On May 2-4, 2016, we saw first-hand that the College of American Pathologists (CAP)'s Policy Meeting (2016 CAP Policy Meeting — College of American Pathologists) is a must-attend event for pathologists. Seven Florida pathologists who are members of the CAP House of Delegates and the Florida Society of Pathologists attended this meeting. These included Drs. Marilyn Bui, Prudence Smith, Anne Champeaux, Jim Zhai, Jeffrey Smith, Oleksandr Kryvenko, and Peter Johnson. The meeting provided our Florida delegation with a unique opportunity to advocate for pathology and laboratory medicine, while also briefing us on key regulatory issues impacting the specialty and how to best advocate for legislative solutions to the problems that we all face.
Register today for the Florida Society of Pathologists (FSP) 2016 Summer Anatomic Pathology Conference, July 23-24 at the Four Seasons in Palm Beach, Florida. Act now — the early bird discount ends this Sunday, May 15!Register today for the Florida Society of Pathologists (FSP) 2016 Summer Anatomic Pathology Conference, July 23-24 at the Four Seasons in Palm Beach, Florida. Act now — the early bird discount ends this Sunday, May 15!
Attend the Florida Society of Pathologists (FSP) 2016 Summer Anatomic Pathology Conference, July 23-24 at the Four Seasons in Palm Beach, Florida. The summer conference will provide practicing pathologists educational opportunities on new scientific applications and technologic advances and will feature nationally renowned faculty presenting the most cutting-edge topics in thyroid pathology, GI, cytology and neuroendocrine pathology. An exciting new educational component has been added, an interactive microscopy course, allowing attendees the opportunity to engage with our faculty experts in an intimate and interactive learning environment. Attendees will have the opportunity to review challenging cases with fellow meeting attendees and invited panelists, Dr. Robert Petras and Dr. Sylvia Asa and provide feedback in real time.
Check out the new and improved Florida Society of Pathologists website, and experience firsthand how easy it is to navigate. Find what you are looking for by using the quick links on the right hand side or use the search bar on the top. Members can now pay their dues online, read about legislative updates and easily access the newsletter archive area. Access information about the Summer Conference and register online by logging into the members only area to receive discounted member registration rates.
Recap of the 2016 Legislative Session: Balance billing legislation passed
After many years of negotiation, HB 221 was passed with a unanimous vote in the Senate and a vote of 118-0 in the House. HB 221, which takes effect July 1, 2016, relates to out-of-network health insurance coverage and very well may materially alter how hospital based pathology groups conduct business. The bill applies to all emergency and nonemergency non-contracted, covered services rendered in a participating hospital setting.
Save the date for the FSP 2016 Summer Anatomic Pathology Conference
The conference will take place on July 23-24 at the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach, Florida. More information will be available soon regarding the scientific agenda and how to register on the FSP website. Interested in booking your hotel room at the Four Seasons Resort now?
Recap: 2016 Florida Society of Pathologists 42nd Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference:
"What an incredible meeting!" was the most common phrase heard on Sunday, Feb. 14, as FSP's conference wrapped up. Indeed, the meeting was a success. The gathering was opened by FSP President Margaret Neal thanking the physicians present for being an important part of the pathology profession.
Not too late to register for the 2016 Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference
Join us Feb. 12-14 for another sensational program featuring presentations on cutting edge pathology topics! Also attending are leading pathology affiliates from across the country displaying the latest in products and services for our pathologists. Register now before it's too late.
'Balance billing' proposal clears house panel Tampa Bay Business Journal
In an issue watched closely by doctors, hospitals and insurers, a House panel Tuesday, Jan. 19, 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." That can occur, for example, when patients need emergency care and are treated by doctors who are not part of the networks of the patients' insurers.