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The Lake-Sumter Medical Society is a membership organization comprised of Doctors of Medicine (MD) and Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) located within the two-county area.  

Why be a member?  Our mission is to support members through the difficulties of practicing medicine in today's challenging climate.  Whether looking for help with business matters, staff issues, financial problems, contract negotiations, HIPAA, CMS, EHR's or more personal issues like burnout, your COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY is here for you.  Join now!

Just starting out?  With our ABC's of practice startup and a mentor, we can help you navigate the pitfalls.

Feeling bruised & battered by payors?  Would some contract help be the answer? Our list of independent conractors is tried and true. 

Staff problems?  We have resources to help you with legal and ethical issues.

Want to provide insurance benefits to staff?  Ours is the best. Let Barrett, Liner & Buss give you a quote.

Bring us your problem!  With resources, experience and collaborators, we will figure it out.  Our physicians are important to us.  Make your Lake-Sumter Medical Society your FIRST CALL!  That number is 352-74-9902!

UCF School of Medicine hosts LSMS

Join us for a tour of the facilities and a private conversation with Dean Deborah German on March 4, 2020, 6:30pm at the Lake Nona campus.  Call 352-742-9902 to reserve your seat for this special event.

Lake Sumter Medical Society joins 50 other special interest groups in moving aggressively to pass legislation that would put Florida’s patients at risk and significantly compromise healthcare quality. Under the guise of increasing access to care, HB 607 would endanger patients by allowing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) to practice beyond the scope of their education and training — without any supervision by licensed physicians.  Visit www.floridapatient.com to learn more.

Coronavirus 2019-nCoV

Flowchart to Identify and Assess 2019 Novel Coronavirus for the evaluation of patients who may be ill with or who may have been exposed to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) 

Renewing your License?

On Oct. 4, 2019, the Florida Department of Health mailed renewal postcards to Medical Doctors whose licenses have a Jan. 31, 2020 expiration date. Prior to renewing your license, please report your continuing medical education (CME) hours into the Department’s official CE tracking system, CE Broker. (Note: A basic CE Broker account is free.) To report course completion, log into your MQA Online Services Account. From your dashboard, go to the “Additional Activities” header and select “Report CE/CME.” To “Renew A License,” visit www.flhealthsource.gov and click the “Renew A License” button. Then, enter your Personal Identifying Information and click the “Login” button to gain entry into your account. The CME hours are listed below. If you are renewing your license for the first time, you are exempt from the general CME requirement and are only required to complete 2 hours of Preventing Medical Errors and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS. Rule 64B8-13.005, Florida Administrative Code, requires the Prevention of Medical Errors course to contain the five most misdiagnosed medical conditions in Florida for the previous two years. Currently, those conditions are: cancer-related issues; neurological/spine related-issues; cardiac/stroke-related issues; infectious/communicable diseases; pulmonary-related issues. 

Closing or Relocating Your Office?

The matter of closing or relocating a practice is a multi-level process. Physician practices close for many reasons, including physician illness, death, or a decision to sell, go solo, join another group, become employed, relocate or retire.  Our friends at The Doctors Company offers an array of patient safety and risk management tips to make the transition easier. 

Health Insurance plus Disability, Vision, Dental and Life FOR YOUR PRACTICE!

 Managed by Barrett, Liner & Buss, LTD, overees all of these extremely successful insurance plans (Blue Cross Blue Shield and UNUM) save members thousands of dollars plus offer empolyee benefits!  For LSMS members only, our competative rates, excellent plans and opportunities for employees to upgrade, makes the LSMS Health Insurance Trust a product you MUST check out.  UNUM products give our members added value products a large group costs.  Visit www.trustlsms.com to learn more.


Opioid Overdose - Helpful Materials for Patients

Living with chronic pain can be challenging. It is essential that you and your doctor discuss treatment options with all of the risks and benefits carefully considered. Some medications, such as prescription opioids, can help relieve pain in the short term but also come with serious risks and potential complications—and must be prescribed and used carefully. CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain helps increase providers’ ability to offer safer, more effective pain management. The Guideline and supporting resources support clinical decision making about prescribing opioids.  Click here for helpful materials.   

FMA Reports ~ Florida's Physician Workforce

Economic Impact:  ONE PHYSICIAN generates $1.3 Million in annual revenue for a community.

The latest white paper from FMA Director of Payment Advocacy Jarrod Fowler, focuses on data from the Florida Department of Health's Physician Workforce Annual Report.  Click here for a look at physician demographics, clinical workload, economic impact, compensation, Medicaid/Medicare acceptance and more.

New Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) Get It, Use It

Use MBIs now for all Medicare transactions. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finished mailing new Medicare cards. The new cards without Social Security Numbers (SSNs) offer better identity protection. Help protect your patients’ personal identities by getting their MBIs and using them for Medicare business, including claims submission and eligibility transactions.  Click here for more.

Sponsorship opportunities!

Let LSMS be your marketing vehicle to connect with physicians and practice managers.  We have many options to promote your business while supporting this important membership organizaton.  Click or call us for details and check out the Sponsorship Opportunities link on the left banner.

A not-for-profit organization founded by the Lake-Sumter Medical Society, We Care provides referrals for specialty care to the more than 30,000 disadvantaged residents of Lake County. While We Care provides the referral service, the commitment by local health care providers makes the organization's mission a reality. More Info

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