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Latest on ASH/Florida Blue: ASH Has Informed Participating Providers
Thursday, 05 February 2015

The FCA received the following notice from American Specialty Health on February 4, 2015:

 

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Athletic TIPS Added to Lineup for FCA Events
Thursday, 22 January 2015
FCA's 2015 Convention lineup will offer attendees a special opportunity to participate in an Athletic TIPS™ certification seminar, sponsored by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP). This eight-hour seminar, approved for continuing education credit, will be offered four (4) hours on Saturday and four (4) hours on Sunday, as another exciting Panhandle Convention  educational option at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort. See the Quick Glance Planner  for details as to specific class times.
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In response to popular request: Here's the easy-to-edit patient notice for DCs who choose to opt out
Thursday, 08 January 2015
The FCA continues to stay engaged to provide the latest and best possible information to assist Florida DCs in their individual decision-making regarding the Florida Blue change in network administration to American Specialty Health (ASH).  Updated FAQ's and the latest update for DCs who are already in the ASH network are posted for your convenient access on the FCA site.

In response to member requests, an easy-to-edit Word document of a patient notice for DCs who choose to opt out of the Florida Blue/ASH network is also posted and can be downloaded.  Read more to access it.
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Corrected Notice to Doctors Participating in ASH Networks
Tuesday, 23 December 2014

ASH Misreported December 24, 2014 Opt-out Date

If you are a “Par Provider” with American Specialty Health Group (“ASH”) through your contract with ASH and Cigna or another carrier, please read further.

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Florida Blue & ASH: Important Update
Monday, 08 December 2014

Important Update and Questions Answered1

FCA CEO Debbie Brown, Assistant General Counsel Kim Driggers, and Insurance Chair Art Levine, attended an FCA-requested, in-person meeting with Florida Blue and American Specialty Health Group (ASH) representatives on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, in Jacksonville, FL.

Based upon heavy call volume from Florida DCs regarding the announcement of Florida Blue’s planned shift of management of its network to ASH beginning April 1, 2015, the FCA is providing this summary (a) to assist in answering frequently asked questions so that individual Florida DCs can make an informed individual decision as to whether or not to join the ASH/Florida Blue network; and (b) to let members know that the FCA understands the importance of this change and is staying engaged in the process to the extent allowed by law.  We emphasize that the antitrust laws require that each member/DC make his or her own individual decision whether or not to join the ASH/Florida Blue network without consultation or discussion with any other member/DC’s and without informing any other member/DC whether he or she intends to participate in the network or not.  Likewise, we cannot provide you with any recommendation.  Each practice must make its own decision based on its individual best interest and that of its patients. 

We thank you for sharing your questions.  Here are the most frequently asked questions to date and answers as of this writing:

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