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.

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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…

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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.

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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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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.

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