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Where Florida ranks in WalletHub’s ‘2016 Best & Worst States for Doctors’

WITH THE ENORMOUS INVESTMENT of time and resources that goes into becoming a doctor, choosing a place to practice deserves careful consideration. As the Affordable Care Act and insurance reform continue to be critical issues in the realm of Florida healthcare, the rapidly evolving economic and legal landscape will play a role in where to …

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Publisher’s Note: Reserve space now for the 2016 Central Florida Physicians Directory & Medical Professionals Guide

YES, IT’S THAT time again! We are preparing for the 2016 Central Florida Physicians Directory & Medical Professionals Guide! This directory is the most comprehensive database of physicians in our region, and it is an easy-to-use tool for when a referral is needed. In response to the directory, we’ve had physicians and medical staff alike …

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Medicare and end-of-life care: What’s changing?

New proposed policy encourages the process of advanced-care planning END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS are complicated and fraught with emotion, but a recent announcement by Medicare will hopefully offer some clarity to those facing such tough decisions. In early July, Medicare announced plans to pay doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants for conversations with patients concerning end-of-life care. …

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Florida’s ranking in the best and worst states for doctors

New report helps reveal Florida’s workplace advantages and disadvantages for practicing physicians WHEN EXAMINING CAREERS, there are few jobs considered to be as esteemed as that of a physician. Being some of the most dedicated professionals, they have to somehow pay for years of expensive education, endure some of the most intense training, and work …

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Countdown to ICD-10

| Considering the coding complications with non-HIPAA-regulated entities | THE GO-LIVE DATE for the ICD-10 conversion is fast approaching, and all HIPAA-covered healthcare entities should be working hard to be ready to go on October 1, 2015. The financial ramifications of the conversion are many, both in preparing for the conversion and once it has …

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Q&A: Helping patients navigate the healthcare system

GETTING HEALTHCARE COVERAGE coverage can be tricky for those not covered by an employer’s insurance plan. We interviewed Melanie Hall, executive director of Family Healthcare Foundation in Tampa, for more information about how physicians can help patients navigate the healthcare system.

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