Legislative
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:34 PM

FSASC Pursues Workers’ Compensation Rule Challenge

June 20, 2017 - Over 230 ASCs in Florida receive reimbursement for Workers’ Compensation cases. Under a new rule adopted by the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation, getting paid correctly will become much harder. The obstacles placed by the new rule are so great that FSASC has sued the Department to block the rule from going into effect.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:34 PM

FSASC Update: HB 1253, Patients Rights and Responsibilities

As you may have read in FSASC Legislative Updates, the Legislature passed HB 1253, expanding patients’ rights. HB 1253 adds a new right to the Patient’s Bill of Rights and Responsibilities which makes it clear that a patient has a right to be accompanied not only by a family member, but by any person of the patient’s choosing during their episode of care. 

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Monday, May 01, 2017 12:34 PM

FSASC Member Legislative Alert 5.1.17

May 1, 2017 – This week is the final week of the regularly scheduled 2017 Legislative Session. Most of the thousands of bill that were filed will not make it to the end of the session because they remain unheard in committees in the House and Senate. The final days will be devoted to budget, tax and significant policy issues as identified by the House Speaker and Senate President.

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Monday, April 17, 2017 12:34 PM

FSASC Member Legislative Alert 4.17.17

April 17, 2017 – Last week was a short one in the state capitol as the House and Senate only scheduled meetings for Wednesday and Thursday. Although short, members were busy passing the budget bills back and forth agreeing to disagree in preparation of conference negotiations.

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Monday, April 10, 2017 12:34 PM

FSASC Member Legislative Alert 4.10.17

April 10, 2017 – Last week the Florida Senate and House adopted two different solutions to the Workers’ Compensation premium increase. The House bill, HB 7085, includes numerous changes including a shift to a Medicare based fee system at the HOPD rate that includes language giving the Three Member Panel authority to regulate non-Medicare covered issues including implants, disposable medical devices and non-covered procedures.

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