‘LIP’ PUBLIC HEARINGS TO START

Action Alert‘LIP’ PUBLIC HEARINGS TO START
The state Agency for Health Care Administration on Wednesday will start holding a series of public hearings about a request to extend the $2.2 billion Low Income Pool program. The so-called LIP program, which funnels money to hospitals and other health providers that care for large numbers of low-income patients, is scheduled to expire June 30 unless it is extended by the federal government. Uncertainty about the future of the program has played a key role in a budget impasse in the Legislature. AHCA last week sent a request to the federal government to extend the program for two years. As part of that request, AHCA must hold public hearings and take public comment. The first hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, 6850 Lake Nona Blvd., Orlando. The second hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at an AHCA office in Miami-Dade County, 8333 N.W. 53rd St., Doral. The third hearing will be at 2 p.m. Friday at AHCA’s headquarters, 2727 Mahan Dr., Tallahassee.

 

Tallahassee Agency for Health Care Administration

2727 Mahan Drive

Building 3

Conference Room A

Tallahassee, FL 32308

Conference Call in #1-877-299-4502

Participant Code #265 591 27#

 

Public Notice Document Low Income Pool Amendment Request
Posted April 20, 2015

http://ahca.myflorida.com/medicaid/statewide_mc/pdf/mma/Public_Notice_Document_LIP_Amendment_Req.pdf

 

May 2015 CMS Lunch & Learn

 

CAPITAL MEDICAL SOCIETY LUNCH & LEARN

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

 Payment Advocacy
&
Prescription for Preparedness, What Should the Doctor Order?

Capital Health Plan, 1491 Governors Square Boulevard

 For physician office staff (clinical and non-clinical), practice administrators, office managers and business office managers.  CMS member offices only!

Payment Advocacy
This presentation will include a legislative update with an emphasis on issues that impact provider reimbursement and practice administration.
Speaker:  Jarrod Fowler, M.P.H., Director of Advocacy, Florida Medical Association

Prescription for Preparedness, What Should the Doctor Order?
A brief overview of how to make your practice more disaster resilient.
Disaster preparation considerations for your Practice.  You First, Family, Friends, Facility.  Do your patients know your expectations?
Speaker:  Gail A. Stewart, MS, MA, CHES, CHSP, CHEP, CHSO, PMD, Health & Medical Preparedness Coordinator, Safety Coordinator, Florida Department of Health in Leon County

Sponsor:  Hancock Bank, Diana Cureton

Time:  12 Noon to 1:30 pm (seminar starts at 12:30 pm)

Place:  CHP Auditorium, 2nd Floor – 1491 Governors Square Boulevard

$10 per person.  For more information, call Rosalie Carlin at 877-9018

Registration Form (please print): Seating is limited, you must pre-register.   Reservation must include payment.

 Name/Office/Phone: _______________________________________________________________________

Email address: _______________________________________________________________________

Please register me for:

¦  Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Payment Advocacy & Prescription for Preparedness
Enclosed please find my check in the amount of $_____________________
    Please mail registration form and your check to:  Capital Medical Society, 1204 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308    (850) 877-9018

Physician Extenders

Physicians often supervise physician extenders in their daily practice.  If you currently supervise any physician extenders or are considering supervising a Physician Assistant, an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, an Anesthesiology Assistant or a Medical Assistant, take a few minutes and become familiar with the laws and rules related to supervising those extenders.  Remember, the physician is responsible for the actions of the extenders he/she supervises.

 

Grounds for Disciplinary Action; Action by the Board and the Department, Section 458.331(1)(dd), Florida Statutes, provides the following as grounds for disciplinary action: Failing to supervise adequately the activities of those physician assistants, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, advanced registered nurse practitioners, or anesthesiologist assistants acting under the supervision of the physician.

 

Below are applicable laws and rules related to various physician extenders.

 

Extender

Law

Rule

 

Physician Assistants

 

s. 458.347, F.S.

s. 458.348, F.S.

Rules 64B8-30, F.A.C.

 

Anesthesiology Assistants

 

s. 458.3475, F.S.

Rules 64B8-31, F.A.C.

 

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners

 

s. 458.348, F.S.

Rule 64B8-35, F.A.C.

 

Medical Assistants

 

s. 458.3485, F.S.

NA

 

Where do you find the laws, rules and the Board web site?

Florida Statutes (laws): http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm

Florida Administrative Code (Rules): http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm

Board’s website: http://www.FLBoardofMedicine.gov

 

Florida Board of Medicine – License Status Types for Renewal

 

License Status Types for Renewal

The different status types of a medical physician license can be confusing.  The information below is to help you better understand the status of your license and the renewal requirements for each status.

CLEAR ACTIVE– The licensed practitioner is clear to practice his/her profession in the state of Florida. The practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data.  To renew this license, the fee is $389.  Note:  For the renewal in 2016, licenses renewing “Active to Active” will see a one-time reduced fee of $279.  This status is subject to the CME requirements shown below.

CLEAR INACTIVE– The licensed practitioner is not authorized to practice in the state of Florida, but maintains a license. The practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data, complete the Physician Workforce Survey,and update his/her financial responsibility.  To change an active license to inactive status at renewal, the fee is $389.  To renew this license “Inactive to Inactive”, the fee is $150.  This status is subject to the CME requirements shown below.

DELINQUENT –The licensed practitioner held a CLEAR ACTIVE or CLEAR INACTIVE license, but failed to renew the license by the expiration date. The licensed practitioner is not authorized to practice in the state of Florida. The practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data and update his/her financial responsibility.  The fees for renewing this status range from $510-$1099 and can be found under the Fees tab on http://flboardofmedicine.gov/medical-doctor-unrestricted.  This status is subject to the CME requirements shown below.

RETIRED – The licensed practitioner is not practicing in the state of Florida, but maintains a retired license status. The licensed practitioner is not authorized to practice in the state of Florida. The practitioner is not obligated to update his/her profile data.  The cost to change an active status license to a retired status at the time of renewal is $55. To request retired status, a physician must submit a signed statement which includes full name, license number, and mailing address.  This status is NOT subject to the CME requirements shown below.

 

CME Requirements: General Hours:     38

Medical Errors:       2

Domestic Violence: 2 Required every 3rd biennium-included in the 40 hours

Please Note:  The 2016 renewal represents the first year when reporting CME course completions will be mandatory.  Are you renewal ready?

The Florida Department of Health sends renewal notices to licensees at least 90 days prior to the expiration date of their license.  We encourage you to verify that your mailing address is correct in our system to ensure receipt of the renewal notice.