Legislative Updates

Update on Cigna PC of CP Payment Policy- Feedback Requested

As you will recall, in June the FSP, along with the CAP, and many other state pathology societies, successfully halted Cigna from discontinuing the reimbursement to pathologists for the professional component of clinical pathology. However, as of late, Cigna has reintroduced the policy and intends to discontinue reimbursement of the professional component. The FSP would like to hear from you regarding this policy change. Communicating and supporting our members is important to us and we appreciate your time in completing a short survey.

Update on Cigna Policy on Professional Component for Clinical Pathology

Informal announcement has been made by Cigna that they intend to reverse the proposed policy update and will continue to make payments for the professional component of clinical pathology.

Important Advocacy Update: FSP's Response to Cigna Policy Update

FSP responds to Cigna's policy update to suspend payment of professional component for clinical pathology.

FSP Legislative Report

The Florida Legislature adjourned Sine Die last Friday April 30.

UHC Settlement Approved by Court on February 14: Pathologists to Receive Over $1MM in Payments

In October, the FSP shared news with members that the class action settlement between Palmetto Pathology Services P.A. and UHC was reached with favorable terms to Florida pathologists securing payment from UHC for all past and future PC-CP Medicaid claims. The Settlement was approved by the Court on February 14, 2021.

A Message from FSP President, Qihui “Jim” Zhai, MD on FSP Advocacy Impact

A message from Florida Society of Pathologists President Qihui "Jim" Zhai, MD, FCAP on the impact of FSP's advocacy efforts and why it is so vital to be a member of the FSP.

Update on UHC Medicaid PC-CP Class Action – Time Sensitive Action Required!

In October, the FSP shared the news with members that the class action settlement between Palmetto Pathology Services P.A. and UHC was reached with favorable terms to Florida pathologists securing payment from UHC for all past and future PC-CP Medicaid claims. All past PC-CP Medicaid claims must be made before December 21, 2020 or they will be forever waived.

2020 Florida General Election Results

2020 Florida General Election Results

Breaking News: Class Action Settlement Securing Past and Future PC-CP Payments from United Healthcare on Medicaid Line of Business

On October 23, 2020, a class action settlement securing past and future PC-CP payments from United Healthcare on Medicaid line of business was reached on favorable terms to the pathologists. 

Florida Medicaid 2020 Practitioner Laboratory Fee Schedule Update

An update as of June 30 on the 2020 Laboratory Practitioner Fee Schedule for the Professional Component in Clinical Pathology.

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