News & Updates
April 8, 2017 – The following summary was provided to Bob Reynolds, Lobbyist for the Florida Renal Administrators Association. Message from Bob: “Attached is the 2016 legislative summary (313 pages) containing all legislation passed by the Florida Legislature this past session. Please note that many of these bills have not been presented to the Governor, and as such, are subject to being vetoed. Pages 119-138 contain all health care related bills with brief summaries. In addition, pages 249-256, contain the legislation passed by the Affordable Health Care Access committee to include; Nurse licensure compact, transparency in health care bill, and telehealth legislation. All this information will be updated and provided to attendees at our annual conference. This was an extremely successful session for the Florida Renal Coalition. We attained “ALL” our legislative goals this year! This could not have happened without the support of our members who attended “ Florida Kidney Day” and the continual support of the Board. I especially want to thank Ron Watson my partner who did a fantastic job. Also, thanks to the Davita lobbying team who worked with us on passing the “drug transfer amendment”. Should you have any questions regarding any of the forgoing legislation or would like a copy of the bill sent to you , please let me know. View Summary
July 7, 2015 – The following summary was provided to Bob Reynolds, Lobbyist for the Florida Renal Administrators Association following his conversation and inquiries regarding the status of the Nurse Compact issue. The Florida Renal Administrators Association has been working on this issue with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) View Summary
June 26, 2015 – CMS Proposed Updates to Policies and Payment Rates for End-Stage Renal Disease Facilities for CY 2016 and Proposed Changes to the ESRD Quality Incentive Program. View Fact Sheet
November 2010 – The Florida Renal Administrators is presented with the “Community Service Award” at the 2010 Annual ESRD Network Meeting.
Effective October 1, 2009 – Any insurance company offering Medigap for OVER 65 must now also offer Medigap for UNDER 65.This is a tremendous victory for all Medicare beneficiaries under 65 and for the providers who support them.
June 10, 2009 – Governor Charlie Crist signed Medigap Bill
May 1, 2009 – The Medi-Gap Insurance Bill unanimously passed the House (115-0), and Senate (39-0), and has been sent to the Governor to become Law!