Conservatives' Goal To Relax Mandatory Health Benefits Unlikely To Tame Premiums

Apr 23, 2017 at 06:43 pm by Staff

Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News As House Republicans try to find common cause on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, they may be ready to let state.... Read More

Drugmakers Dramatically Boosted Lobbying Spending In Trump's First Quarter

Apr 23, 2017 at 06:36 pm by Staff

Sydney Lupkin Kaiser Health News Eight pharmaceutical companies more than doubled their lobbying spending in the first three months of 2017, when the Affordable Care.... Read More

Halifax Health to Open Volusia-Flagler's First Freestanding Emergency Department in Deltona

Apr 21, 2017 at 08:27 pm by Staff

DAYTONA BEACH - On Sunday, April 23, Halifax Health will celebrate the opening of Halifax Health Emergency Department of Deltona - Volusia and Flagler counties' first freestan.... Read More

Patients and Physicians Alerted to Medical Marijuana Scam

Apr 20, 2017 at 02:28 pm by Staff

Fraser Cobbe Orange County Medical Society Seminole County Medical Society The Orange County Medical Society Board of Directors has been alerted to a scam that attempts t.... Read More

Using Technology, Data to Turn the Tide on Alarm Fatigue

Apr 20, 2017 at 12:38 pm by Staff

By DAVID CONDRA Imagine that your home security system sounds an alarm at random intervals multiple times of the day, often for no urgent reason. Do you think after a while yo.... Read More

5 Reasons Why Patient Engagement Means Consumer Engagement

Apr 20, 2017 at 12:22 pm by Staff

By DAVID LEE SCHER, MD, FACP, FACC, FHRS Sponsored by MedSpeaks There are clear threads between consumer and healthcare delivery with regards to adoption of digital technolo.... Read More

Sports Innovation in the Sunshine State

Apr 20, 2017 at 12:11 pm by Staff

By ANDREW WIXSON, MedSpeaks Spring is in the air and the sports industry in Central Florida is blossoming! This time of year brings a combination of youth, college, and prof.... Read More

Physician Spotlight: Harinath Sheela, MD

Apr 20, 2017 at 11:55 am by Staff

By PL Jeter Making sure Medicaid patients have access to medical care, bringing Medicaid reimbursement in alignment with Medicare reimbursement, and making sure reimbursemen.... Read More

Healthcare Leader: Karen Frenier

Apr 20, 2017 at 11:42 am by Staff

PL JETER As a nurse-turned-hospital executive, Karen Frenier begins most weekday mornings at 4:30 a.m. on runs with girlfriends. Described as passionate with an excellent wo.... Read More

The Missing Link in Autism

Apr 20, 2017 at 11:27 am by Staff

BETH RUDLOFF   As a member of the medical field, and the parent of two adult children with Aspergers, I think it's fair to say that most of us know something of autism..... Read More

Saving Healthcare Costs

Apr 20, 2017 at 11:20 am by Staff

By PL JETER On page 19 of Maine Gov. Paul LePage's proposed budget is a line item that captured the attention of lawmakers in the tiny northeastern state of 2.3 million - and.... Read More

Nonprofit Linked To PhRMA Rolls Out Campaign To Block Drug Imports

Apr 20, 2017 at 01:02 am by Staff

Emily Kopp and Rachel Bluth Kaiser Health News A nonprofit organization that has orchestrated a wide-reaching campaign against foreign drug imports has deep ties to the Phar.... Read More

Sen. Grassley Demands Scrutiny Of Medicare Advantage Plans

Apr 20, 2017 at 12:47 am by Staff

Fred Schulte Kaiser Health News Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wants federal health officials to tighten scrutiny of private Medicare Advantage health plans amid ongoing conce.... Read More

AMA, Regenstrief Institute Launch Effort to Increase and Improve Electronic Health Record Training in U.S. Medical and Health Profession Schools

Apr 19, 2017 at 10:22 am by Staff

With the majority of today's physicians graduating from medical school without comprehensive training using electronic health records (EHR), the American Medical Association (.... Read More

The OCMS and SCMS are Looking for Representatives to This Year's FMA House of Delegates

Apr 17, 2017 at 02:50 pm by Staff

The Florida Medical Association Annual Meeting is taking place August 4-6, 2017 at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando. The deadline to submit our list of deleg.... Read More

Grasping For The Middle Ground On Obamacare

Apr 17, 2017 at 12:12 pm by Staff

Emily Bazar Kaiser Health News Joel Hay, a professor at the University of Southern California, describes his political views as "conservative, free market." But in a.... Read More

Tax Day Is Zero Hour For Health Insurance, Too

Apr 17, 2017 at 12:06 pm by Staff

Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News   Despite a lengthy debate, Congress has not yet acted on a bill to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act. That means the law and.... Read More

Can We Tax Away The Opioid Crisis?

Apr 15, 2017 at 09:09 pm by Staff

Pauline Bartolone Kaiser Health News California lawmakers this month will consider legislation that would impose a tax on prescription opioids such as OxyContin and Norco to.... Read More

CMS Proposes 2018 Medicare Hospital Admissions Payment and Policy Updates and Request for Information

Apr 14, 2017 at 03:58 pm by Staff

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update 2018 Medicare payment and policies when patients are admitted into hospitals..... Read More

Aledade, Florida Blue Join to Expand Coordinated Health Care

Apr 14, 2017 at 03:49 pm by Staff

Aledade, Inc. and Florida Blue today announced a new agreement to bring high quality, affordable health care to Florida patients. Aledade's physicianled Accountable Care O.... Read More