Help Spread the Word: New Eligibility Screening Tool from Children's Medical Services

To Members of the Health Law Section and its Executive Council:

Many of us know that law and medicine are not necessarily diametrically opposed to each other.  I am taking the opportunity today to send you the attached news article links, showing how our professions can work together for the benefit of children in the State of Florida.  

The Health Law Section congratulates John S. Curran, M.D. of the University of South Florida’s College of Medicine, on his recent appointment as Deputy Secretary of Children’s Medical Services (“CMS”) with the Florida Department of Health (“DOH”).  One of the first tasks facing Dr. Curran in his new post will be getting the word out to nearly 13,000 children determined ‘ineligible’ for the CMS program last year that DOH has now implemented a new eligibility screening tool.  Many of these children may now once again be eligible for services to address their chronic and serious illnesses.

I am asking each of you who may represent family practitioners, pediatricians, and children’s hospitals to help get the word out about the revised CMS eligibility screening tool to your respective clients.  This could make a huge difference in the life of children in your community, so my deepest thanks to you in advance for your cooperation.

The Section also extends its gratitude to The Florida Bar Foundation and the FSU Public Interest Law Center for its support and hard work in bringing light to this important children’s health issue.

Very truly yours,

Charmaine T. M. Chiu

Chair, The Florida Bar Health Law Section

CCHIU@SMITHHULSEY.COM

Additional Resources

http://health.wusf.usf.edu/post/new-doh-hire-signals-new-approach-children-s-health#stream/0

https://thefloridabarfoundation.org/foundation-funded-project-protects-the-rights-of-chronically-ill-children-to-specialty-care/

 

Fall 2015 HLS Newsletter Available

Please see the link to the Fall 2015 Health Law Section Newsletter. Thank you to the authors that contributed to this issue.

If you would like to contribute an article for future issues, please contact the HLS Newsletter Editor, Shachi Mankodi at smankodi@broadandcassel.com.

In This Edition

  • The Rise of the ACO and the Surprising Lack of Compliance Guidance

  • Texting While… Treating? FCC Creates Exemption for Healthcare Provider- Patient Automated Communication

  • Meeting the Health Care Risk Management Challenge in the Evolution from the Fee-for-Service “Volume” Model to the “Value-Based” Program

  • Telemedicine and its intersection with Mobile Health Apps and Wearable Tech

  • Avoid Legal Pitfalls and Sham Transactions in Medical Directorships and Physician Arrangements

  • PRN: A Resource for Impaired Practitioners

Click the following link to download this edition in PDF format:  pdf Health Law Section Newsletter - Fall 2015 (2.09 MB)

Assistant United States Attorney Joins the Section Executive Council

Jason Mehta, Esq. was nominated to the Health Law Section Executive Council at the Council meeting on September 17. His term will end on July 1, 2016. Please make sure to welcome him at our next official function, Representing the Physician, taking place on January 7, 2016.

Download a copy of the official welcome letter from Section President, Charmaine Chu by clicking the following link:

  pdf Letter Welcoming Jason Mehta to the Executive Council (32 KB)  (PDF)

Fall 2014 Health Law Section Newsletter

Please see the link to the Fall 2014 Health Law Section Newsletter. Thank you to the authors that contributed to this issue. If you would like to contribute an article for future issues, please contact the HLS Newsletter Editor, Shachi Mankodi at smankodi@broadandcassel.com.

Click the following link to download this edition:  pdf Fall 2014 Newsletter (619 KB)

In This Issue

  • Update on Florida Sterile Compounding Laws
  • Medical Marijuana: What Florida Health Care Providers and Their Attorneys Need to Know
  • 10 Questions for Dr. Michael F. Gervasi (President and Chief Executive Officer of Florida Community Health Centers, Inc.)
  • Your Clients Know About HIPAA... But Are They Aware of FIPA?
  • E-filing Software Updates to Address Uniformity Concerns

 

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