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Legislators Begin Session Prep as PIP/No-fault Repeal is Filed
Thursday, 15 December 2016
Tallahassee – Florida’s newly-elected state senators assembled at the capitol this week for their first round of committee meetings preparing for their 2017 Legislative Session slated to begin in early March. House members, however, chose not to meet this week opting instead for two days of training seminars conducted last week.
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PIP Update New EMC Case
Friday, 02 September 2016
Must a patient/insured obtain an EMC determination in order to have access to the full $10,000 in PIP benefits?  Or is it the insurer’s duty to obtain findings that it is not an EMC?

This week the Fourth District Court of Appeal held that YES, the patient/insured must have an EMC determination in order to access the full $10,000 in PIP benefits; that if there is no EMC or if it is silent, the patient/insured is capped at $2,500 in PIP benefits.  Medical Center of the Palm Beaches, d/b/a Central Palm Beach Physicians & Urgent Care, Inc., a/a/o Carmen Santiago v. USAA. To get the full picture and access the opinion, read on.

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Are You Prepared for Mandatory Section 1557 Compliance?
Monday, 15 August 2016
The final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act went into effect on Monday, July 18, 2016. Section 1557 is intended to promote equity in health care and prevent discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in health programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Compliance requires posting certain notices in your office and there are consequences for failure to do so if you are not exempt.

Entities that are subject to the Final Rule include physician practices. Read on for a brief outline of the requirements and guidance on who is exempt from this rule.
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FCA Journal July/August/September 2016
Friday, 29 July 2016

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- The National by FCA 2016 Event Information

- New FCA 2016 HIPAA Compliance Manual & Forms Available

- Explaining Laser Classifications

- Answers to Your Important Malpractice Questions

- Lincoln Chair Chiropractic Research Program: Annual Update

- Teens, Tweens and Young Women Living in a Flood of Chemicals: What is the Impact?

- Beat Pain Without Dangerous Drugs

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NEW FCA 2016 HIPAA Compliance Manual and Forms Available Now
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has launched its Phase II HIPAA Audit Program. Physician practices will be selected for audits. Significant fines will be levied on practices that do not have a compliance program in place.

Read more to download the new 2016 HIPAA Compliance Manual and compliance forms today and fully implement them to avoid fines in the event of an audit. The manual is free to FCA members.

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