will take your claim on assignment, lay out all of the money for you so you pay $0 out of pocket, and deliver right to your doorstep within 24 hours.

  • Advantages For Attorneys

    The last thing that an injured person wants to do is have to visit the pharmacy and incur out of pocket expenses. At Valuecare, we encourage you to rest up and not have to worry about that. If you have a valid Workers Compensation or No-Fault Claim, we will take your claim on assignment, lay out all of the money for you so you pay $0 out of pocket, and deliver right to your doorstep within 24 hours.

  • How we Service you

    The last thing that an injured person wants to do is have to visit the pharmacy and incur out of pocket expenses. At Valuecare, we encourage you to rest up and not have to worry about that. If you have a valid Workers Compensation or No-Fault Claim, we will take your claim on assignment, lay out all of the money for you so you pay $0 out of pocket, and deliver right to your doorstep within 24 hours.

We Accept prescriptions from the following Workers’ compensation companies:

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