Imagine this: the Florida Legislature believes that consumers need to be protected from unscrupulous business practices by physicians and facilities (including physicians, hospitals and surgery centers) and will require things like (1) publishing charges with huge signage, and (2) informing consumers how charges compare to hospital imaging center charges. Failure to do so will subject the physicians and the centers to civil fines of $1,000/day is grounds for professional discipline. The Bill also holds insurers responsible for paying for medical services, but not where the provider doesn’t have a contract with the insurer. This leaves out of network providers out in the cold and will mean significant notice requirements being imposed on all providers.
View the bill in it’s entirety HERE