Legislative
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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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.
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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.
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