CMS Lunch & Learn: Sept. 19, 2018 “Patient Non-Adherence: A Pricey Problem”

Patient Non-Adherence: A Pricey Problem
It has been estimated by numerous studies that one-third to one-half of all patients are non-adherent with medical direction and present a challenge for healthcare providers.
This program will discuss some of the reasons why non-adherence may occur, describe strategies to be considered to encourage adherence and discuss situations in which a provider might consider terminating the provider-patient relationship.

Speaker:
 Teresa Phillips, MagMutual Senior Risk Management Consultant, Florida
Sponsor:  Campus USA Credit Union

September 19 2018 L&L Brochure

 

New Mandatory Requirement for 2-Hour Prescribing Controlled Substances

IMPORTANT UPDATE!

M.D.s

New Mandatory Requirement for 2-Hour Prescribing Controlled Substances (Opioid) CME Course must be taken by January 31, 2019  All DEA licensed physicians that are authorized to prescribe controlled substances MUST complete a 2-hour continuing education course on prescribing controlled substances offered by a statewide professional organization.

This 2-hour course MUST be completed by January 31, 2019 and at each subsequent renewal.

The Florida Medical Association is offering this course at:  FMA Course

FMA Member Price; $25.00
FMA Non-Member Price:  $75.00

 

D.O.s

New Mandatory Requirement for 2-Hour Prescribing Controlled Substances (Opioid) CME Course must be taken by January 31, 2019  All DEA licensed physicians that are authorized to prescribe controlled substances MUST complete a 2-hour continuing education course on prescribing controlled substances offered by a statewide professional organization.

This 2-hour course MUST be completed by January 31, 2019 and at each subsequent renewal.

The Florida Osteopathic Medical Association is offering this course at:  FOMA Course

FOMA Members: Complimentary
The course is being offered complimentary to FOMA members for this initial cycle (ending 1/31/19).

If you are a FOMA member, please call their office to gain access to the FOMA member discount code.  850-878-7364
Non-FOMA members: $75.00

May 2018 CMS Lunch & Learn

CAPITAL MEDICAL SOCIETY LUNCH & LEARN
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Capital Health Plan, 1491 Governors Square Boulevard

Updates on Health Care Reform
The Government Relations team at Florida Blue will provide updates
on how recent activity at the federal and state levels will impact health care policy.

Click Here for Brochure
Please be sure to register by 5-9-18

Stress in Medical Practice: Avoiding Risks of Burnout and Suicide – Register Now!

 Friday, April 13, 2018 – 6:00 pm
Stress in Medical Practice: Avoiding Risks of Burnout and Suicide
(original published event date: 4-27-18, updated to 4-13-18)
1-Hour CME
Presented by: Stefan A. Pasternack, M.D.
Dr. Stefan Pasternack is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst and Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1965 and completed his internship at UCLA Affiliated Hospitals in 1966 and his psychiatry residency at the University of Cincinnati  Medical Center in 1969. He served as Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland from 1969-1971 and was additionally responsible for the training of military psychiatry residents.
Spouse/Partner Invited

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DOH-Leon REMINDS YOU TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS THIS FLU SEASON

January 25, 2018

DOH-Leon REMINDS YOU TO TAKE
PRECAUTIONS THIS FLU SEASON

Contact:
Chris Tittel
Christopher.Tittel@FLHealth.gov
(305) 924-6839 / (850) 606-8190

Tallahassee – Flu activity is on the rise across the United States. The latest weekly Florida Flu Review (covering the week of Jan. 14-20) notes flu activity statewide is “high.” In Leon County, flu activity is “moderate.” To see the latest weekly statewide flu reviews, visit www.flhealth.gov.

DOH-Leon urges anyone who has not yet received a flu vaccination to do so now. There are still weeks of flu activity to come. It is not too late to get your flu vaccination. The flu vaccine is safe and recommended for everyone six months and older, including pregnant women.

Flu vaccines can vary in effectiveness from season to season, but they continue to be the best way to prevent influenza infection and serious influenza complications. To locate a flu vaccination near you, contact your health care provider or use DOH’s flu shot locator: www.flhealth.gov/findaflushot

DOH-Leon’s Roberts and Stevens Clinic has flu vaccines available, including for underinsured and uninsured clients, located at 1515 Old Bainbridge Road. Immunization walk-in hours are Mon-Fri 8-11 am and Mon-Thurs 1-4 pm. From Jan. 30 (Tuesday) through Feb. 15, the clinic will also have extended walk-in flu clinic hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-6:30 pm. For additional information, please contact (850) 606-8020.

If you become ill with flu-like symptoms, contact your health care provider as soon as possible. Your health care provider can prescribe antiviral treatment if appropriate. Treatment is most effective when started within 48 hours, so calling as soon as you become ill is important, especially if you or your loved one is at a higher risk for complications: children younger than 5, adults over the age of 65, pregnant women and those with underlying medical conditions.

Stay home from work and keep children home from school or daycare when sick to help prevent spreading the flu to others. It is also essential to practice good hygiene by properly and frequently washing your hands. Make it a habit to clean and disinfect commonly used surfaces in your home, school or office. You can take additional steps to ward off the flu by coughing or sneezing into a tissue or your elbow and avoiding touching your face.

Visit FluFreeFlorida.com for more information on how you can be a part of #FluFreeFlorida. Visit www.floridahealth.gov/floridaflu for more information on influenza and influenza-like illness in Florida.

About the Florida Department of Health

The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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