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Showing 12 articles from June 20, 2014.


Choosing a Retirement Plan for Your Business

If you own a business, you understand the importance of attracting and retaining key employees. One of the most vital steps you can take to take care of those you hire is to create an appealing benefits package. A great component of any benefits program is a retirement plan.

There are man ...

Drowning in Sea Change

MGMA Tackles Tough Issues to Help Practices Stay Afloat

Value-based reimbursements, ICD-10 reboot, meaningful use, clinical integration physician alignment, transparency, PQRS, 5010 implementation, e-prescribing, staffing and training, compliance, audits … oh y ...

HIPAA is Becoming More Like an Ugly Hippo in the Room

HIPAA contains thousands of pages of many restrictions with more detail than the average non-IT person understands. We all have experienced the bank notifications where businesses we do business with have exposed our financial data due to lack of security to detect malware that a vicious person(s ...

June 2014

Hospital is First in Region, Fourth in Nation, to Install Newest Minimally Invasive Surgery System

Another first in healthcare has been announced by Central Florida Health Alliance (CFHA) which has finalized plans to bring the newest, leading-edge, surgical system to Cent ...

New ER Care HQ

Doubling EMLRC is important step in addressing emergency provider barriers

Expansion is underway to double the size of Central Florida’s Emergency Medicine Learning and Resource Center (EMLRC), a non-profit organization advancing emergency care through advocacy ...

Overcoming Challenges

UCF REC provides valuable PCMH services

Finding a structured, sustainable process; understanding quality measurements; and lacking resource availability—financial, staffing, technology – are major barriers to independent practices seeking to pursue medical ho ...


Digestive and Liver Center of Florida

ORLANDO - Harinath Sheela’s father and mother told him to dream a goal, go after it, never give up and he could not fail. “So far they have proved to be correct,” said Sheela.

The 42-year-old is one-third of a t ...

Starting Fresh

Weiss Pediatric Care on target to become Sarasota County's first Pediatric Medical Home

SARASOTA—On their 40th wedding anniversary, Rob and Diane Weiss could’ve been celebrating retirement from a bucket list of travel spots.

Instead, the Weiss family ...

The Changing Rural Health Landscape

Will the Affordable Care Act help or hurt Americans living in rural areas? As is true of many complex laws, there probably isn’t going to be a single, simple, clear-cut answer. Some of the elements should be beneficial; others could have unforeseen or unintended consequences that ultimately lim ...

The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Physician Practices

Physician practices today face enormous hurdles as they attempt to navigate through the changing landscape of healthcare reform. From growing regulatory burdens to health insurance confusion, practices are constantly figuring out ways to control costs. Healthcare reform’s widespread impact ripp ...

The Unknown Headache

The unknown headache is the “lower-half” headache. Another name for “lower-half” headache is “facial migraine.” Neil Raskin, MD, headache neurologist, in his book Headache (1988) cited the vascular characteristics of chronic recurring facial pain that “should not deter the diagnosis ...

Three Issues That Could Significantly Impact Physician Reimbursement in Florida

Changes to Medicaid reimbursement

Since 2013, qualifying physicians who provide certain primary care services to Medicaid recipients have been eligible to receive Medicare-level reimbursement rates because of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Unfortu ...

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