PCMA President’s Column: Driving us toward the future

IN THIS EDITION of Central Florida Doctor magazine, you’ll read about the risks versus benefits of telemedicine. The term “telemedicine” seems to some like it’s a relatively new concept, but in reality, various telemedicine services have been in existence for decades. The difference between telemedicine now and telemedicine 15 years ago is what has industry

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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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Staying plugged in

On February 27, we held a very informative seminar for our members and local industry professionals.  Over dinner at Grasslands Country Club, attendees were able to here from experts on the upcoming ICD-10 conversion.  Presenters included Mary Ellen Schmitt, IT/computer coordinator at Polk State College; Judy Monestime, MBA, CDIP, CPC~AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer and vice

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