News / Updates

August 13, 2014
"Your Roadmap to Survival in Healthcare" Read More


May 21, 2014
Important: Increase in Reported Measles Cases - United States 2014

Dear Physicians: Important information regarding a higher number of reported cases of Measles in the United States this year.   Patricia

 

Important: Increase in Reported Measles Cases - United States 2014

  

The National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is requesting all immunization programs share the following information with all health care providers and infection control specialists: 

Read More


April 29, 2014
Report Shows 20-year US immunization Program Spares Millions

April 28, 2014 

Dear Physicians -

Report Shows 20-year US Immunization Program Spares Millions of

Children From Diseases

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) features an article on Vaccines for Children program celebrating 20-years.  This report is available at

Read More


April 28, 2014
House Bill 7113

April 25, 2014 

Dear Physicians – Unfortunately the Florida House of Representatives just voted to pass HB 7113 by a vote of 74 yes to 42 no.   This is the massive health care bill that among other things, ensures three disputed trauma centers remain open, gives long-sought powers to nurse practitioners, expands the use of telemedicine, allows pharmacists to supervise additional technicians and strips the Miami-Dade County Commission of power to approve labor contracts at the massive Jackson Health System.  

Read More


April 28, 2014
Legislative Update from Tallahassee - Week Eight

We are entering the last week of the 2014 legislative session. 

HEALTH INSURANCE LEGISLATION (SB 1354/HB 1001)

 

With SB 1354 (http://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2014/0408) having passed all of its committees in the Senate, this legislation is now set to be heard on the Senate floor today, Monday, April 28.  We expect SB 1354 to be brought up for a vote and passed out of the Senate on Tuesday, April 29.

Read More


April 24, 2014
Legislative Alert - Expansion of Scope of Practice

Dear Physicians – 

House Bill (HB) 7113 is being heard TOMORROW – April 24, 2014 on the House Floor.  This bill will be heard and voted on by all 120 House members.  This BAD bill will significantly expand nurses' scope of practice.  HB 7113 does the following:


Read More


April 14, 2014
Legislative Update from Tallahassee - Week Six

HEALTH INSURANCE LEGISLATION (SB 1354/HB 1001) 

On Tuesday, April 8, SB 1354 by Senator Denise Grimsley unanimously passed the Senate Banking & Insurance Committee. This was the final committee stop for SB 1354, and it is now ready to go before the full Senate for a vote.

Read More


April 4, 2014
Legislative Update from Tallahassee - Week Five

HEALTH INSURANCE LEGISLATION (SB 1354/HB 1001) 

On Tuesday, April 1, SB 1354 by Senator Denise Grimsley was temporarily postponed in the Senate Banking & Insurance Committee because of a minor technical issue. However, the committee will take up SB 1354 on Tuesday, April 8, when it meets again. Thank you to FMA Council on Legislation Chairman Neal Dunn, M.D., for taking time away from his busy practice on Tuesday to be in Tallahassee and ready to testify before the Senate Banking & Insurance Committee.

Read More


March 28, 2014
Legislative Update from Tallahassee - Week Three

Please read and act on items highlighted in yellow, below.

As week three of the 2014 legislative session draws to a close, here is what is on the horizon for next week. On Tuesday, March 25, the Senate Heath Policy Committee will hear two very important bills that require everyone's attention and action: Senate Bill (SB) 1354, the DCMA/FMA's health insurance legislation, and SB 1352, the nurse practitioner controlled substance prescribing legislation. Also on March 25, we expect the House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee to take up House Bill (HB) 1001, which is the companion to SB 1354.

Read More


March 15, 2014
FMA Legislative Update from Tallahassee - Week Two

On Monday, week two of the 2014 legislative session began with the FMA hosting a meeting with all specialty society lobbyists. This is a standing Monday morning meeting that takes place during the legislative session at their downtown office near the Capitol. It provides the House of Medicine’s lobbying team with an opportunity to share information and coordinate strategy. 

Read More

<< prev - page 1 of 2 - next >>