Making Informed Decisions on Medical Marijuana

May 09, 2017 at 12:52 am by Staff

PL JETER (Updated) Now that the Florida Legislature has punted the rules decisions to the Florida Department of Health, July 3 will see the implementation of some form of.... Read More

Risk Adjustment 101: Ignoring These Could Cost You Millions

May 07, 2017 at 12:42 pm by Staff

By Abhinav Shashank For a long time, healthcare insurance companies used to overlook people who were likely to be high-cost. As the landscape changed with new regulations, ins.... Read More

Louisiana Proposes Tapping A Federal Law To Slash Hepatitis C Drug Prices

May 07, 2017 at 12:34 am by Staff

Sarah Jane Tribble Kaiser Health News The public outrage over high-priced hepatitis C drugs is taking a new twist as Louisiana's top health official proposes using an obscur.... Read More

Medical Marijuana Governance Fails in the Legislature, Responsibility Falls to Department of Health

May 06, 2017 at 01:16 am by Staff

A medical marijuana implementation plan has narrowly failed in the 2017 Regular Session of the Florida Legislature. Republican leaders in both the House and Senate negotiate.... Read More

David Overfield Named Interim Assistant Health Officer at Florida DOH-Orange County

May 05, 2017 at 05:30 pm by Staff

Dr. Kevin M. Sherin, Director and Health Officer of the Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) has named David Overfield Interim Assistant Health Officer to fill t.... Read More

Anthem Files Petition with the U.S. Supreme Court Regarding Acquisition of Cigna

May 05, 2017 at 11:27 am by Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - May 5, 2017- Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) confirmed that today it is filing a petition for a writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court, seeking revie.... Read More

A Squeaker In The House Becomes Headache For The Senate: 5 Things To Watch

May 04, 2017 at 06:40 pm by Staff

Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News After weeks of will-they-or-won't-they tensions, the House managed to pass its GOP replacement for the Affordable Care Act on Thursday by a r.... Read More

Group Says House-Passed AHCA Is Still Government-Controlled Health Care

May 04, 2017 at 02:22 pm by Staff

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the amended American Health Care Act (AHCA), but before the bill goes to the U.S. Senate, Citizens' Council fo.... Read More

AMA Statement on House Passage of American Health Care Act

May 04, 2017 at 02:17 pm by Staff

CHICAGO - American Medical Association (AMA) President Andrew W. Gurman, M.D., released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Amer.... Read More

How To Ease The Financial Pain Of High-Deductible Health Plans

May 04, 2017 at 01:02 am by Staff

Emily Bazar Kaiser Health News   No matter what happens to the Affordable Care Act, one health care trend is fairly certain to continue: A growing number of you will h.... Read More

Clock Is Ticking On GOP Bill: 5 Ways Health Care Tug-Of-War May Play Out

May 04, 2017 at 12:53 am by Staff

Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News   The House may pass its bill to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. But Republicans' pathway to fulfilling their sev.... Read More

Life Expectancy of African Americans Rising and More Help Could be on the Way

May 03, 2017 at 07:22 pm by Staff

Fraser Cobbe Orange County Medical Society Seminole County Medical Society Wednesday's edition of the AMA Morning Rounds included a series of media reports delivering good.... Read More

MedicFP® Names New CEO to Lead the Healthcare Program Integrity Company and Protect Patient Identity

May 03, 2017 at 09:54 am by Staff

Hollywood, FL. - MedicFP®, the company bringing to market breakthrough software which protects patient identity and prevents healthcare fraud has appointed its Chairman of t.... Read More

Federal Money For State-Level Zika Tracking, Prevention May End This Summer

May 03, 2017 at 01:32 am by Staff

Ana B. Ibarra Kaiser Health News Money that has helped states with Zika tracking and education may come to an end by this summer, putting at risk efforts to better understand.... Read More

Urgent Care Sites Cater To Cancer Patients, Letting Them Check Some Worries At Door

May 03, 2017 at 01:22 am by Staff

Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News On an afternoon a few weeks ago, Faithe Craig noticed that her temperature spiked to just above 100 degrees. For most people, the change.... Read More

Study comparing MAGiC to conventional MR imaging published in American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR).

May 02, 2017 at 10:59 am by Staff

The study - now published in AJNR - was conducted by GE Healthcare as a blinded, multi-center, multi-reader clinical study comparing MAGiC to conventional MR imaging. MAGiC.... Read More

May 2017 Digital Edition

May 01, 2017 at 02:51 pm by Staff

'Center Of Excellence' Designation Doesn't Rule Out Complications Of Bariatric Surgery

Apr 29, 2017 at 10:14 pm by Staff

Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Getting bariatric surgery at a "center of excellence" doesn't mean that patients can be assured that they will avoid serious complication.... Read More

Before Ransomware Strikes

Apr 29, 2017 at 08:05 pm by Staff

By CRAIG MUSGRAVE Senior Vice President, Information Technology The Doctors Company The bar has been raised on HIPAA and ransomware attacks. Under its guidance released last.... Read More

OCMS and SCMS 2017 Legislative Update

Apr 25, 2017 at 06:01 pm by Staff

Supported Bills: Ambulatory Surgery Centers - (SB 222 & HB 145) Summary: Bill extends length of stay in an ASC to 24 hours from the start of the procedure. Creates li.... Read More