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HIPAA Audits are Back: 83% of Practices Miss This Crucial Requirement (And How to Fix It) image

HIPAA Audits are Back: 83% of Practices Miss This Crucial Requirement (And How to Fix It)

June 5, 2024

Contributed by Abyde The random HIPAA audits are officially back. Melanie Fontes Rainer, Director of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), confirmed in a recent interview that the OCR is proactively conducting audits as part of a series of improvements. Following a…

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Change Healthcare Cyber Event – Holy Cow! What Happened?

May 21, 2024

Contributed by Tech Eagles On February 21st, Change Healthcare (a member of the United Healthcare Group) first reported a cyber incident. The incident caused Change Healthcare to take their systems offline. This affected billing, care-authorizations, prescription fulfillment, and more across…

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Generational Wealth Management: A Guide to Financial Planning for Physicians

March 4, 2024

Contributed by Hancock Whitney Financial planning for physicians is not just about securing today’s wealth but building a legacy that lasts for generations. Given the unique financial landscape of medical professionals—who often start their careers later due to extensive education…

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Our Continued Commitment to Quality Education: CMG Sponsors CE Broker

October 25, 2023

In our continuous mission to “Empower Physicians to Promote the Highest Quality Patient Care,” we find ourselves constantly adapting and seeking innovative solutions to uphold our core values. The Emerald Coast Medical Association recognizes the importance of sustaining affordable access…

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Monthly Risk Management Updates

October 3, 2023

Below are links containing new and updated MedPro publications. The risk management tools and resources are focused on the identification and mitigation of emerging or persistent healthcare risks. In addition, national and Florida-specific regulatory and/or legal updates may be included.…

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Understanding Patient and Doctor Rights in Florida: Can a Doctor Refuse to Treat a Patient?

July 20, 2023

In the wake of Florida’s new SB 1580 bill, a burning question arises amongst Florida doctors and their patients: can a doctor refuse to treat a patient? Emerald Coast Medical Association seeks to shed light on this critical topic, as…

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Medical Malpractice Insurance

June 21, 2023

Discover Affordable Options for Medical Malpractice Insurance With the escalating number of medical malpractice lawsuits, doctors and healthcare providers often face overwhelming stress and uncertainty. At ECMA, we prioritize our members’ well-being by offering exclusive access to the ECMA Medical…

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How to Get More Patients with Physician Listing Management

April 18, 2023

As healthcare consumers increasingly rely on the internet to find their medical providers, it’s essential for physicians and practices to establish a strong online presence to attract more patients. If you find yourself wondering how to get more patients, one…

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Online Reputation Management for Doctors

December 1, 2022

Contributed by Curiosity Marketing Group In the digital age, your online reputation is one of the most critical assets of your medical practice. Think about it, how do you choose where to dine or where to get your hair cut?…

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Bay County Updates on COVID-19

April 6, 2020

As our community struggles to get back to some semblance of normal after the disaster of Michael, healthcare professionals find ourselves again wrestling with the chaos addressing basic healthcare needs.  These are unprecedented times, and like our patients, many of…

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Emerald Coast Medical Association Joins Florida Patient Protection Coalition

February 10, 2020

Healthcare is best delivered by a team of professionals working together for the good of the patient. Each member is trained for a specific role, with specific training requirements commensurate with responsibility. Independent practice of Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners not…

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The Med-Mal Insurance Storm of 2020

November 22, 2019

I was living in Panama City, Florida when Hurricane Michael all but destroyed our community. As we all remember, the storm hit the Panhandle so quickly that we barely had time to prepare. This experience made me reflect back to…

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Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
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Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center
Hancock Bank
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Panama City Surgery Center