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Wednesday, March 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Outpatient joint replacements at ASCs cost 40% less than hospital-based surgery: 3 study details »
Written by Rachel Popa |  March 15, 2019  Becker's Hospital Review   A new  study&nb...
Monday, March 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposal to reform Florida plastic surgery clinics advances »
The Florida lawmaker trying to rein in one of the state's most dangerous medical industries stood before her colleagues in...
Thursday, March 7, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DeSantis Backs ‘Shared Savings’ Health Plan »
Gov Ron DeSantis is throwing his support behind a proposal that could lead to insurance companies and HMOs returning premi...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How these 4 specialties used telemedicine to save nearly $600,000 »
The Connecticut Medicaid program saved almost $579,000 after a federally qualified health center with 200 locations across...
Friday, January 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
State-by-state breakdown of physician assistant median salary »
  The median annual salary for full-time clinical physician assistants was $105,000 in 2017, a 2.9 percent increas...
Monday, November 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pain Management Clinic Exemption Applications »
    What Physicians Need to Know Concerning Pain Management Clinic Exemption Applications?  ...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tuesday, October 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CPG on the Monitoring and Diagnosis of Acute Compartment Syndrome »
AAOS CPG on the Monitoring and Diagnosis of Acute Compartment Syndrome—Public Commentary   The AAOS Clinica...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senators Introduce Legislation To Prevent Surprise Medical Bills »
The Hill  (9/18, Sullivan) reports senators from both parties are “unveiling a draft measure to crack down on surpris...
Monday, August 20, 2018
2018 Injured Worker Inspiration Award »
  Dr. Randy Schwartzberg, an orthopaedic surgeon at Orlando Orthopaedic Center, is the recipient of the 2018...
Thursday, August 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employers contracting directly with hospitals, providers to lower health care costs »
Employers contracting directly with hospitals, providers to lower health care costs, survey indicates CNN Money (8/...
Monday, August 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
5 reasons physicians are less likely to seek support »
Physician well-being is increasingly recognized as the fourth goal that joins the “triple aim” of improving care quality a...
Friday, July 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Azar: HHS to rewrite health care privacy rules »
Congressional Quarterly (7/26, McIntire, Subscription Publication) reports that on Thursday, HHS Secretary Alex Azar said...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Care Boards To Huddle About Drug Rules »
Florida lawmakers this year passed a bill that limits prescribing of controlled substances for patients suffering from acu...
Friday, June 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Alert regarding the state mandated opioid course »
A recent unsolicited email received by physicians across the state promises free membership and low-cost CME. This group,...
Friday, June 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Physical Therapists Look To Expand Role »
  TALLAHASSEE --- With the opioid crisis as a backdrop, Florida physical therapists are promoting their services...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FOS Members to Consider Bylaws Amendment During Annual Meeting »
The Board of Directors will ask the members to consider a Bylaws Amendment during the Business Meeting held  on Sund...
Friday, May 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Judge Asked To Settle 'Dry Needling' Dispute »
A regulatory fight between acupuncturists and physical therapists over “dry needling” will be hammered out by a state judg...
Thursday, May 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
QPP Group Eligibility Status Now Available »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that physician practices/groups may now log into the CM...
Thursday, May 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Plans Challenge Medicaid Contract Decisions »
With tens of billions of dollars in contracts at stake, a dozen health plans have told Florida officials they are challeng...
Tuesday, May 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
OIR Approves Workers’ Comp Insurance Rate Decrease »
  Subject: Office of Insurance Regulation Press Release - OIR Approves Workers’ Comp Insurance Rate Decrease...
Saturday, April 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ransomware exposes records of 85,000 Center for Orthopaedic Specialists patients »
California's Center for Orthopaedic Specialists (COS) last week  disclosed  that its three facilities were affec...
Wednesday, April 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Names Nine Medicaid Health Plans But Challenges Loom »
Florida officials on Tuesday announced the names of the nine health plans the state wants to ink contracts with to provide...
Monday, April 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Workers’ comp revamp could return in Florida »
(NSF) Expect efforts to revamp workers' compensation insurance laws to return as new House and Senate leaders take over fo...
Friday, April 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FOS Call for Nominations »
Call for Nominations FOS to Elect new Regional Representatives for the Board of Directors in Region 1 & Region 2&nb...
Friday, April 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FOS Announces 2018 Emerging Leaders Program »
    2018 Emerging Leaders Program Application Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018 The...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Passes Strict Law on Opioids – What You Need to Know »
  In an effort to address the opioid crisis impacting communities across the state, the Florida Legislature approv...
Friday, February 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IPAB Repeal Achieved »
  We would like to thank all the groups who supported our efforts over the years to repeal the Independent Payment...
Thursday, February 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IPAB Repeal Included in Budget Deal »
  Good news on the IPAB repeal front.  IPAB repeal language is included in the budget agreement language that...
Thursday, January 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare Guidance on Patient Status for Total Joints »
    The FOS is concerned with reports from around that State that hospitals and insurance carriers may b...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Monday, November 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA Raids Florida Stores That Consumers Use To Buy Drugs From Canada »
The Food and Drug Administration last month sent criminal investigation agents with search warrants into nine storefronts...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Finalizes Outpatient and ASC Rule, Removes TKA From IPO List »
On November 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the Hospital Outpatient Prospective...
Friday, November 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How the CMS final rule will affect orthopedic ASCs: 5 key notes »
    On Nov. 2, CMS  received  the 2018 final payment rule, providing a 1.2 percent increase in A...
Tuesday, November 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Blue To Stop Covering OxyContin To Prevent Opioid Abuse »
Florida’s largest health insurance company will stop covering OxyContin, the brand name for prescription opioid, beginning...

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