Post Edited (nicolecd11) : 2/1/2011 1:47:48 PM (GMT-7)
I just had my annual MRI done and my out of pocket expense paid my entire yearly maximum out of pocket! The full cost of the MRI was over $9,000.00. I am glad I got my yearly max of out of the way.... Still! 1,500.00 for an MRI is so cheap!
Here is more information.......
Highlights of new Florida law
A law (SB 2272) taking effect today aims to better regulate doctors in the pain management industry with requirements including the following:
- Only physicians can own clinics and prescribe controlled substances to its patients.
- Pain management doctors must have relevant specialized training, starting in 2012.
- Careful records must be kept to show patients were examined on days they got prescriptions, and that anyone who paid cash without insurance doesn’t get more than a 72-hour dose of controlled substances from a doctor’s office.
The law also authorizes the Department of Health to put a ceiling on the number of prescriptions any clinic can write in a 24-hour period, although no limit has been set yet.
Good information Dani! Thank you for looking it up for us!
Maybe the new rules will help keep most of them honest now.
All in all, I am proud they are finally fighting the epidemic. It must have been a long and arduous process to weed out the politicians that were profiting from the "Pill Mills". Lets be honest, someone had their fingers in the pie. Otherwise, the would never have exploded in profits for so long.
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Also, Welcome to the forum!