North Central Florida Local News

Trump Administration Issues Key Recommendations to Nursing Homes, State and Local Governments

Apr 03, 2020 at 12:34 am by pj

Frontline data informs new CMS/CDC guidance to help fight against COVID-19  At the direction of President Trump, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS),.... Read More

Pandemic-Stricken Cities Have Empty Hospitals, But Reopening Them Is Difficult

Apr 02, 2020 at 07:28 pm by pj

 (Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)   Nina Feldman, WHYY , Kaiser Health News   As city leaders across the country scramble to find space fo.... Read More

COVID-19 Cases Now Total 33 in Marion County; New Group Eligible for Testing at Department of Health

Apr 02, 2020 at 12:41 pm by pj

  OCALA — As of 12 p.m. Thursday, April 2, Marion County has 33 total COVID-19 cases. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus include a 33-year -ol.... Read More

10 Things to Remember for Your Practice

Apr 02, 2020 at 10:48 am by pj

The Integrated Independent Physicians Network has released a list of ten things for physicians to keep in mind to help their practices weather the current crisis.   Pro.... Read More

Intimacy vs. Isolation: The Importance of Developing Relationships in Healthcare

Apr 02, 2020 at 03:34 am by pj

  By DR. SARAH MÜLLER   Back in the 20th century, Erik Erikson developed a psychosocial theory for human development which he split into 8 stages. The sixth.... Read More

American Lung Association Asks Florida to Do More to Prevent, Reduce Tobacco Use

Apr 02, 2020 at 03:01 am by pj

  Our nation is facing a youth e-cigarette epidemic, setting up our kids to become the next generation hooked on tobacco, and continuing the cycle of tobacco addiction a.... Read More

Correct Use of CPT Modifiers to Maximize Reimbursement

Apr 02, 2020 at 02:52 am by pj

  By CAREL VISSER   It is widely accepted that the national denial and rejection rate runs as high as 30 percent of all insurance claims submitted to insurance co.... Read More

Governor DeSantis Finally Orders Residents To Stay Home

Apr 02, 2020 at 02:42 am by pj

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at a news conference in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)   Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News  With pressure mounting fr.... Read More

Latest Florida DOH COVID-19 Information and Updates

Apr 02, 2020 at 02:00 am by pj

  Click here for up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19 with the Florida Department of Health     Click here for the Florida COVID-19 Data and Surv.... Read More

COVID-19: Finding Calm Amongst the Chaos

Apr 02, 2020 at 01:00 am by pj

  By VINTEE NARANG, MD  As a community, we find ourselves to be under a great deal of pressure these days. As healthcare workers, we are in the forefront of this b.... Read More

NeuLife Rehab Announces Availability to Admit Patients Diagnosed with Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries and other Catastrophic Diagnoses

Mar 31, 2020 at 03:34 pm by pj

  Mount Dora, Florida -- NeuLife Rehab President Tera Welch announced today that NeuLife, a licensed specialized residential post-acute facility has IMMEDIATE availabili.... Read More

LENS Incident Command Center Supports COVID-19 Response Across 8 US States, Including Florida Hospitals 

Mar 31, 2020 at 01:20 pm by pj

  Free for use during the COVID-19 pandemic, the LENS Incident Command Center enables rapid identification and resolution of patient and staff safety.... Read More

More Than 5,000 Surgery Centers Can Now Serve As Makeshift Hospitals During COVID-19 Crisis

Mar 31, 2020 at 02:25 am by pj

(EyeEm/Getty Images)   Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News and Cara Anthony  The Trump administration cleared the way Monday to immediately use outpatient surgery cente.... Read More

Coronavirus Patients Caught In Conflict Between Hospital And Nursing Homes

Mar 31, 2020 at 02:20 am by pj

(Hannah Norman/KHN Illustration; Getty Images)   Judith Graham Kaiser Health News A wrenching conflict is emerging as the COVID-19 virus storms through U.S. communitie.... Read More

What Takes So Long? A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Steps Involved In COVID-19 Testing

Mar 31, 2020 at 02:15 am by pj

 (Dan DeLong for KHN) Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News  After a slow start, testing for COVID-19 has ramped up in recent weeks, with giant commercial labs jumping.... Read More

Physicians Fear For Their Families As They Battle Coronavirus With Too Little Armor

Mar 31, 2020 at 02:11 am by pj

Dr. Jessica Kiss has had just one N95 respirator mask since March 16, when she got a box of five for her practice from a physician friend.  (KHN Illustration/Lynne Shal.... Read More

Under Financial Strain, Community Health Centers Ramp Up Coronavirus Response

Mar 31, 2020 at 02:06 am by pj

Dr. Esther Johnston of HealthPoint Community Health Center says her clinic in Auburn, Washington, has overhauled how it sees patients, shifting resources away from routine pri.... Read More

Telemedicine Surges, Fueled By Coronavirus Fears And Shift In Payment Rules

Mar 31, 2020 at 02:02 am by pj

(E+/Getty Images)   Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News  Lukas Kopacki, home from college after the coronavirus pandemic closed his campus, was feeling lousy for da.... Read More

Help Wanted: Retired Doctors And Nurses Don Scrubs Again In Coronavirus Fight

Mar 31, 2020 at 01:58 am by pj

(iStock/Getty Images)   Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Laura Benson retired from nursing in 2018, but this week she reported for work again in New Rochelle, New Y.... Read More

Position Statement Highlights Importance of Sleep for Physician Self-care

Mar 30, 2020 at 04:26 pm by pj

  Physician burnout is a significantly underappreciated public safety issue, and sleep loss is often overlooked as a contributing factor, according to a new positio.... Read More