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November 2015 - Volume 12 - Issue 5


Don't think that just because Linda Quick is retiring as president of the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association (SFHHA), she won't still be around.

Hospice care continues to be one of the most valuable benefits in the U.S. healthcare system. That is evident as the reimbursement regulatory environment evolves and aligns with payor and patient incentives more and more.

Having graduated from high school in Brooklyn, NY, many of my colleagues informed me that I would eventually be living in South Florida. As I took off to college, then law school, all outside of New York

Teaching hospitals, healthcare facilities that train new physicians, have become the foundation of the country’s healthcare system. In the United States, the healthcare system relies on teaching hospitals

I woke up this morning, looked at the calendar and it said NOVEMBER! To say that 2015 is disappearing at the speed of sound would be an understatement.

Thank you to all who are taking the time to read this healthcare periodical and column. Your participation in your healthcare community is key in your growth within your field. 

I love building teams! It is always neat when you have the opportunity to hire, train and develop a team. When a team you helped build is successful, the sense of pride everyone experiences is awesome. 

The year 2015 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Medicare program. Over the years Medicare has grown and today provides quality health coverage for more than 50 million Americans.

 Beginning in 2018, employers who offer high-cost health plans will face the ‘Cadillac’ tax—a 40 percent excise tax levied on individual insurance plans costing $10,200 or more, and family plans costing $27,500 and up.

Behavioral healthcare, and specifically addiction treatment, is rapidly growing and changing as the United States tries to move away from the failed “war on drugs” to the “demand reduction” model. 

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