North Central Florida Local News

Governor Signs Legislation Protecting Jobs from Vaccine Mandates

Nov 25, 2021 at 09:24 am by pj

Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Florida Speaker Chris Sprowls and Senate President Wilton Simpson to sign legislation that will protect Floridians from losing their jobs d.... Read More

UF Health Virologist Talks about Variants and the Future of the Coronavirus

Nov 23, 2021 at 10:18 am by pj

By Bill Levesque   The novel coronavirus is doing what viruses do — in fact, what all life does. It’s mutating and creating new variants. This is evolution.... Read More

UF, Scripps Research Green-light Integration for Florida Science Powerhouse

Nov 23, 2021 at 10:12 am by pj

The University of Florida and California-based Scripps Research have signed a definitive agreement to welcome the Florida branch of the science powerhouse into the research ar.... Read More

Marion County Positivity Rate Remains Below 3%

Nov 23, 2021 at 10:09 am by pj

    Ocala — Marion County’s COVID-19 positivity rate remained below 3% for a second consecutive week, according to the most recent state report..... Read More

Becerra Says Surprise Billing Rules Force Doctors Who Overcharge to Accept Fair Prices

Nov 23, 2021 at 10:01 am by pj

  By Michael McAuliff, Kaiser Health News    Overpriced doctors and other medical providers who can’t charge a reasonable rate for their services.... Read More

Success of Covid Antiviral Pills Hinges on Access to Speedy and Accurate Tests

Nov 23, 2021 at 09:57 am by pj

  By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  Within a few weeks, perhaps before many Americans finish decorating for the holidays, the U.S. could have access to a.... Read More

Schools, Pediatricians Look to Make Up Lost Ground on Non-Covid Vaccinations

Nov 23, 2021 at 09:46 am by pj

  By Kate Ruder, Kaiser Health News WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Melissa Blatzer was determined to get her three children caught up on their routine immunizations on.... Read More

Orlando Medical News Sales Welcomes Kyle Fleckenstein

Nov 23, 2021 at 07:30 am by pj

Kyle Fleckenstein has 20 years of B2B interaction in sales. He is highly customer-focused and enjoys helping agencies (or companies) grow their market share by providing timel.... Read More

Two Common Compounds Show Effectiveness Against COVID-19 Virus in Early Testing

Nov 22, 2021 at 08:02 pm by pj

By Doug Bennett GAINESVILLE —  A pair of over-the-counter compounds has been found in preliminary tests to inhibit the virus that causes COVID-19, University.... Read More

Calendar Year (CY) 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

Nov 17, 2021 at 05:38 pm by pj

On November 2, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that includes updates on policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physici.... Read More

FDA, NIH, and 15 Private Organizations Join Forces to Increase Effective Gene Therapies for Rare Diseases

Nov 17, 2021 at 05:12 pm by pj

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, 10 pharmaceutical companies and five non-profit organizations have partnered to accelerate developmen.... Read More

CMS Physician Payment Rule Promotes Greater Access to Telehealth Services, Diabetes Prevention Programs

Nov 17, 2021 at 04:24 pm by pj

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing actions that will advance its strategic commitment to drive innovation to support health equity and high q.... Read More

Going Beyond Marketing Basics for Your Practice

Nov 17, 2021 at 04:06 pm by pj

By SCOTT RICHARDS If you are reading this, it is because you care about putting forth the effort needed to create success for your brand and medical practice. This is because.... Read More

Congressional Doctors Lead Bipartisan Revolt Over Policy on Surprise Medical Bills

Nov 17, 2021 at 03:48 pm by pj

By Michael McAuliff, Kaiser Health News The detente that allowed Congress to pass a law curbing surprise medical bills has disintegrated, with a bipartisan group of 152.... Read More

As Big Pharma and Hospitals Battle Over Drug Discounts, Patients Miss Out on Millions in Benefits

Nov 17, 2021 at 03:42 pm by pj

By Sarah Jane Tribble and Emily Featherston, InvestigateTV, Kaiser Health News In early July, as the covid-19 pandemic slammed rural America, the preside.... Read More

As Workers Struggle With Pandemic’s Impact, Employers Expand Mental Health Benefits

Nov 17, 2021 at 03:30 pm by pj

  By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News As the covid-19 pandemic burns through its second year, the path forward for American workers remains unsettled, with man.... Read More

Earn Passive Income Through Real Estate Investing

Nov 17, 2021 at 02:14 pm by pj

By JACKIE JACKSON   2020 and beyond has been a hurdle for medical professionals. You’ve worked through this pandemic and continue to save lives and help the fight.... Read More

New Covid Testing Site Opens in The Villages

Nov 17, 2021 at 11:02 am by pj

Beginning November 15, Genesis Reference Laboratories opened new community Covid-19 testing site in The Villages off 466 and Buena Vista. We have partnered with Dr. David Kuhn.... Read More

CMS Repeals MCIT/R&N Rule; Will Consider Other Coverage Pathways to Enhance Access to Innovative Medical Devices

Nov 13, 2021 at 04:43 pm by pj

  The Agency will explore evidence-based approaches that protect people with Medicare The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) is rescinding the Medicare Co.... Read More

Lauren and Lee Fixel Foundation Establish the Fixel Brain Mapping Professorship

Nov 12, 2021 at 08:38 pm by pj

By Todd Taylor Aysegul Gunduz, Ph.D., an associate professor in University of Florida’s J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, was nam.... Read More