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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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Arming Ourselves Against Physician Burnout

September 7, 2018

Physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals everywhere are experiencing burnout due to stress related factors. The suicide rate among physicians is more than double that of the general population. Burnout and depression can lead to medical error, something no patient wants…

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Prescription Limits Are Not The Answer

August 31, 2018

What do we do about the opiate crisis? Everywhere you look, you see a lot of hand-wringing and concern regarding this question. And with good reason! Opiate overdose and death rates continue to soar, and while the rate of prescribing…

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Preventing Human Errors in Radiology

August 24, 2018

As they say, “to err is human.” Everyone makes mistakes. As medical practitioners, there is more at stake when we err than for the average person. A diagnostic error can delay needed treatment and harm patient outcome. Autopsy studies have…

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Stress About Care Adds to Patients’ Health Concerns

August 17, 2018

As medical practitioners, we feel the stress of the nation’s health care issues every day. Continual paperwork, denial of claims, and ever-changing regulations put non-stop pressure on our offices. But the stress of a fractured health care system is impacting…

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What’s Your Number? New Blood Pressure Guidelines Impact Millions

August 10, 2018

On August 1st, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released updates to their guidelines for the prevention, detection, and management of high blood pressure. This is the first change to this guidance in 14 years and…

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David Scott Fine Jewelry
Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
Curiosity
Danna Gracey
Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center
Hancock Bank
MedPro
Panama City Surgery Center