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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!

Practice Management Leaderhip Summit - November 7, 2019

Are you a good leader?  Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed? Do you think you communicate with your staff? If you don't have all the answers and could use some professional help, JOIN US for this first annual Practice Management Leadership Summit and we'll tackle problems and issues you ALL face every single day!
Click here to register for this free evening designed to be the best practice-related event you've attended....ever!  Be the first to sign up and get the first door prize of the evening.  Bring a guest and be in the running for a spa day!  
Our first Summit features a lineup who will be a fabulous resource for you and your practice.
Wendy Sellers, The HR Lady
Wendy is a "straight from the hip" human relations expert who tells it like it is.  Whether hiring, firing, dealing with difficult situations, you name it.  You don't want to miss her!
Jeremy Valverde, Affinity Tech Solutions
Affinity Tech Solutions is a trusted adviser to many of our Society members and provides expert solutions for your expensive internet security.  Think dark web.....
Jeff Holt, PNC Bank Medical Services 
Jeff has been providing quality benefits to Society members not only including merchant services but also revenue overview and management.  Think fraud & embezzlement...
Lake Sumter State College will bring the following topics:
 Patient Engagement: Helping the Clinical Team Effectively Communicate with Patients to meet the MIPS and HEDIS quality measures.
 Improving performance on 3 clinical measures that overlap between HEDIS and MIPS to ensure you meet your quality measures 
Promoting Interoperability criteria - especially the 2020 requirements for hospitals to notify PCPs of patient coordination efforts.

Health Insurance plus Disability, Vision, Dental and Life

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.

Zika in Florida: Prepare and protect

Stay aware of Zika activity and help protect your patients by visiting the state Department of Health’s ZIKAFREE Florida site. This online resource tracks Zika virus transmission in Florida, provides information about prevention, testing and symptoms, and links to specific information for physicians and healthcare providers. You can also take the “Zika in Florida” CME course for free in the FMA’s online education catalog by clicking here

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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