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Written Consent Required for Pelvic Exams in Florida
Practice Management Forms & Links
Thursday, 09 September 2021
During the 2020 Florida legislative session, a bill was introduced to require written consent before the performance of a pelvic examination.  Numerous physicians and physician groups immediately voiced their concerns about the ambiguities within the bill as to the definition of “pelvic examination” and requested clarification from the Florida legislature, the FCA being one of them.  As of July 1, 2021, Senate Bill 716, Consent for Pelvic Examinations, clarified the intent of the prior Senate Bill 698, and better defined the terms of the requirements for written and verbal consent prior to performing a pelvic examination.  
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Treating Minors Under Florida’s New “Parental Consent” Law
Practice Management Forms & Links
Tuesday, 31 August 2021
Prior to the 2021 Legislative Session, Florida law did not make it a crime to provide medical treatment to a minor child without parental consent.  House Bill 241, effective July 1, 2021, changed the law and now makes it a misdemeanor of the first degree for physicians and other health care providers to provide medical services to a minor without first obtaining written parental consent.  
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Government Required Posters for Your Office 2021
Practice Management Forms & Links
Thursday, 22 April 2021

The FCA receives calls from members on a regular basis, stating that they have received promotional mail offering up-to-date versions of one or all of the “posters you are required to display in your office” for a significant fee. Sometimes the poster service will tout a poster that isn’t even required by law. Most of the posters are to be posted in an area readily available to employees.

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2021 Medicare Fees Now Available
Medicare/CMS Forms & Resources
Tuesday, 05 January 2021

The 2021 Florida Medicare Fee Schedules as of 1/4/2021 are available.  Each of the 3 payable chiropractic codes in each of Florida’s 3 regions have three possible allowable fees: Par allowable, NonPar allowable and NonPar limiting fee.  These 9 fees are explained in the downloadable document linked below.

 

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Medicare ABN Form Updated: Use Mandated by January 1, 2021
Medicare/CMS Forms & Resources
Friday, 07 August 2020
CMS has approved the updated ABN form with an expiration date of 6/30/2023.  The deadline date for use of this updated form, originally mandated by August 31, 2020, has been extended to 1/1/2021 due to the pandemic. The renewed form may be implemented prior to the mandatory deadline. Read on for links to the form, instructions and important clarifications.
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