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PIP AND EMCs the Court Rules
Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Third District Court of Appeal Upholds Lower Court Decision That the Disparity in EMC Evaluations Does Not Violate Equal Protection

Last week the Third District Court of appeal upheld a lower court decision stating it was lawful to preclude a chiropractic physician from performing an EMC determination under the PIP statute, finding that part of the PIP statute did not violate the equal protection clause of the Florida Constitution.  Progressive American Ins. Co. v. Eduardo J. Garrido, D.C., P.A. 

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Committee Meetings Continue in March to Annual Session
Monday, 20 February 2017
Tallahassee – State lawmakers were in Tallahassee last week for another round of committee meetings, and will return again this week for their last week of meetings, in preparation for their spring lawmaking session slated to begin on March 7th. Committee agendas now include consideration of individual member bills as well as presentations relating to the Governor’s budget recommendations for the coming fiscal year.

Here’s an update on the latest healthcare happenings last week, plus several other issues important to chiropractic that you’re likely to be hearing more about in the coming weeks during the legislature’s annual 60-day session.

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Legislators Continue Committee Work in Pre-Session Prep
Saturday, 11 February 2017
Tallahassee, Friday, February 10, 2017 – Florida lawmakers returned to Tallahassee this week, and will do so again over the next two weeks, for committee meetings in preparation for their annual 60-day lawmaking session slated to begin on March 7th. Full agendas are now more apparent as individual member bills are starting to be heard in addition to agency annual reports. Also the Governor’s recently released 2017-18 state budget recommendations are dominating spending discussions. 
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Websites Providing Medicare Information
Friday, 27 January 2017

Additional websites of interest for regular Medicare information are:

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Pre-session Committee Warm-up Includes Work Comp and No-Fault Discussions
Friday, 27 January 2017
Tallahassee – State lawmakers, returned to Tallahassee last week for another round of committee meetings in preparation for their annual 60-day lawmaking session slated to begin on March 7. Their pace has started to pick up now that members in both houses have received their committee assignments. Meetings finally started to dive deeper into the issues likely to be at the forefront during this year’s spring deliberations.

Among the variety of health care issues discussed, at least two continued to be closely monitored this week by the FCA Lobby Team: No-fault auto insurance and workers’ compensation. Here’s a closer look at committee work in both the Florida House and Senate this week on these two key issues.
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