Contact House Economic Affairs Committee NOW re Bad PIP Bill | ACA Network Survey Deadline
By The FCA
Thursday, 23 February 2012
Legislative Alert: Contact House Economic Affairs Committee NOW re Bad PIP Bill by Jack Hebert, FCA Government Relations Director and Paul Lambert, FCA General Counsel
The House Economic Affairs Committee will take up House bill 119 – the onerous bill which would create an emergency room-only PIP system – at its next meeting, beginning at 8am tomorrow morning. While no agenda and no amendments have been formally published, the FCA has been informed that a new bill text is likely to be offered as an amendment. Any such amendment is unlikely to cure the original bill’s problems of no access to chiropractic services, allowing provider examinations under oath, mandating legal fee caps, and the many other onerous provisions of this bill that also does nothing to address criminal fraud.
PLEASE CONTACT THE 18 MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE ECONOMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE THIS AFTERNOON via phone and e-mail, asking them to vote NO on House Bill 119 or any new version of it that would restrict Floridians’ right to choose their care following an automobile accident. For access to contact information and further messaging details through the FCA web site, click here. Please act NOW. Thank you for your help.
ACA Network Survey Deadline This Friday This is just a reminder from your Florida ACA delegates that the deadline for ACA’s questionnaire regarding the practices of chiropractic networks is fast approaching. If you haven’t completed the questionnaire yet - or started it intending to come back to it later - now is the time to make your voice heard. Many of you have shared your concerns with us during the last few years - your responses to this questionnaire will allow ACA to assess the overall impact of the practices of chiropractic networks on the profession at the national and state level. Please take 15 minutes to complete the questionnaire, located at https://networks-aca.questionpro.com by this Friday, February 24th. We can only have a more complete picture if as many doctors as possible participate, so feel free to forward this message to your colleagues. If you have any questions, please contact ACA via email at InsInfo@acatoday.org. Thank you for participating in this survey.