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News & Updates
Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Department of Health in Orange County Hispanic Health Report »
The Hispanic population is the largest ethnic minority group in Orange County, comprising 29.8% of the total population. T...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wednesday, January 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Data, Old Glitches Renew Telehealth Debate In Tallahassee »
As another Florida legislative session boots up in Tallahassee this week, lawmakers are set to take another whack at regul...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Displaced Puerto Ricans Face Obstacles Getting Health Care »
The federal government has granted people affected by the devastating hurricanes that wracked coastal states and Puerto Ri...
Monday, November 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA Raids Florida Stores That Consumers Use To Buy Drugs From Canada »
The Food and Drug Administration last month sent criminal investigation agents with search warrants into nine storefronts...

Women in Medicine
Tuesday, January 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
OB-GYN delivers patient's twins 14 hours after giving birth to her own daughter »
An OB-GYN who was determined not to miss the birth of her patient’s twins swooped in to deliver the two babies just 14 hou...
Saturday, December 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
#MeToo Stories: Sexual Harassment Pervasive in Medicine »
When Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, a physician at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, was about to leave a professional so...
Friday, December 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Politics and Medicine: Women Physicians Target House Seats »
On July 27, 2016, the day Hillary Clinton accepted the nomination from the Democratic Party to run for president, a group...
Thursday, December 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
More Women Than Men Enrolled in U.S. Medical Schools in 2017 »
For the first time, the number of women enrolling in U.S. medical schools has exceeded the number of men, according to new...

Medical Society Announcements
Monday, May 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Volunteers Needed – OCMS Physician Wellness Program Steering Committee »
The OCMS Board of Directors has approved moving forward with the development of a Physician Wellness Program.  ...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
OCMS Leaders Participate in the FMA Board of Governors »
  The OCMS would like to thank all of our physician leaders that played a key role in this Florida Medical Associa...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislator Appreciation Event »
Legislator Appreciation Event    The Orange County Medical Society was extremely pleased to participate i...

Medicare & Medicaid
Tuesday, January 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proper use of modifier 59 »
Effective date:  N/A Implementation date:  N/A Summary The Medicare National Correct Coding Initiative...
Monday, December 4, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicaid Plan Required To Return $1.8 Million To State »
Simply Healthcare Plans made too much money from Florida's health-care program that treats the poor, elderly and disabled...
Thursday, August 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Physicians! Are You Ordering Diabetic Shoes for Your Patients? »
Information from DME MACs about diabetic shoes Modified: 8/14/2017Location: FL, PR, USVILine of Business: Part B This...
Tuesday, August 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
What to know about Medicare's big bundled-payment expansion »
A  new mandatory program the CMS proposed Monday  would make hospitals in 98 markets financially accountable f...
Friday, July 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Important Reminder about Billing Requirements for Certain Dual-Eligibles »
As part of the AMA’s ongoing work with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on issues affecting Medicare provi...

Legislative Updates
Friday, August 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Supreme Court rules doctors can be liable if patients commit suicide »
ALLAHASSEE — In a unanimous decision that could influence how patients are treated for depression, the Florida Supreme Cou...
Tuesday, June 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislation Taking Effect July 1, 2016 »
There are a number of bills passed during the 2016 Florida Legislative Session that are due to take effect on July 1st, 20...
Monday, June 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 Bills Impacting Healthcare Professionals »
Summaries of the enrolled bills from the 2016 legislative session that affect Florida's health care professions:  ...
Tuesday, May 31, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Update: Relates to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program »
Relates to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Effective Date: July 1, 2016 Governor Scott signed SB 9...

Press Releases
Friday, August 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
For Immediate Release: Orange County Medical Society Calls for Immediate Action on Access to EpiPens »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2016 Contact: Fraser Cobbe 407-622-8188   ...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
FMA President Ralph Nobo, MD Delivers Statement of Support to the AMA House of Delegates »
During the American Medical Association Annual Meeting last week, Dr. Ralph Nobo, President of the Florida Medical Associa...
Monday, June 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Orange County Medical Society Shares Sympathy for the Victims of the Tragic Shooting »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2016 Contact: Tania Jones 407-622-8188 Orange County Medical Society Shares S...
Wednesday, March 16, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Orange County Medical Society Forms New Affinity Program with HealthFusion »
New Partnership to Provide Award Winning EHR Technology to Central Florida Physicians The Orange County Medical Societ...

Orlando Medical News
Friday, March 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Orlando Medical News: 3/10/2017 »
View this issue of OMN Legislators Get to Work –OCMS & SCMS Boots on the Ground Trump, Dems Look For C...
Friday, January 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Orlando Medical News: 1/20/2017 »
View this issue of OMN AMA Advocacy Protects Physicians from Reporting Penalties 10 Pearls for Medical Start-...
Friday, January 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Orlando Medical News: 1/13/2017 »
View this issue of OMN Dr. Brian A. Nobie Sworn in as 106th President of OCMS Now What for Future Physic...
Friday, January 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Orlando Medical News: 1/6/2017 »
View this issue of OMN   Physicians Urged to be Patient with Implementation of Medical Marijuana...
Friday, December 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Orlando Medical News: 12/30/2016 »
View this issue of OMN  

Zika Virus Updates
Friday, September 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Orange County Medical Society Urges Congressional Leaders to Take Immediate Action on Zika Funding »
  ORLANDO – The Orange County Medical Society, Inc. (OCMS) Board of Directors is calling on Congress to end the de...
Thursday, March 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Zika Virus and Pregnancy Ultrasounds »
Florida Medicaid Health Care Alert March 16, 2016 Provider Type(s): 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 66, 68, 70, and 77 Zi...
Friday, February 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Updated Zika Guidance from the Florida Department of Health »
Dear Colleagues, The Florida Department of Health has updated the Zika fever information for clinicians and obstetricia...
Friday, February 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
NOTICE OF EMERGENCY RULE »
NOTICE OF EMERGENCY RULE   DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Division of Disease Control RULE NO.:   ...

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