Member Alerts

FSASC Member Legislative Alert 12.7.17

December 8, 2017 – The Legislature just conducted the final week of committee meetings prior to the January 9, 2018 start of the regular Legislative Session. It was a busy week that featured SB 250 by Senator Steube (R) Sarasota, passing the Senate Health Policy Committee by unanimous vote of the Senators in attendance. The committee did, however, adopt an amendment to the bill that would require the Agency for Health Care Administration to adopt rules prior to children being allowed to stay in an ASC past midnight of the day of surgery. If enacted all other patients would be allowed to stay for up to 24 hours based on the time of admission to the ASC.

Friday, October 13, 2017 12:34 PM

FSASC Pursues Workers’ Compensation Protection in Court

10/13/2017 - FSASC appeared in court this week during the trial over the Workers’ Compensation Dispute Resolution rule challenge that it filed on behalf on the membership. FSASC has alleged that the rule proposed by the Division of Workers’ Compensation governing the Dispute Resolution process conflicts with the Florida Statutes and should not be allowed to go into force.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 12:34 PM

New AHCA Incident Reporting System is Live

Below is the notice that was sent by AHCA. As of June 28, 2017, ASCs are required to use this new system when submitting adverse incident reports. To access the system and the user registration guide, visit the AHCA’s Office of Risk Management and Patient Safety website.

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.

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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