Legislative Updates

'Balance Billing' Proposal Clears House Panel

In an issue watched closely by doctors, hospitals and insurers, a House panel Tuesday approved a proposal aimed at protecting patients from surprise charges when they need emergency care. The bill (HB 221), approved by the House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee, deals with an issue known as "balance billing."

Balance Billing Hot Issue for 2016

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation will support efforts to limit what physicians can charge insured patients who seek emergency medical care from out-of-network providers.

Letter to FCSO on Special Histochemical Stains and Immunohistochemical Stains

The Florida Society of Pathologists (FSP), representing more than 350 pathologists in the state of Florida, appreciates this opportunity to comment on the draft Local Coverage Determination: Special Histochemical Stains and Immunohistochemical Stains (DL36324).

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