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Friday, May 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Judge Asked To Settle 'Dry Needling' Dispute »
A regulatory fight between acupuncturists and physical therapists over “dry needling” will be hammered out by a state judg...
Thursday, May 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
QPP Group Eligibility Status Now Available »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that physician practices/groups may now log into the CM...
Thursday, May 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Plans Challenge Medicaid Contract Decisions »
With tens of billions of dollars in contracts at stake, a dozen health plans have told Florida officials they are challeng...
Tuesday, May 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
OIR Approves Workers’ Comp Insurance Rate Decrease »
  Subject: Office of Insurance Regulation Press Release - OIR Approves Workers’ Comp Insurance Rate Decrease...
Saturday, April 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ransomware exposes records of 85,000 Center for Orthopaedic Specialists patients »
California's Center for Orthopaedic Specialists (COS) last week  disclosed  that its three facilities were affec...
Wednesday, April 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Names Nine Medicaid Health Plans But Challenges Loom »
Florida officials on Tuesday announced the names of the nine health plans the state wants to ink contracts with to provide...
Monday, April 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Workers’ comp revamp could return in Florida »
(NSF) Expect efforts to revamp workers' compensation insurance laws to return as new House and Senate leaders take over fo...
Friday, April 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FOS Call for Nominations »
Call for Nominations FOS to Elect new Regional Representatives for the Board of Directors in Region 1 & Region 2&nb...
Friday, April 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FOS Announces 2018 Emerging Leaders Program »
    2018 Emerging Leaders Program Application Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018 The...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Passes Strict Law on Opioids – What You Need to Know »
  In an effort to address the opioid crisis impacting communities across the state, the Florida Legislature approv...
Friday, February 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IPAB Repeal Achieved »
  We would like to thank all the groups who supported our efforts over the years to repeal the Independent Payment...
Thursday, February 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IPAB Repeal Included in Budget Deal »
  Good news on the IPAB repeal front.  IPAB repeal language is included in the budget agreement language that...
Thursday, January 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Guidance on Patient Status for Total Joints »
    The FOS is concerned with reports from around that State that hospitals and insurance carriers may b...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Monday, November 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA Raids Florida Stores That Consumers Use To Buy Drugs From Canada »
The Food and Drug Administration last month sent criminal investigation agents with search warrants into nine storefronts...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Finalizes Outpatient and ASC Rule, Removes TKA From IPO List »
On November 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the Hospital Outpatient Prospective...
Friday, November 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How the CMS final rule will affect orthopedic ASCs: 5 key notes »
    On Nov. 2, CMS  received  the 2018 final payment rule, providing a 1.2 percent increase in A...
Tuesday, November 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Blue To Stop Covering OxyContin To Prevent Opioid Abuse »
Florida’s largest health insurance company will stop covering OxyContin, the brand name for prescription opioid, beginning...
Friday, November 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
BUSINESSES TO GET WORKERS' COMP RATE CUT »
  By CHRISTINE SEXTON THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, November 1, 2017......... State...
Monday, October 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sweeping Measure Addresses Prescription Pills »
  Doctors would be limited to prescribing seven days' worth of opioids for patients with acute pain and would have...
Monday, October 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Plans Can No Longer Charge Providers Egregious Fees for Electronic Fund Transfers »
A  recent survey  by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) showed that 1 in 6 practices are paying...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Lawmaker Wants More Young Motorcyclists To Wear Helmets »
A state lawmaker wants more young motorcyclists to wear helmets. A state senator is working on removing the exemption for...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hurricane Irma and Medicare Disaster Related Claims »
Hurricane Irma and Medicare Disaster Related United States Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and State of Florid...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Surgical Center Proposal Re-Emerges For 2018 Season »
A Senate Republican on Tuesday proposed allowing patients to stay in ambulatory surgical centers for up to 24 hours, likel...
Friday, July 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS looks to drop payment for off-campus services by half »
The CMS wants to drop by half what Medicare pays when patients receive healthcare at medical facilities that are owned by...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Global Surgical Package »
CMS has issued a rule that will impact Florida starting July 1st.  On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, the Centers...
Monday, June 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court Rejects Medical Malpractice Caps »
The  Florida Supreme Court  on Thursday ruled that a law limiting pain-and-suffering damages in medical mal...
Thursday, June 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medical Records Case Goes To U.S. Supreme Court »
Arguing that a Florida Supreme Court ruling “undermines” a federal patient-safety law, a Jacksonville hospital system is a...
Thursday, May 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
OSHA Delays Electronic Record-Keeping Rule Compliance Date »
  Back in August, we reported on the new OSHA rul...
Tuesday, May 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Attention: Self-Insurers, Insurers, Claim Administrators, and Medical Service Providers »
The Florida Workers' Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual, 2016 Edition, adopted in Rule 69L-7.020, Flor...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency For Opioid Epidemic »
Executive Order Number 17-146 (Opioid Epidemic) - Research Desk Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order Number 17-...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cannabis Compromise Will Prohibit Smoking »
Source Health News Florida Florida patients may be able to vape or munch on medical-marijuana products but they alm...
Thursday, April 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legal Alert! Florida Consumer Debt Act Violations »
Legal Alert!  Florida Consumer Debt Act Violations   The Florida Orthopaedic Society and Bones Society...
Thursday, April 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Bill Limits Painkiller Prescriptions To 5-Day Supply »
The Florida House wants to fight opioid addiction by placing new restrictions on how doctors prescribe painkillers. T...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AAOS releases CPG on treatment of hip OA. »
  The AAOS Board of Directors has approved a new clinical practice guideline (CPG) on treatment of osteoarthritis...

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