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. It is our mission to support members through organized medicine; to serve physicians and their patients by establishing and promoting ethical, educational and clinical standards for the medical profession; and to advocate the highest principle of all, the integrity of the patient/physician relationship.
1st Wine Down Wednesday a hit!
A time to celebrate DOCTOR'S DAY on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 6-9pm, at the beautiful Mount Dora Historic Train Depot. Join us for a Tappas menu from Pisces Rising and Argentine wines from The Wine Den! No agenda, no meeting, just time to "wine down"! Bring a guest!
Along with flagship organization, We Care of Lake County, our new offices are located at 4709 N. Hwy. 19A in Mount Dora. Our mailing address is still the same at P. O. Box 1069, Mt. Dora, 32757, and phone continues to be 352-742-9902.
We Care of Lake County
We Care of Lake County is proud to announce their newest project We Care We Share, a medical equipment reclamation program taking donated, used medical equipment and for people in need. For more information or to make arrangements to drop off equipment contact Carol Millwater at 352-742-0021 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practices are gearing up for the ICD-10 launch on October 1, 2015. Click on these helpful websites from the Centers for Medicare and Mediais Services
2016 Membership Dues
Renewals are now being accepted for the 2016 membership year. Please click on the above link to pay via PayPal or call the LSMS office for fast & easy credit card transactions. Checks man be mailed to P. O. Box 1578, Mount Dora, FL 32756.
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.
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Changes in Renewal Process!
The Florida Board of Medicine announces 1-time Renewal-Fee-Reduction for the 2013-2015 and 2014-2016 physician licensing biennia. The proposed rule change would reduce the fees from $360 to $250 only for these two license renewal cycles.
Also, the Department of Health will now review physician's continuing education records in the electronic tracking system at the time of renewal. It will happen automatically when the license is renewed, but it is important that physicians understand how this simple change will affect the way licenses are renewed in the future. CLICK HERE to learn more about the changes.
Employer Health Insurance Responsibilities...
The Affordable Care Act does not require businesses to provide health benefits to their workers, but larger employers face penalties starting if they don’t make affordable coverage available. Enforcement of those penalties will begin in 2015, a year later than originally scheduled. Click here to see a simple flowchart, prepared by the Kaiser Foundation, illustrating how those employer responsibilities work.
Most low- and middle-income Floridians who purchase plans using Premium Tax Credits in the Marketplace will pay in premiums is based on their income, not the actual cost of the insurance. Get a sense of what these maximum premium payments might be using the Kaiser Family Foundations calculator. Also see the nine exemptions from tax penalty's with this chart.
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.