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Insurance Focused on Virtual Visits? The Pros and Cons of a New Twist in Health Plans

Oct 16, 2021 at 11:29 pm by pj

By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News  At the height of the covid-19 pandemic, people often relied on telemedicine for doctor visits. Now, insurers are betting that.... Read More

Surprise-Billing Rule ‘Puts a Thumb on the Scale’ to Keep Arbitrated Costs in Check

Oct 16, 2021 at 11:22 pm by pj

By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News  Patients are months away from not having to worry about most surprise medical bills — those extra costs that can amount.... Read More

OMNI Healthcare Now Offering Pfizer and Moderna Vaccine Booster and Initial Vaccination at All OMNI Offices

Oct 14, 2021 at 11:17 pm by pj

MELBOURNE -  OMNI Healthcare has received a substantial supply of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine and is now administering the vaccine at its Melbourne vaccination c.... Read More

The Deadline to Claim the ERC is December 31, 2021

Oct 14, 2021 at 10:32 am by dcovell

By Dan Covell The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES ACT was enacted in April 2020. The Employee Retention Credit (ERC), under the CAR.... Read More

Vaccine Hesitancy, the Psychology Behind the Confusion

Oct 13, 2021 at 05:36 pm by pj

By MARY-CATHERINE SEGOTA, Psy.D   Today 56.3 percent of adults in Florida have received the full COVID vaccine, and 66 percent have received one dose (OurWorldInData.or.... Read More

‘Are You Going to Keep Me Safe?’ Hospital Workers Sound Alarm on Rising Violence

Oct 13, 2021 at 05:28 pm by pj

  By Bram Sable-Smith and Andy Miller, Kaiser Health News The San Leandro Hospital emergency department, where nurse Mawata Kamara works, went into.... Read More

Mayo Clinic Collaborates with PN Medical of Cocoa Beach on Research Study of Long COVID Patients

Oct 13, 2021 at 10:37 am by pj

  The clinical trial aims to identify solutions to combat the respiratory symptoms of post-acute COVID syndrome   COCOA BEACH – PN Medical, a leading.... Read More

A Hidden Resource for Medical Professionals: Pre-Planning Advisors

Oct 12, 2021 at 04:08 pm by pj

By TEE ROGERS   As a medical professional, the families you work with are sometimes facing the imminent loss of a loved one and many are making end-of-life decisions. B.... Read More

Covid Immunity Through Infection or Vaccination: Are They Equal?

Oct 10, 2021 at 01:01 am by pj

By Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News  Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, a University of California-Irvine psychiatry professor, felt he didn’t need to be vaccinated against.... Read More

OSHA's COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard: What Healthcare Employers Need to Know

Oct 06, 2021 at 07:12 pm by pj

By MEGAN R. HEIDEN   On June 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a set of emergency temporary standards addressing the manner i.... Read More

Major Insurers Running Billions of Dollars Behind on Payments to Hospitals and Doctors

Oct 06, 2021 at 06:41 pm by pj

By Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News    Anthem Blue Cross, the country’s second-biggest health insurance company, is behind on billions of dollars in paym.... Read More

What Physicians Need to Know about Engaged Aftercare Treatment

Oct 05, 2021 at 01:24 pm by pj

Rich Jones, MA, MBA, LCAS, SAP   Early dropout from drug treatment continues to be a widespread problem, limiting overall treatment effectiveness, increasing the li.... Read More

Student Nurses Who Refuse Vaccination Struggle to Complete Degrees

Oct 05, 2021 at 11:52 am by pj

By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News Kaitlyn Hevner expects to complete a 15-month accelerated nursing program at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville in D.... Read More

Covid Is Killing Rural Americans at Twice the Rate of Urbanites

Oct 05, 2021 at 10:07 am by pj

By Lauren Weber, Kaiser Health News Rural Americans are dying of covid at more than twice the rate of their urban counterparts — a divide that health experts say.... Read More

Physicians Society of Central Florida Expresses Continued Need to Mandate Masks in Schools

Oct 04, 2021 at 07:18 pm by pj

  Launches Online Tool to Assist the Community   ORLANDO – Based on updated data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) related to.... Read More

Florida Renal Association Free Educational Webinar

Oct 04, 2021 at 10:25 am by pj

Administration Advances Key Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills

Oct 03, 2021 at 12:31 am by pj

  Rule Adds Patient Protections Against Surprise Medical Billing and Outlines the Process for Health Insurance Issuers and Providers to Determine Costs Under the No Surp.... Read More

Study Finds 30 Percent of Registered Nurses at Risk for Leaving their Organization

Sep 30, 2021 at 03:27 pm by pj

Flight Risk Analysis of 100,000 U.S.-based healthcare workers underscores the importance of addressing the nurse staffing crisis   BOSTON, September 30, 2021 &mda.... Read More

Biosimilar Drugs Are Cheaper Than Biologics. Are They Similar Enough to Switch?

Sep 28, 2021 at 02:06 pm by pj

By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News It took years for Elle Moxley to get a diagnosis that explained her crippling gastrointestinal pain, digestion problems, fa.... Read More

A Daily Pill to Treat Covid Could Be Just Months Away, Scientists Say

Sep 28, 2021 at 02:00 pm by pj

By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News Within a day of testing positive for covid-19 in June, Miranda Kelly was sick enough to be scared. At 44, with diabetes and high blo.... Read More