State Legislation Update: Florida Proposal to Change Opioid Prescribing Requirements

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February 23, 2018

Proposed Bill: Florida House Bill 21

Title: Controlled Substances

Sponsor: Health & Human Services Committee & Health Quality Subcommittee

Summary: This bill requires certain practitioners to complete specified board-approved continuing education course to prescribe controlled substances. This bill, among other provisions, also establishes standards of practice for the treatment of acute pain and limits prescribing of opioids for acute pain in certain circumstances. Effective July 1, 2018.

Status: 2/22/2018 House - Health and Human Services Committee Read 1st Time

Similar Bill: Florida SB 8

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Legislation Introduced to Alleviate Impact of Conversion Factor Cut for 2021

Nov 09, 2020

Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021.  The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution.  AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills. 

Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.