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News & Updates
Wednesday, November 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Orange County decides to allow medical marijuana dispensaries »
Advocates cried and cheered as Orange County commissioners unanimously voted to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in th...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FL Lawmakers Propose Clearing The Path For More Needle Exchange Programs »
As opioid abuse rises across the state some lawmakers are pushing to clear the way for more needle exchange programs. ...
Tuesday, November 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Blue To Stop Covering OxyContin To Prevent Opioid Abuse »
Florida’s largest health insurance company will stop covering OxyContin, the brand name for prescription opioid, beginning...
Monday, October 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Physicians Come Together to Help Children in Need »
Physicians throughout the community are coming together next month to support local children and their families through a...
Monday, October 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sweeping Measure Addresses Prescription Pills »
Doctors would be limited to prescribing seven days' worth of opioids for patients with acute pain and would have to check...

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 »
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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
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...
Friday, July 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS makes Medicare claims data available to qualified entities. »
New rules under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Centers allow qualified entities to confidentiall...
Friday, June 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Physicians Frustrated With Florida's Medicaid System, Report Finds »
According to a report by the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, Florida's system for delivering Medicaid to ch...

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...

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)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)

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