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Weekly Blogs

Reasons for Patients Ignoring Physician Advice

November 16, 2018

  It is a known fact among all of our members that patients often do not do what their physician advises them to after seeing them. As frustrating as it can be, it is important to us at Emerald Coast…

CMS Modifies Proposed Changes to E/M Codes

November 9, 2018

Emerald Coast Medical Association aims to keep our members up to date on the newest legal changes. CMS listened to doctors and decided to delay any changes to codes for Medicare patient visits until 2021. According to the Centers for…

Post Hurricane Member Resources

November 2, 2018

Free Loaner Copy Machines CPC Office Technologies is offering loaner copiers at no charge for 90 days to any companies affected by the hurricane. If your business or a business that you know of was affected, please let us know. Kayla Obert…

Providing Support to Those Experiencing Burnout

November 2, 2018

Emerald Coast Medical Association is aware that physician and nurse burnout is becoming more and more of a problem in the workforce. Recent reports have shown that factors such as the generation and role of the nurse can have a…

Hurricane Michael Recovery: Physician Resources

October 29, 2018

Listed Here are Resources Available for Physicians in Bay County and Surrounding Areas Last Updated: 07/18/2019 MEDICAL OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE Office space for rent – 3500 sq feet on Jenks Ave available in September. Contact Stephanie Parrish 850-866-5223 MEDICAL EQUIPMENT…

October – Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 26, 2018

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Emerald Coast Medical Association offers Cyber Liability Insurance to our dedicated members. We are using the month of October to make our members aware of cybersecurity and the aftermath of cybersecurity attacks. Medical device cybersecurity…

Practice Updates for Hurricane Michael Impacted Areas

October 20, 2018

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Protecting Our Members from Cybersecurity Threats

October 12, 2018

At Emerald Coast Medical Association our members are our top priority. Data breaches have become very common, putting patients at risk for their information to be accessed by hackers. We offer Cyber Liability Insurance to our members to help save…

Easing Restriction on Medication-Assisted Addiction Treatment

October 5, 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Drug Enforcement Administration have recently been working together to increase access to medication-assisted addiction treatment (MAT). The HHS and DEA are aware that doctors able to prescribe these medications are in…

Senate Passes Bill in Response to Opioid Crisis

September 28, 2018

Emerald Coast Medical Association is dedicated to keeping our members up to date on any legal changes going on in the medical community. The most recent one being a massive package of measures in response to the ongoing opioid crisis.…

CMS Overpayment Rule Overturned

September 21, 2018

The medical community has its own laws that can be changed. Often, these laws have a significant impact on the medical community and the way patients or physicians are handled. At Emerald Coast Medical Association, we strive to keep our…

Federal CSR Case is a Win for ACA Insurers

September 14, 2018

Tuesday, September 4th marked a big moment for providers in the Affordable Care Act, when Montana Health Co-op was awarded a win in the ongoing battle between insurers and the government over cost-sharing reduction payments (CSRs). The health cooperative, which…