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Wednesday, October 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Major Changes Are Coming to E/M Visits in 2021 »
Significant changes are taking place with E&M changes in 2021.  In order to prepare our members for the upcoming...
Thursday, October 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Adds 11 Procedures To List Of Telehealth Services It Will Cover During Pandemic »
  Bloomberg Law (10/14, Lee, Subscription Publication) reports “Medicare will pay for heart and lung rehab con...
Thursday, October 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report Points To Lack Of Insurance Competition »
The commercial health-insurance market has less competition than it did five years ago, according to an analysis released...
Friday, October 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Price Website Gets Little Public Attention »
October 8, 2020  Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- A program pushed by former Gov Rick Scott to help people compar...
Friday, October 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COVID-19 Return-To-Play Guidelines in Athletics »
To provide a resource for Florida schools seeking a return-to-play protocol and guidance for COVID-19, the Florida Allianc...
Thursday, October 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Board approves final order on FMA petition to clarify pelvic exam law »
Board approves final order on FMA petition to clarify pelvic exam law  ...
Monday, October 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Some Insurers to No Longer Waive Co-Payments, Deductibles For Telehealth Appointments »
The New York Times (10/3, Abelson) reported, “Some people will have to start paying more out of their own pockets fo...
Friday, October 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
PHYSICIAN BOARDS REVAMP MENTAL HEALTH QUESTIONS »
October 1, 2020 Christine Sexton   TALLAHASSEE --- In an attempt to destigmatize mental-health counseling, memb...
Thursday, October 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHS Announced a New Round of Provider Relief Funds »
HHS announced today that it will be disbursing another $20 billion in CARES Act Provider Relief Funds. Under this Phase...
Wednesday, September 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
GROUP OFFERS PROPOSAL FOR LIABILITY PROTECTIONS »
Forty lobbyists and association representatives met over the summer to discuss ways to protect businesses from what some f...
Thursday, September 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CLOCK TICKING ON NEW PHARMACIST RULES »
A 21-day public comment period on proposed rules to expand the role of Florida pharmacists in treating patients started Th...
Thursday, September 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
BOARD TO CARRY OUT EXPANDED ROLE FOR NURSES »
With proposed rules to expand the scope of practice for Florida pharmacists now published, attention has turned to carryin...
Monday, August 31, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pharmacy Chains Face Lawsuits For Refusing To Fill Opioid Prescriptions »
Providence, RI (WorkersCompensation.com) – The opioid epidemic has long been center stage of the focus in healthcare, resu...
Thursday, August 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pharmacy Board Moves Forward On Expanded Practice »
TALLAHASSEE --- Members of the state pharmacy board agreed Wednesday to remove heart failure from a list of chronic condit...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Debate Continues Over Expanded Role For Pharmacists »
TALLAHASSEE --- Florida pharmacists and physicians continue to wrangle about medical treatment patients will be able to re...
Tuesday, August 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS proposes cutting Medicare payments for some specialty surgeries 6%-9% »
CMS  released  its Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule for 2021 Aug. 3, which made several drastic c...
Wednesday, July 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pharmacists Rules Face Physicians Objections »
TALLAHASSEE --- The chairman of a state physician-licensing board on Thursday warned that proposed rules to expa...
Thursday, May 28, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Administration considering ban on “surprise” medical bills »
The White House is renewing a push to end “surprise” medical bills — possibly as part of the next coronavirus rescue packa...
Wednesday, May 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Strategic Alliance Provides a Wealth of Resources for Physician Practices »
Cobbe Consulting & Management (CCM) and Acevedo Consulting Incorporated (ACI) today announced a strategic partnership...
Monday, May 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida adds COVID-19 into its hurricane preparations »
The News Service of Florida By Jim Turner   TALLAHASSEE --- With another expected active hurricane season s...
Monday, May 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Floridians complain about non-compliant businesses »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff Floridians have filed more than 2,200 complaints to the state over the pas...
Friday, February 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Professionals Aided on Loan Defaults »
February 12, 2020 With no discussion, the Florida Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill that would shield he...
Friday, February 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill Correctly for Medicare Telehealth Services »
In a recent   report ,  the Office of Inspector General (OIG) determined that the Centers for Medicare &...
Friday, February 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Professionals Aided on Loan Defaults »
With no discussion, the Florida Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill that would shield health-care providers...
Friday, February 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ransomware Attacks Cost Healthcare Sector At Least $160M Since 2016 »
Comparitech researchers assessed ransomware attacks on the healthcare sector since 2016 and found providers have spent at...
Thursday, February 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
House panel advances bipartisan surprise billing legislation despite divisions »
BY PETER SULLIVAN   The House Education and Labor Committee on Tuesday approved a bill to protect p...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bipartisan Ways and Means leaders unveil measure to stop surprise medical bills »
The bipartisan leaders of the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday released their legislation to protect patients from...
Friday, February 7, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
PSCF Joins Florida Patient Protection Coalition »
Florida Patient Protection Coalition formed to combat misinformation regarding the level of education, training between...
Thursday, January 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Speaker Says Health Care Remains ‘Focus’ »
House Speaker Jose Oliva said Tuesday that health care continues to be his top priority for the upcoming legislative sessi...
Thursday, January 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proportion of E-Cigarette Users Who Started By Age 14 May Have More Than Tripled in Past Five Years »
Reuters (12/24, Rapaport) reports a study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that “the proport...
Thursday, December 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medical Malpractice Arbitration Cap Upheld »
A South Florida appeals court Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of a cap on damages in medical-malpractice cases tied...
Friday, December 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court To Hear Medical Malpractice Dispute »
December 4, 2019 NSF Staff The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday quickly agreed to take up a case that raises...
Thursday, December 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Osceola calls for homeless commission to help families »
The rebooted Central Florida Commission on Homelessness met for the first time Wednesday amid calls from Osceola County re...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mistakes made by mid-level medical providers led to catastrophic results for patients »
ORLANDO, Fla.  - When you go to the doctor's office, how often are you really seeing a physician? To keep costs do...
Friday, November 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicaid Health Plans Get Mixed Grades »
Managed care plans that participate in Medicaid and the Florida KidCare program received mixed grades on a “scorecard” rel...

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