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FSR Assembles in Tallahassee for Annual Capitol Day

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, the Florida Society of Rheumatology held its annual Capitol Day in Tallahassee. FSR members met with over 20 Florida state senate and house offices to discuss FSR's priority issues.

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, the Florida Society of Rheumatology held its annual Capitol Day in Tallahassee. FSR members met with over 20 Florida state senate and house offices to discuss FSR's priority issues.

Attendees began their day with an issue briefing to learn more about FSR's priority legislation and how to have a successful meeting. Legislative priorities included:

  • Non-Medical Switching Protections
  • Co-Pay Accumulator Ban
  • Increased PBM Transparency & Reporting
  • Fail First/Step Therapy Protocols

The main goal of the Florida Society of Rheumatology was to encourage legislators to add language consisting of patient protections and increased transparency for PBMs to both HB 7045 and SB 1338. While FSR supports these bills as they stand currently, it is critical to get Florida legislators to include protections for patients. 

The 2020 Capitol Day was an undoubted success and the Florida Society of Rheumatology is pleased to continue to working with these legislators to protect patients and providers across the state. We are already looking forward to next year's Capitol Day, and we hope you are there to join us!

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