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A Form to Help Non-Medicare Patients Understand Their Financial Responsibility
By Mollie Frawley, FCA Help Desk and Paul Lambert, FCA General Counsel   
Thursday, 12 February 2015
A new form advising non-Medicare patients of their financial responsibility is now available for download from this site. The difficulty of determining health insurance reimbursement frustrates patients, because they don’t know what the patient’s costs will be before treatment. The form is entitled “Advanced Notice and Agreement of Patient Financial Responsibility.”
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An Answer to Shrinking Reimbursements
By Debbie Brown, CEO, Florida Chiropractic Association   
Monday, 02 February 2015

The big news at FCA National was the historic roll-out of SecureCare of Florida, an independent physician association (IPA) that has potential to be a game-changer for chiropractic in Florida.  

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Patient Records Retention, Termination or Relocation of Practice, Death of a Physician
By Paul Lambert, FCA General Counsel   
Thursday, 08 January 2015

Q. How long must a doctor keep records? What is required when a doctor dies, retires, closes or sells the practice?

A. Records must be maintained for six years following the death or retirement of a physician, or the termination of a practice.

Two slightly conflicting Florida Statutes, a Rule of the Board of Chiropractic Medicine (BOCM) and HIPAA and Medicare regulations must be consulted to answer the question.

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Frequently Asked Questions - SecureCare of Florida
By SecureCare of Florida   
Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Here are answers to frequently asked questions which will aid your understanding of the new SecureCare of Florida IPA and how it can benefit you and your practice: 

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New Development: No Rescreening for Chiropractic Massage Establishment Owners
By Paul Lambert, FCA General Counsel   
Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Chiropractors choosing to accept non-patients for massage and keeping the massage establishment license will not need to again be fingerprinted and have a criminal background check by January 31, 2015. The Department of Health originally took the position that any physician fingerprinted and screened prior to January 1, 2013 would need to be fingerprinted again, because it was thought that the pre-2013 fingerprint and screening records are not available.

On September 8 the department notified the FCA that the pre-2013 records are available and will be used.

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