SCMS: Promoting Our Members in the Community
The SCMS is extremely pleased to announce a partnership with Orlando Medical News to create the 2016/2017 Physician Membership Directory and Community Guide. The SCMS is working with the professionals at Orlando Medical News to increase exposure for our members throughout the community. We are crafting a distribution plan that will secure maximum impact from our pictorial directory. The SCMS Directory is a great way to promote your practice, highlight your skills, and reinforce your referral base.
SCMS Members will be contacted directly by representatives of Orlando Medical News with details on the directory and opportunities to personalize your profile. We have negotiated some attractive advertising rates that are only available for members of the SCMS.
If you want someone to contact you immediately, please reach out to the SCMS office. If not, be on the look out for a communication from Orlando Medical News.
MEDICAL MATCHPLAY GOLF EVENT - Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Dubsdread Golf Course
Come out and join us for the Orange County Medical Society's 3rd Annual Medical Matchplay Golf Event recognizing the Medical Students & Residents training in the Greater Orlando area.
Proceeds to benefit the SCMS Foundation & OCMS Foundation.
Click here for more information and to register.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! LEGAL TRENDS IMPACTING PHYSICIANS - June 4, 2016
The Seminole County Medical Society (SCMS) and Orange County Medical Society (OCMS) were proud to host the 2016 Legal Symposium at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs. This program was held, Saturday, June 4th from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm for those physicians who wanted to learn more about legal issues that affect their practice. Click here for more information and pictures from the program.
REVENUE FROM YOUR PATIENT PORTALS?
By James Alexander, CEO of JITA Medical Billing & Consulting
We are in the final days of the transition to ICD-10. According to Medical Economics less than 50% of Physicians are going to be ready by the deadline. That is a big topic right now, but this article is not about Physicians transitioning to ICD-10. Instead, I am focusing on a topic that has surfaced recently through my conversations with Industry Professionals and Physicians. The question: Should I charge patients for the use of my Patient Portal? Never thought about it did you? When asked, HIPAA, Meaningful Use, Backlash from Patients all came to mind. Why at this point would anyone want to do anything that would hinder the use of the Patient Portal? But it is a valid question that needed additional research. Are there Physicians charging people for using their patient portals? According to an article in Becker’s Hospital Review, the answer is yes! The article had serious issues that the author neither mentioned nor addressed including the most pressing one— HIPAA. I will allow you to be the Judge.
ABANDONED MEDICAL RECORDS ALERT
The Florida Department of Health is experiencing an increase in the number of reports regarding abandoned medical records. In an effort to curb this trend, the Florida Board of Medicine is sending out a campaign to educate doctors regarding the retention and disposition of medical records. Click here to read more.
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