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Local Orlando Parents Help Interview Candidates for Positions at New Hospital Opening in October
Eight months before the grand opening of Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, job seekers will have an opportunity to apply for specific positions. Nemours has announced that the nearly 600 position descriptions will be posted along with an opportunity to apply over this coming weekend. The positions may be found in the careers section of the Nemours website.

UnitedHealthcare to Strengthen Service to Florida with Purchase of Preferred Care Partners and Medica HealthCareunited health care

[MINNETONKA, Minn. and MIAMI] – Feb. 28, 2012 – Demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to serving health care consumers across Florida, UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) company, has agreed to purchase Preferred Care Partners (Preferred Care) and Medica HealthCare Plans (Medica), senior-focused health plans with operations primarily in South and Central Florida. The acquisitions will be two separate transactions.
Why Cleaning for Health Should be a Critical Concern
By Terri DeGross
Cleaning is the most fundamental indoor environment management strategy.  Green Cleaning is NOT simply using Green chemicals; it’s also the type equipment used and implementing a specific cleaning process designed to capture and remove contaminants and germs, in order to protect health.
By: VICKY VANGORDER
Is your practice protected in the event an employee files a claim against you for the following allegations?
Hurry Up and Wait For New Rx Regulations
By Chuck Wright
Pharmacists can fill a controlled substance prescription on a noncompliant pad only if it was written prior to the deadline date. If pharmacists have any question of the authenticity...
Physicians have a say in the settlement of Malpractice claims again
Vicky VanGorder, CPCU, RPLU
The Florida legislature recently passed a bill that goes into effect on October 1, 2011 that allows the insurance companies to include a “consent to settle” clause within the...
Merger/Acquisition of FPIC Insurance Group and The Doctors Company
Vicky VanGorder, CPCU, RPLU
The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest professional liability insurance carrier announced on October 19, 2011 that they have completed the merger/acquisition of FPIC Insurance Group, the leading professional liability insurance company in Florida. Read more
Does Going EHR Really Mean Paperless?
By Chuck Wright
You have heard it many times from salesmen and probably even said yourself, “We are going paperless!” But are you really? Those savvy salesmen made it sound like you would be saving the environment and your wallet by switching to an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.  In some instances you may actually use more paper.
CMS GRANTS A HIPAA 5010 GRACE PERIOD
Louie Hilal
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced a 90-day grace period for enforcement action related to the January 1 Version 5010 HIPAA compliance deadline. 
Surgical Center Cleaning Standards Using AORN Recommended Practices
By Terri DeGross
AORN (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses) recognizes the numerous types of settings in which perioperative nurses practice. These recommended practices are intended a guidelines adaptable to various practice settings. These practice settings include traditional OR’s, Ambulatory surgery units, physician offices, cardiac catheterization suites, endoscopy suites, radiology departments, and all other areas where operative and other invasive procedures may be performed. 
HHS Press Release: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Announces Delay of ICD-10 until October 1, 2014
In a new press release from HHS, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a proposed rule that would delay the compliance date for ICD-10 from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014