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Monday, March 14, 2016 12:34 PM

Legislative Update 3.14.2016

The 2016 Florida Legislative Session ended last Friday. During this session, healthcare providers found themselves challenged with a host of issues as the legislative leadership attempted to steer Florida toward a more transparent and cost effective health care marketplace. There were many bills addressed this session in the area of health care and three of them dominated the discussions on the final day.

Friday, February 26, 2016 12:34 PM

Legislative Update for 23 Hour Care, Transparency in Billing, and Balanced Billing

The 2016 Session continues to be one of the most intense in recent memory with a strong focus on health care and insurance issues. House and Senate leaders are trying to be more cooperative as compared to last session where they remained apart on several key budget and health care issues. Normally, for example, at this point in the session the Leaders would have come to agreement on big budget issues and they would be starting conference negotiations on resolving other budget differences. Because they remain apart on health care, taxes, education and business incentive funds, the budget process is being delayed


Two New Workers' Compensation Rules Completed

The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation recently completed work on revisions to the billing and reference rules needed to accompany the 2015 ASC Reimbursement Manual.  The rules are expected to go into effect in mid-January of 2016.

FSASC Testifies Against Payment Method Proposal

FSASC testified before AHCA last week in response to a proposed implementation of a new payment methodology using Enhanced Ambulatory Payment Groups (EAPG).


23 Hour Care Passes House Select Committee

FSASC members, Mike Madewell of Panama City Surgery Center and Angela Martin of Alliance Surgery Center in Lake Mary, successfully testified in support of HB 85 before the Florida House Select Committee on Affordable Health Care Access. HB 85, by Representative Fritzenhagen (R) Ft. Myers, would allow patients to stay in an ASC for up to 24 hours.

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