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Showing 12 articles from May 16, 2014.

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Better Operations from Better Compliance

The OIG has had compliance program guidance since the early 1990’s for Physician Group Practices and other types of providers such as hospital, DME. With the Healthcare Reform Act and Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, a Compliance Program is required since 2013. The required compliance pr ...

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Camp Proposal on Tax Reform Contains Many Changes and Surprises

On February 26, 2014, House Ways and Means Chairman, Dave Camp (R-MI), released a 979-page “Tax Reform Act of 2014” discussion draft (Camp Proposal). The Camp Proposal contains sweeping, sometimes surprising, and controversial changes to both individual and business taxation, that if enacted, ...

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Florida Sober Homes Caught in a Perfect Storm

A confluence of forces brought about by lawmakers, insurance companies and regulators have caught sober homes in the eye of a perfect storm here in Florida.

Senate Bill 582 proposes to mandate that Florida sober homes and their owners be registered, inspected and licensed; but really, tha ...

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Happy Trails

UCF College of Medicine celebrates 100 percent match rate for 2014

On Match Day 2014, UCF College of Medicine administrators dangled 55 gold and black paper lanterns from palm trees on the medical school’s Tavistock Green, each holding a sealed envelope contain ...

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Identity as a Risk Factor

Heart disease and the feminine mystique

Despite the fact that heart disease is the number one killer of women in America and stroke the leading cause of disability, women often don’t identify with the very real dangers the disease holds for their gender, accord ...

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Is Testosterone Safe?

There’s been a recent concern about testosterone and heart disease. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2010 found an increased risk of heart disease in men over the age of 65 while taking testosterone; and a study published in PLOS One in 2014 found an increased risk of ...

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May 2014

Nemours Hires New Director of Fund Development

Nemours has added a new leader to its fundraising team. Lesli J. Cearley, director of fund development for the Nemours Fund for Children’s Health, will build philanthropic support for the unique pediatric programs and servi ...

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Medical School Milestone

UCF College of Medicine residents create internal medicine program to ease physician shortage in Central Florida

As a student, Ayden Cooper helped create UCF’s new College of Medicine. On Match Day 2014, she learned she’ll help create the school’s first res ...

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PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Miles M. Landis, MD

Lake Mary Pediatrics

LAKE MARY - Miles Landis has been in private pediatrics practice for 28 years, so he has adapted to many changes in the healthcare industry. But there are some trends that concern him now because they threaten the fundamental relationship bet ...

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SANS Cyberthreat White Paper Shows Dark Clouds on HIT Horizon

Widespread security issues put systems, patients at risk

Consider yourself warned.

A white paper released earlier this year by SANS, a global leader in cybersecurity research, training and certification, painted a bleak picture of where those in the healt ...

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Scoring Well

Ocala Health System highlights Central Florida’s presence on 2014 100 Top Hospitals list

In Truven Health Analytic’s 2014 list of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals, the South and Midwest represented the strongest growth in award winners.

Two dozen list ...

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The Use of E.Q. to Overcome Healthcare Reform

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, putting in place comprehensive reforms that improve access to affordable health coverage for everyone and protect consumers from abusive insurance company practices. Today, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more than 7 m ...

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