Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update and ICU Availability

Dec 03, 2020 at 02:00 pm by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 1,029,030 Total resident deaths: 18,874 Total resident hospitalizations: 55,82.... Read More

Administration Finalizes Policies to Give Medicare Beneficiaries More Outpatient Surgery Options

Dec 02, 2020 at 05:06 pm by pj

  Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center final rule empowers beneficiary choices and unleashes competition to lower costs and improve innov.... Read More

COVID-19 Contributes to Increase in Opioid-Related Deaths

Dec 02, 2020 at 04:40 pm by pj

Telemedicine and tele-mental health services have emerged as valuable resources for those battling addictions during our country’s expanding opioid crisis. The availabil.... Read More

CMS Updates Coverage Policies for Artificial Hearts and  Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)

Dec 01, 2020 at 09:05 pm by pj

Updated policy provides enhanced patient-centered access to Artificial Hearts and Ventricular Assist Devices for Medicare beneficiaries The Centers for Medicare & Medicai.... Read More

Administration Finalizes Permanent Expansion of Medicare Telehealth Services and Improved Payment for Time Doctors Spend with Patients

Dec 01, 2020 at 06:21 pm by pj

  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the annual Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule, prioritizing CMS’ investment in primary care.... Read More

International Center for Addiction and Recovery Education (ICARE) and R1 Learning Tackle Addiction in the Workplace with Advanced Training Programs for Employers

Dec 01, 2020 at 05:10 pm by pj

  Orlando –  The International Center for Addiction and Recovery Education (ICARE) and R1 Learning have teamed up to help eradicate s.... Read More

How COVID-19 Highlights the Uncertainty of Medical Testing

Dec 01, 2020 at 04:25 pm by pj

    By Ishani Ganguli, Kaiser Health News Dr. Jacqueline Chu considered the man with a negative coronavirus test on the other end of the phone, and knew, her.... Read More

Thousands of Doctors’ Offices Buckle Under Financial Stress of COVID

Dec 01, 2020 at 04:20 pm by pj

  By Laura Ungar, Kaiser Health News Cormay Caine misses a full day of work and drives more than 130 miles round trip to take five of her children to their pediatr.... Read More

AdventHealth Donates $1.9 million to Nonprofits Combatting Homelessness and Other Health Needs

Dec 01, 2020 at 01:34 pm by pj

  Funding also supports organizations significantly impacted by the COVID pandemic throughout Central Florida.   AdventHealth has announced that it will support 1.... Read More

To Supplement or Not

Nov 27, 2020 at 01:32 pm by pj

  The issue of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has come to the forefront in the last few decades, and with much reason. In a previous article on 'The B.... Read More

For Nurses Feeling the Strain of the Pandemic, Virus Resurgence Is ‘Paralyzing’

Nov 24, 2020 at 02:37 pm by pj

  By Charlotte Huff, Kaiser Health News For Christina Nester, the pandemic lull in Massachusetts lasted about three months through summer into early fall. In late.... Read More

Parents Complain That Pediatricians, Wary of COVID, Shift Sick Kids to Urgent Care

Nov 24, 2020 at 02:09 pm by pj

  By Kristy P. Kennedy, Kaiser Health News A mom of eight boys, Kim Gudgeon was at her wits’ end when she called her family doctor in suburban Chicago to sch.... Read More

Amy Grant, Vince Gill to Hold Drive-in Benefit Christmas Concert for AdventHealth COVID Research

Nov 24, 2020 at 12:47 pm by pj

  Husband and wife singer-songwriters Amy Grant and Vince Gill will headline a drive-in concert in Central Florida to benefit AdventHealth’s COVID-19 research effo.... Read More

In the Modern Approach to Diabetic Management, What Does ‘Good Control’ really Mean?

Nov 23, 2020 at 01:26 am by pj

“In Other Words” with Matthew Shlapack, MD  In the Modern Approach to Diabetic Management, What Does ‘Good Control’ really Mean?   Dr. Mat.... Read More

Why Lung Cancer Awareness Month is Especially Important for LGBTQ+ Communities

Nov 23, 2020 at 12:50 am by pj

    By Janelle Hom   November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a time where the American Lung Association, among other organizations, work to raise awareness.... Read More

Fear of Flying Is a COVID-Era Conundrum

Nov 22, 2020 at 10:08 pm by pj

  By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News The holidays are approaching just as COVID-19 case rates nationwide are increasing at a record-breaking pace, leading to d.... Read More

Florida’s New Hospital Industry Head Ran Medicaid in State, Fought Expansion

Nov 22, 2020 at 09:59 pm by pj

  By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News With its choice of a new leader, the Florida Hospital Association has signaled that seeking legislative approval to expand M.... Read More

Take It From an Expert: Fauci’s Hierarchy of Safety During COVID

Nov 22, 2020 at 09:56 pm by pj

  By Elisabeth Rosenthal, Kaiser Health News As a health journalist, a physician and a former foreign correspondent who lived through SARS in Beijing, I often get.... Read More

People Proving to Be Weakest Link for Apps Tracking COVID Exposure

Nov 22, 2020 at 09:51 pm by pj

    By Rae Ellen Bichell, Kaiser Health News The app builders had planned for pranksters, ensuring that only people with verified COVID-19 cases could trigge.... Read More

Surprise Federal Drug Rule Directs Insurers to Reveal What They Pay for Prescription Drugs

Nov 22, 2020 at 09:45 pm by pj

  By Harris Meyer, Kaiser Health News Health insurance companies will have to give their customers estimated out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs and disclos.... Read More