How New Fla. Health Care Laws May Create More Confusion

Law360, New York (April 27, 2016, 12:17 PM EDT) -- Walter J. Taché

Magda C. Rodriguez On April 14, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law HB 1175 and its companion bill, HB 221, which impose important changes affecting hospitals, surgery centers, urgent care centers, physician practices, and health insurance companies. This article focuses primarily on the provision of health care services in the hospital or surgery center setting, but the new legislation has broad impact on many other entities involved in the health care system.

While the laws are designed to help patients price shop for elective, nonemergent care, the Florida Legislature has left various issues to be defined by...

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