Florida HB 843: extending recovery time in the ASC

A recent article by ECG Management Consultants analyzes Florida's HB 843 and what it means for Florida ASCs.

 Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on ECG's website

On June 25, the Florida State Legislature passed the healthcare-related House Bill (HB) 843, which contained two provisions that will have a direct impact on Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) in the state.

The first provision pertains to pediatric patient care in ASCs and according to the bill summary will require “the Agency for Health Care Administration to adopt rules that establish standards related to the delivery of surgical care to children in [an] ambulatory surgical center.”

The second provision is of immediate significance as it changes the existing Florida state healthcare statute 395.002. As described in the bill summary it changes Florida state healthcare statute 395.002 to “allow a patient to stay in an ASC for up to 24 hours and deletes the current-law requirement that a patient be admitted and discharged on the same working day without staying overnight.” Click here to continue>>


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