WHEREAS, Recent Florida Supreme Court opinions have struck down certain types of pre-treatment arbitration agreement (SC 15-67) and statutory caps on medical malpractice awards (SC 15-1858). WHEREAS, FMA public policies 283.004 and 283.020 support the concept and use of pre-treatment arbitration agreements. WHEREAS, While a legislative or constitutional cure for these ruling would be ideal,
WHEREAS, Third party payor contracting is one of the most cited reasons for employed physicians electing not to form their own practice. WHEREAS, Established physicians currently in a specific insurance network who elect to form a new practice are often denied entry into that same network under the premise that the network is full and
WHEREAS, Federal, state, and local compliance issues are consistently a source of confusion and frustration among physicians. WHEREAS, Other national organizations and state medical associations offer customizable compliance plan toolkits that address the most common issues faced by physician employers. WHEREAS, The cost of standalone compliance toolkits for a medical office ranges from $300- $1,500.
WHEREAS, Establishing a new solo or small group practice is an immense undertaking for even the most business savvy physicians. WHEREAS, There are limited up to date resources for physicians seeking to embark on a new solo or small group practices. WHEREAS, Few if any resources are available that are specific to Florida’s laws, regulations,