Member Alerts

Member Alert 7-01-19

As most ASCs know, their Administrators and CFOs must have Level Two Background Screening to serve in their capacities.  In 2018, Florida Statutes were changed to require that not only the people holding these positions should be screened, but also all Controlling Interests people must now be screened.  The point at which the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) is checking for compliance with this background screening is primarily done at the license renewal period.

It is important for all ASCs to update their AHCA profiles to show that they have provided Level Two Background Screening for the new Controlling Interest requirements.  For each person the ASC lists in the renewal application, AHCA must find a corresponding, current, and complete Level 2 background screening in the ASC’s Roster in the AHCA Clearinghouse in order for renewal licensed to be issued.  ASCs should ensure this new requirement is handled as far in advance as possible of their renewal date.

Click here for more information and instructions on how to update your AHCA profile. 

 

 

Member Alert 6-26-19

HB 843 was signed by Governor DeSantis last night, which includes several provisions, one of which will allow ASCs to keep a patient, if medically necessary, for up to 24 hours.  The new law will become effective on Monday, July 1st.

FSASC has worked on this piece of legislation since 2014.  In spite of many attempts to kill the bill this year, it was kept alive through the efforts of our legislative director Mike Cusick, our Senate Sponsor Gayle Harrell, House sponsor Representative Cindy Stevenson, and our House leaders, Representatives Ray Rodrigues and Paul Renner.

Passing this legislation was a tremendous effort over several years.  FSASC is grateful to it many members who contacted the Governor, legislators, wrote campaign contributions, testified to the legislature and gave to SurgiPAC.

FSASC will provide members with a white paper on how to implement the new regulations on 23 hour care in the coming days.

 

Member Alert 6-18-19

HB 843 passed the Legislature a few weeks ago.  Once it arrives on his desk,Governor DeSantis will have 15 days to sign it into law.  It is critically important that you and your physicians contact Governor DeSantis’ office and urge him to approve HB 843.

Tell him that the bill includes several provisions one of which would allow ASCs to keep a patient, if medically necessary, for up to 24 hours as allowed by the federal government and 40 other states.

Call Governor DeSantis at (850) 488-7146 or e-mail him by clicking here: https://www.flgov.com/email-the-governor/

 

Member Alert 5-31-19

HB 843 passed the Legislature a few weeks ago and is now with Governor DeSantis waiting for his signature to become law. Due to his recent trip to Israel, the healthcare bill was not signed before he left. Now that he is back, it is critically important that you and your physicians contact Governor DeSantis’ office and urge him to approve HB 843.

Tell him that the bill includes several provisions one of which would allow ASCs to keep a patient, if medically necessary, for up to 24 hours as allowed by the federal government and 40 other states.

Call Governor DeSantis at (850) 488-7146 or e-mail him by clicking here: https://www.flgov.com/email-the-governor/

 

 

End of Session Report 5-09-19

Click on the video icon below to watch this 2019 End of Session Report! 

 
<< first < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > last >>

Page 1 of 12