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Showing 12 articles from April 7, 2015.

Business/Technology

A Gateway of Medical Care

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 h ...

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Events

April 2015

CFHA Welcomes New Director of Marketing

Central Florida Health Alliance (CFHA) has welcomed its new Director of Marketing – W. Frank Faust, who most recently served in a similar role with the Asante Health System in Medford, Oregon since 2008.

During his six yea ...

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Exodus from Private Practice

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.

As pressure keeps mounting on physicians, some will seek early retirement, administrative positio ...

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Gearing up for ICD-10

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, Maril ...

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Marijuana, Medicine & Addiction

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 ...

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PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Brenda Holson, MD

Founder, Interlachen Pediatrics

MAITLAND - When Brenda Holson started her practice in 1985, she and her business partner had two patients: “Her kid and my kid,” Holson said. “We were in a strip mall in Casselberry next to a bar that had lingerie nights on T ...

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Practicing Medicine without Politics

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 th ...

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Protect Seniors from Financial Abuse

It’s unfortunate but true: The elderly population is targeted for financial abuse or exploitation. In fact, by some estimates, this type of targeted abuse results in billions of dollars in losses each year. If you have elderly parents, what signs should you watch for to determine their vulnerab ...

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Protecting Volunteer Physicians

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, consider ...

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Stock Market Jitters?

It may be time to take some profits

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. After all, weren’t most TV financial gurus bullis ...

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Team Web Design: More Bang for Your Buck

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? Consider the following questions:

Is your website not HIPAA compliant? Was it designed before 2013? Does it not respond to, and func ...

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Youth Baseball Throwing Injuries

An increasing number of shoulder and elbow injuries have been seen in youth baseball pitchers for the past several decades. These young athletes are at particular risk because of their developing bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and open growth plates.

Some of the more serious injuries ...

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