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Wednesday, March 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wednesday, March 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Be Prepared: Kidney Patient Prep for Coronavirus »
Coronavirus is spread mainly from person to person. Older adults and people with kidney disease or other severe chronic me...
Friday, February 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Professionals Aided on Loan Defaults »
February 12, 2020 With no discussion, the Florida Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill that would shield he...
Friday, February 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill Correctly for Medicare Telehealth Services »
In a recent   report ,  the Office of Inspector General (OIG) determined that the Centers for Medicare &...
Friday, February 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ransomware Attacks Cost Healthcare Sector At Least $160M Since 2016 »
Comparitech researchers assessed ransomware attacks on the healthcare sector since 2016 and found providers have spent at...
Friday, February 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Professionals Aided on Loan Defaults »
With no discussion, the Florida Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill that would shield health-care providers...
Thursday, February 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
House panel advances bipartisan surprise billing legislation despite divisions »
BY  PETER SULLIVAN The House Education and Labor Committee on Tuesday approved a bill to protect patients fro...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bipartisan Ways and Means leaders unveil measure to stop surprise medical bills »
The bipartisan leaders of the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday released their legislation to protect patients from...
Friday, February 7, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
FSN Joins Florida Patient Protection Coalition »
Florida Patient Protection Coalition formed to combat misinformation regarding the level of education, training between...
Wednesday, December 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Administration proposes new rules to increase organ transplants »
The AP (12/17, Neergaard) reports the administration “proposed new rules Tuesday to increase organ transplants – ste...
Friday, December 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court To Hear Medical Malpractice Dispute »
SUPREME COURT TO HEAR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE DISPUTE December 4, 2019 NSF Staff The Florida Supreme Court...
Friday, November 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicaid Health Plans Get Mixed Grades »
Managed care plans that participate in Medicaid and the Florida KidCare program received mixed grades on a “scorecard” rel...
Friday, November 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Launches Health Care Cost Transparency Website »
The State of Florida is now providing consumers with more information about health care costs. Governor Ron DeSantis vi...
Friday, October 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
HB 831 Electronic Prescribing »
At the behest of the Florida Retail Federation and the big chain pharmacies, Rep. Amber Mariano introduced HB 831, a bill...
Friday, October 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
RPA Joins AMA on Surprise Billing Letter to Congress »
On Oct. 16, RPA joined with the AMA and other organized medicine groups in a letter petitioning Congress to enact surp...
Monday, October 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Supreme Court Eyes Medical Malpractice 'Crisis' »
In a case stemming from a woman’s lung-cancer death, an appeals court Friday urged the Florida Supreme Court to look again...
Thursday, August 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kidney Community Bill Introduced in House »
On July 23, the House version of the Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2019 (H.R. 3912)...
Friday, July 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fees A Sore Subject As Telehealth Moves Forward »
Source: The News Service of Florida ,  Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- The Florida panel that regulates medic...
Monday, July 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Information On Nonopioid Alternatives For The Treatment Of Pain Pamphlet »
House Bill 451, Nonopioid Alternatives, was approved by Governor DeSantis and is effective July 1, 2019. The bill requires...
Monday, June 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court Reverses Course On Expert Witnesses »
TALLAHASSEE --- In a move that left little doubt about the new direction of the Florida Supreme Court, justices on Thursda...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home health referrals and clinical documentation requirements »
A collaboration webinar Wednesday, July 24 1-2:30 p.m. ET Delivery language: English Do you order or certify...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHS Report Confirms Cost-Effectiveness of Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage »
On May 10, the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) issued a report indicating tha...
Monday, May 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
For The First Time, Employed Docs Outnumber Self-Employed Docs »
he milestone continues a long-term trend that has shifted the distribution of physicians away from ownership of private pr...
Monday, May 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lawmakers OK Ride-Share Services For Medicaid »
Transportation options for Medicaid patients could be just an app away. Lawmakers this week gave final approval to a bill...
Saturday, April 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congressional Panel: Consumers Shouldn't Have To Solve Surprise Medical Bill Problem »
One point drew clear agreement Tuesday during a House subcommittee hearing: When it comes to the problem of surprise medic...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kidney Health Atlas reveals global burden of disease, inequities in access »
A global study of the burden of kidney disease released during the International Society of Nephrology meeting here sugges...
Thursday, March 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
RPA Makes Recommendations to CMS on ASC Payments to Maintain Stability of Vascular Access Services »
On March 8, RPA sent recommendations to CMS as the Agency continues its policy development process for the 2020 Ambula...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How these 4 specialties used telemedicine to save nearly $600,000 »
The Connecticut Medicaid program saved almost $579,000 after a federally qualified health center with 200 locations across...
Friday, January 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Colorado to pay for outpatient dialysis care for undocumented immigrants »
Colorado’s Medicaid program will cover the cost of outpatient dialysis for undocumented immigrants starting Feb. 1. The...
Thursday, November 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
RPA Comments on Anti-Kickback Statute Address ESRD Telehealth Technologies, Nutritional Supplements »
On October 24, RPA submitted comments to the HHS Office of Inspector General in response to a Request for Information (R...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senators Introduce Legislation To Prevent Surprise Medical Bills »
The Hill  (9/18, Sullivan) reports senators from both parties are “unveiling a draft measure to crack down on surpris...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
RPA Seeks to Reverse E&M Code Change Proposals »
The 2019 Medicare Fee Schedule proposed rule included a relatively stunning proposal to revise evaluation and manageme...
Friday, July 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Azar: HHS to rewrite health care privacy rules »
Congressional Quarterly  (7/26, McIntire, Subscription Publication) reports that on Thursday, HHS Secretary Alex Aza...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Urgent Regulatory Alert for Nephrologists in Florida »
The FSN leadership wants to make sure that all of our members are prepared for implementation of HB 21 - Controlled Substa...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Care Boards To Huddle About Drug Rules »
Florida lawmakers this year passed a bill that limits prescribing of controlled substances for patients suffering from acu...

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