Volusia-Brevard Local News

CMS Offers Detailed Guidance for Dialysis Facilities and Home Health Agencies on COVID-19

Mar 10, 2020 at 08:24 pm by pj

  Healthcare workers in home health agencies and dialysis facilities are the latest group to receive important information on protecting staff and at-risk patients &nbs.... Read More

CMS Issues Key Protective Mask Guidance for Healthcare Workers

Mar 10, 2020 at 07:43 pm by pj

  Guidance expands types of facemasks healthcare workers can use to protect themselves and patients   Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS.... Read More

HHS Finalizes Historic Rules to Provide Patients More Control of Their Health Data

Mar 10, 2020 at 04:53 pm by pj

Final rules require access to health information, spur innovation and aim to end information blocking The U.S. Department of H.... Read More

AdventHealth Launches ‘Coronavirus Information Line’ for Floridians

Mar 10, 2020 at 02:05 pm by pj

  Floridians can get information and, as appropriate, speak to a nurse by calling 877-VIRUSHQ.   AdventHealth is launching a free phone service for Floridians who.... Read More

Responding to COVID-19: What If You Had to Build a Hospital in Days?

Mar 10, 2020 at 11:55 am by pj

 Q & A with Tony Cowan, Director of Emergency Response Technology, World Housing Solution, Inc.   Tony Cowan is a health care professional who spent over 25 y.... Read More

Before You Sign: Understanding Agreements for Doctors

Mar 08, 2020 at 04:28 pm by pj

  By MATTHEW ROSENTHAL and JUSTIN MEYER   It is easy to get contract fatigue and sign anything placed in front of you, especially when you may be excited about a.... Read More

Understanding the Difference Between Usable Square Footage and Rentable Square Footage

Mar 08, 2020 at 04:21 pm by pj

  By DOUG PRICE   A monumental decision for your healthcare practice is choosing where it will be located and how much space you need. As you consider your top pr.... Read More

Medical Cannabis in Nursing Homes: A battle between Federal and State law

Mar 08, 2020 at 04:15 pm by pj

  By MICHAEL PATTERSON   As more states legalize the use of medical cannabis, the stigma around cannabis for medical purposes continues to decline. However, since.... Read More

Complete Decongestive Therapy

Mar 08, 2020 at 04:04 pm by pj

The Gold Standard for Lymphedema Management   By DR. NILMA ELIAS SANTIAGO   In several conversations with different physicians, there is a question that always s.... Read More

Questions to Ask When Upgrading/Building MRI or Radiology Facilities: Part Four

Mar 08, 2020 at 03:44 pm by pj

By MARK BAY   In our final article of this series, we can delve a little deeper into some of the questions that affect cost and efficiency of the finished facility; lay.... Read More

On Front Lines, First Responders Brace For Coronavirus ― And Their Own Protection

Mar 07, 2020 at 06:07 pm by pj

    Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News  When first responders answered roughly 10 calls from a long-term care center in Kirkland, Washington, over.... Read More

Blood Drives and Donors Fall Off as Coronavirus Grows

Mar 07, 2020 at 05:59 pm by pj

  JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  Mounting warnings that Americans should stay home and avoid crowds to stop the spread of a deadly new coronavirus are triggeri.... Read More

COVID-19 Response News Alert: CMS Issues Frequently Asked Questions to Assist Medicare Providers

Mar 06, 2020 at 08:48 pm by pj

  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) for healthcare providers regarding Medicare payme.... Read More

Not All CBD is Created the Same, So Florida Steps in to Regulate

Mar 06, 2020 at 04:33 pm by pj

  By DR. CORLISS OLIVER   In 1937, the U.S. government passed the Marijuana Tax Act which imposed heavy taxes on cannabis and hemp products. Prior to 1937, mariju.... Read More

When a Back Surgeon Hurts His Back

Mar 05, 2020 at 04:40 pm by pj

By RAVI H. GANDHI, MD   As physicians, we are all invisible until we aren’t. I recently realized my weakness. In a simple moving of a box, I discovered what.... Read More

During A Pandemic, States’ Patchwork Of Crisis Strategies Could Mean Uneven Care

Mar 05, 2020 at 02:38 pm by pj

    Markian Hawryluk Kaiser Health News A possible coronavirus pandemic could overwhelm the nation’s hospitals and force doctors into difficult decisions ab.... Read More

As Coronavirus Cases Grow, So Does Scrutiny Of Nursing Home Infection Plans

Mar 05, 2020 at 02:30 pm by pj

    Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is ordering health inspectors to focus on infection-control practices at.... Read More

Podcast: What the Integrated Independent Physicians Network Does for Physicians and the VALUE

Mar 04, 2020 at 06:56 pm by pj


CMS Announces Actions to Address Spread of Coronavirus

Mar 04, 2020 at 05:10 pm by pj

CMS calls on all health care providers to activate infection control practices and issues guidance to inspectors as they inspect facilities affected by Coronavirus The Center.... Read More

Florida DOH Establishes Coronavirus Call Center

Mar 03, 2020 at 04:10 pm by pj

    To better serve and assist residents regarding concerns about the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19), the Florida Department of Health has established a Call Center t.... Read More