Orlando Regulatory

Medicare's Readmission Penalties Hit New High

Aug 03, 2016 at 10:14 pm by Staff

Jordan Rau Kaiser Health News The federal government's readmission penalties on hospitals will reach a new high as Medicare withholds more than half a billion dollars in payme.... Read More

Medicare Prepares To Go Forward With New Hospital Quality Ratings

Jul 22, 2016 at 02:59 pm by Staff

Jordan Rau Kaiser Health News Despite objections from Congress and the hospital industry, the Obama administration said it will soon publish star ratings summing up the qualit.... Read More

Seven Remaining Obamacare Co-Ops Prepare Survival Strategies

Jul 17, 2016 at 12:17 am by Staff

Phil Galewitz Kaiser News Service New failures are piling up among the member-run health insurance co-ops carrying out one of the Affordable Care Act's most idealistic goals,.... Read More

Florida Passes Telehealth Legislation

Apr 11, 2016 at 01:50 pm by Staff

After several years of developing telehealth legislation in a state that pioneered the practice at the University of Miami circa 1970, Florida lawmakers almost unanimously pas.... Read More

The HIPAA Basics

Apr 11, 2016 at 12:15 pm by Staff

The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes a set of national standards for the use and disclosure of individually identifiable health information - often referred to as protected heal.... Read More

Physicians Ask Florida Attorney General to Block the Aetna-Humana Mega-Merger

Mar 18, 2016 at 12:12 pm by Staff

In a letter to the attorney general, the physician organizations outlined their strong concern that the anticompetitive consequences of the merger would negatively impact heal.... Read More

Advancing Telehealth

Mar 02, 2016 at 01:26 pm by Staff

Of the two telemedicine bills moving through the Florida Legislature this year, only one seems poised to have a chance to become law: Senate Bill (SB) 1686, which authorizes h.... Read More

Mobile Devices and HIPAA Compliance

Mar 02, 2016 at 12:12 pm by Staff

Mobile device are proliferating in medical practices today. Laptops, tablets, even cell phones are now used to access PHI about patients. If you use any of these devices, your.... Read More

Physicians Displeased with Aetna/Humana Proposed Merger Process

Feb 08, 2016 at 04:13 pm by Staff

TALLAHASEE - In mid-December, the Florida Medical Association (FMA), Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) joined forces to.... Read More

Passage of the 21st Century Cures Act Will Impact Local Research Institutes

Jan 08, 2016 at 05:16 pm by Staff

Research institutes in the Orlando and Tampa area such as Sanford Burnham Prebys (SBP) and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center (MCC) are curious to see the outcome in Washington DC o.... Read More

Healthcare Group Hopes to See Legislation to Improve Access to Care

Jan 08, 2016 at 04:01 pm by Staff

As he looks ahead to 2016, Ken Peach, executive director of the Health Council of East Central Florida (HCECF), is concerned about increasing access to primary care. "If there.... Read More