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AMA Announces Update to COVID-19 Vaccine CPT Codes

Jul 31, 2021 at 03:08 am by pj

New provisional code created for potential third dose of Pfizer vaccineThe American Medical Association (AMA) today announced that the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT.... Read More

AdventHealth Central Florida Moves to Black Status

Jul 31, 2021 at 03:00 am by pj

Number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients continues to surge Doctors say many patients are ‘young’ and ‘healthy’ and express regret over not getting va.... Read More

Free COVID Testing Resumes in Marion County

Jul 29, 2021 at 02:31 pm by pj

    OCALA —The Department of Health in Marion County is announcing that free, county-sponsored drive-through COVID-19 testing will be starting next week at t.... Read More

FDA Approves First Interchangeable Biosimilar Insulin Product for Treatment of Diabetes

Jul 29, 2021 at 10:00 am by pj

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first interchangeable biosimilar insulin product, indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and pediatric patients.... Read More

Unraveling the Mysterious Mutations That Make Delta the Most Transmissible Covid Virus Yet

Jul 28, 2021 at 05:49 pm by pj

By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News Upon first inspection, the mutations in the highly contagious delta covid variant don’t look that worrisome. For starters,.... Read More

The Pandemic Made Telemedicine an Instant Hit. Patients and Providers Feel the Growing Pains.

Jul 27, 2021 at 10:18 pm by pj

  By Hannah Norman, Kaiser Health News  Crystal Joseph pays for two telemedicine video services to ensure that her small therapy practice in Silver Spring, Ma.... Read More

HHS Issues Revised Notice of Reporting Requirements and Reporting Timeline for Recipients of Provider Relief Fund Payments 

Jul 26, 2021 at 10:50 am by pj

  On Friday, June 11, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) finally released the&nb.... Read More

Central Florida and Statewide Weekly COVID-19 Cases Update

Jul 23, 2021 at 06:00 pm by pj

  Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Weekly Statistics    Total cases: 2,479,975 Total resident deaths: 38,670 New cases reported last week: 7.... Read More

AdventHealth Encourages Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for COVID-19 Positive Diagnosis with Mild Symptoms

Jul 23, 2021 at 05:25 am by pj

  The treatment lessens the severity of the disease and reduces hospitalizations due to the virus.   Ocala - As the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread,.... Read More

Vaccines: Your Best Weapon in Fighting the Spread of COVID-19

Jul 22, 2021 at 06:33 pm by Erin R

Jeffrey Stalnaker, MD    We are experiencing a surge in COVID-19. You have likely heard reports of the dramatic increase in cases around the world. It threate.... Read More

AdventHealth to Defer Scheduling New Elective Surgeries with Overnight Stays, Require Masks in All Areas and Limit Visitors

Jul 22, 2021 at 12:26 pm by pj

  AdventHealth doctors say surge driven by Delta and nearly all hospitalized patients are unvaccinated   AdventHealth returned to “yellow” status in r.... Read More

American Hospital Association Urging Vaccinations for All Healthcare Workers

Jul 22, 2021 at 09:35 am by pj

America’s hospitals and health systems are committed to protecting the health and well-being of health care personnel and the patients and communities that they serve. T.... Read More

WeCare tlc Announces Dr. Angelina Szuch as Chief of Clinical Services

Jul 21, 2021 at 05:03 pm by pj

    Dr. Szuch brings 10 years’ experience in healthcare leadership, specializes in preventive care   LAKE MARY  &ndash.... Read More

Though Millions Are at Risk for Diabetes, Medicare Struggles to Expand Prevention Program

Jul 21, 2021 at 04:42 pm by pj

  By Harris Meyer, Kaiser Health News  Damon Diessner tried for years to slim down from his weight of more than 400 pounds, partly because his size embarrasse.... Read More

Analysis: Necessary or Not, Covid Booster Shots Are Probably on the Horizon

Jul 21, 2021 at 04:33 pm by pj

  By Elisabeth Rosenthal, Kaiser Health News The drugmaker Pfizer recently announced that vaccinated people are likely to need a booster shot to be effectively pro.... Read More

DOH-Marion Announces Additional Upcoming Covid-19 Vaccination Dates, Locations

Jul 20, 2021 at 04:54 pm by pj

OCALA, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will be holding additional COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in the weeks ahead. Newly scheduled vaccinati.... Read More

Cyber-Mayhem 2021: Zero-trust and The Way Forward

Jul 20, 2021 at 03:21 pm by pj

 Healthcare is the industry most susceptible to ransomware   By JAMES GENTRY As we reach the halfway point of 2021 and look back over the last 18 months, I think.... Read More

Florida COVID-19 Vaccination Rates not Enough to Protect Most Vulnerable

Jul 20, 2021 at 03:14 pm by pj

Communities of color especially hard hit   By JANELLE HOM Widespread vaccination against COVID-19 is needed in every community to ensure an end to the pandemic, especi.... Read More

M&A/PE Activity in Healthcare: Robust Markets from 2021 Onward

Jul 20, 2021 at 02:18 pm by pj

By BERT ORLOV and AYESHA MEDINA   As consultants in health care/PE, we foresee a dramatic upturn in activity in 2021 and beyond for provider acquisitions (e.g., hospita.... Read More

Can Your Staff Access All Your Business Information?

Jul 20, 2021 at 02:07 pm by pj

By BRIAN AWSUMB   Running a medical practice involves many time-consuming and strenuous considerations, from achieving quality patient care to facilitating a culture of.... Read More

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