• UCF College of Medicine expands physician practice, partners with Florida Hospital, embraces new moniker

    Florida Hospital and the University of Central Florida (UCF) Health are sinking deeper roots in Central Florida with a new physician practice located in the heart of Lake Nona.

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  • CMS confirms Oct. 1 switch; healthcare consultant offers cautionary notes

    Successful completion of a full week of end-to-end testing of the new ICD-10 coding shows the healthcare industry is ready for the next step toward total conversion from ICD-9 coding, Marilyn Tavenner, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said before her departure from the federal agency earlier this year.

  • A conversation with ASAM President Dr. Stuart Gitlow

    With three states plus the District of Columbia sanctioning recreational use of marijuana and virtually all other states either allowing for or considering decriminalization and/or medical use of the drug, the great marijuana debate has become a legislative hot topic over the last three years.

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  • Florida’s Sovereign Immunity Law strongest in nation

    A vital piece of legislation that many physicians remain unaware of makes it easier for them to volunteer at the state’s free and charitable clinics: Florida’s robust sovereign immunity (SI) law, considered the strongest of its kind in the nation.

  • Volunteer physicians enjoy camaraderie at free clinics, made possible by state’s strong sovereign immunity law

    Every Monday afternoon, retired Clearwater cardiologist Paul Kudelko, DO, FACC, heads to the Clearwater Free Clinic in Clearwater to volunteer with third-year residents from Nova Southeastern University near Fort Lauderdale.

  • UCF College of Medicine expands physician practice, partners with Florida Hospital, embraces new moniker

    Florida Hospital and the University of Central Florida (UCF) Health are sinking deeper roots in Central Florida with a new physician practice located in the heart of Lake Nona.

  • CMS confirms Oct. 1 switch; healthcare consultant offers cautionary notes

    Successful completion of a full week of end-to-end testing of the new ICD-10 coding shows the healthcare industry is ready for the next step toward total conversion from ICD-9 coding, Marilyn Tavenner, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said before her departure from the federal agency earlier this year.

  • A conversation with ASAM President Dr. Stuart Gitlow

    With three states plus the District of Columbia sanctioning recreational use of marijuana and virtually all other states either allowing for or considering decriminalization and/or medical use of the drug, the great marijuana debate has become a legislative hot topic over the last three years.

  • Think hard about your practice’s web site. Is it performing well, or have you experienced a slump in your business, and your bottom line?

  • With U.S. stock markets not far from record highs, it’s not surprising to hear that most analysts, economists, and investors are increasingly bullish about the stock market.

  • It’s unfortunate but true: The elderly population is targeted for financial abuse or exploitation.

  • An increasing number of shoulder and elbow injuries have been seen in youth baseball pitchers for the past several decades.

  • For doctors to focus solely on patient in post-ACA era, collective bargaining is needed

    It’s reasonable to say the outlook for physician providers is grim.

  • Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.

     

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