Friday, March 31, 2017 12:34 PM

FSASC Member Legislative Alert 3.31.17

March 31, 2017 – HB 145 by Representatives Renner (R) Palm Coast and Fitzenhagen (R) Ft. Myers passed the Florida House yesterday by a vote of 79 to 34 largely along party lines with Republicans supporting the measure and Democrats opposing the bill. On Wednesday the sponsors successfully defended an attempt by Representative Diamond (D) St. Petersburg to amend the bill to impose a health care tax on ASCs that kept patients beyond midnight.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:34 PM

FSASC Member Legislative Alert 3.23.17

March 24, 2017 – Much of this third week of Session was spent in educating legislators and staff about the difficulty and problems for injured workers that will result from a change to Medicare-based workers’ compensation reimbursement proposed by the House. The House bill has been introduced as HB 7085.

FSASC Member Legislative Alert 3.17.17

March 17, 2017 – We have finished a busy second week of the legislative Session with a flurry of proposals affecting ambulatory surgery centers.

Workers’ Compensation
The House unveiled a Workers’ Compensation bill that proposes that ASCs be paid at 160% of the Medicare HOPD fee schedule. Because of significant differences between the 2015 Florida Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Manual and the Medicare methodology,

Medicaid FFS Claims moving to EAPG

Florida Medicaid is changing its reimbursement methodology for fee-for-service Medicaid to a bundled payment methodology developed by 3M known as Enhanced Ambulatory Patient Grouping (EAPG). This change will be effective for dates of service beginning July 1, 2017.


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.

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