South Florida Hospital News
Monday April 19, 2021

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October 2013 - Volume 10 - Issue 4

In the area of medical malpractice law, litigation often becomes expensive, time consuming, and an emotional drain on the healthcare providers involved.

For more than 35 years, Hospice by the Sea and Hospice of Palm Beach County and Broward County have provided not-for-profit care to the south Florida community as separate organizations.

In today’s ever-changing regulatory reform environment, hospital systems must stay ahead of the curve to ensure viable financial sustainability.

"You're going to be hearing a lot of about this," John Foley guaranteed. "This" is the proposal to enroll uninsured people in insurance coverage plans as part of the federal government's Affordable Care Act

I know I shouldn’t brag but I just can’t help myself. I just enjoyed the ultimate honor … I got to marry (as in perform the ceremony of) my wonderful niece/god-daughter Ali and her guy Alex before a crowd of 200+ at the Four Seasons in Atlanta.

The ongoing measurement of outcome and efficiency in health care will play an increasingly important role as the Affordable Care Act is implemented and the national reimbursement system continues its move away from “fee for volume” to “fee for value.”

The use of technology and telecommunications in healthcare seems to evolve at a fast pace, but telemedicine laws and regulations are slow to catch up.

The Florida legislature amended statute 627.4147 that is commonly known as the “consent to settle” statute on 10/1/2011. The Florida Medical Association and doctors have fought for the right to refuse to settle malpractice claims for nearly 30 years.

There are a number of scenarios where an individual would consider buying a practice. Purchasing a medical practice from a retiring doctor can be an excellent idea for a younger doctor

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