Exploring Critical Business and Legal Issues across the Healthcare and Life Sciences Industries
Exploring Critical Business and Legal Issues across the Healthcare and Life Sciences Industries

Reforms to the Florida Patient Self-Referral Act: A Closer Look at the Impact of SB 768

By and on July 28, 2023

Florida Senate Bill 768 (SB 768) amends the Florida Patient Self-Referral Act of 1992 (PSRA), which regulates referrals from healthcare providers, including physicians, to entities in which they have ownership and other investment interests. This amendment, which became effective July 1, 2023, has important implications for Florida physicians subject to the PSRA by making the physician supervision requirements less onerous. Although this change offers potential benefits, Florida physicians, including those who do not currently participate in the Medicare program but are subject to the PSRA, must ensure they understand and implement the revised supervision requirements, which are identical to Medicare’s supervision requirements.

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Jamie Gelfman
Jamie Gelfman is board certified in health law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education and is certified in healthcare compliance (CHC) by the Society of Corporate Compliance and the Health Care Compliance Association. Jamie works with healthcare clients on the full scope of legal issues that shape their business strategies. She is deeply experienced in regulatory, compliance, reimbursement and licensure matters, with particular experience in the administration of Medicare and Medicaid programs, fraud and abuse, privacy and security, and scope of practice issues. With more than a decade of healthcare legal experience based in Florida, Jamie is a valuable partner for healthcare companies doing business in or working to expand operations in the state.

Lester Perling
Lester J. Perling counsels healthcare providers on a variety of regulatory, compliance, enforcement and reimbursement matters, with particular focus on fraud and abuse compliance and investigations. Board-certified in health law by The Florida Bar and certified in healthcare compliance by the Health Care Compliance Association, Lester leverages decades of health industry experience to provide strategic and business-centric counsel to providers engaging in transactions, addressing compliance matters or when facing government and private payor audits, as well as federal and state administrative, civil and criminal investigations. He is particularly experienced in helping clients address regulatory and billing compliance matters.




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