Member Alerts

FSASC Member Legislative Alert 3.6.17

March 6, 2017 – While last week was quiet for ASC issues in the legislature, this week is a whole other story. Tomorrow is the first day of the 2017 Session and the 23 hour care and patient culture survey bill will be heard in the House Healthcare Appropriations Committee. Also this week is the introduction of Workers’ Compensation “fix” bills in both the House and Senate.


FSASC Member Legislative Alert 2.21.17

February 21, 2017 - After hearing testimony from FSASC leaders, the House Subcommittee on Health Innovations passed HB 145 unanimously. This bill has the language that authorizes ASCs to keep a patient up to 24 hours. This is the first time that the bill passed without an opposition. Thank you to Dr. Shapiro and Mike Madewell for their excellent testimony.


FSASC Member Legislative Alert 2.13.17

The 2017 Regular Legislative Session is set to convene on Tuesday, March 7th in Tallahassee. FSASC is seeing a lot of activity related to pre-filing bills and committee meetings prior to the start of session.

FSASC expects that several hot topics of importance to ASCs will be addressed such as Workers’ Compensation, 23 hour care, billing transparency and other related licensure bills.

Last Week at the Capitol…

Monday, June 06, 2016 12:34 PM

AHCA Answers Questions on Website Requirements

One of the items of Transparency in Health Care Bill (or CS/CS/HB 1175) that has many ASCs worried is the method to implement the provisions of lines 100-115 of the bill which require the posting of bundled payments on an ASC’s website.  This requirement will not be enforced July 1 because AHCA has not yet defined what bundled payments mean.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:34 PM

2016 Legislative Session Summary 3.25.2016

The 2016 Florida Legislative Session capped off a year of turmoil between the House and Senate with occasional disagreements with the Governor. The number of bills passed by the Legislature has seen a steady decline over the last ten years but it seems like there has been an increase in the number of health care measures.

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