COVID-19 Waivers Creating Some Confusion

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There’s been some confusion over licensing requirements for out-of-state healthcare professionals in the state of Florida. It started in March, when Florida’s Surgeon General, Dr. Scott Rivkees, signed off on Emergency Order 20-002, which allowed healthcare professionals, advanced life support professionals and basic life support professionals holding a valid, unrestricted and unencumbered license in any…

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CMS Accelerating Payments, Streamlining Processes in Wake of COVID-19

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NOTE: On April 26, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is reevaluating the amounts that will be paid under its Accelerated Payment Program and suspending its Advance Payment Program to Part B suppliers effective immediately. The agency made this announcement following the successful payment of over $100 billion to…

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Appellate Court Rules Against Massage Therapists in PIP Payment Case

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A three-judge panel of the Third District Court of Appeal recently ruled that massage therapists are not entitled to receive personal injury protection (PIP) insurance benefits for treating patients injured in automobile accidents. The case, originally filed in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court, centered on bills for physical therapy services sent by Beacon Healthcare Center Inc.…

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