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General News
Thursday, August 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medical board considers new pelvic exam law »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff The Florida Board of Medicine has agreed to weigh in on whether a new state...
Tuesday, August 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
State hits Medicaid plans for contract breaches »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff Managed care plans were sanctioned 187 times and paid more than $2 million i...
Friday, July 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
New pelvic exam law causes uncertainty »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE-- A new state law aimed at protecting patients from unwante...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
State waives Medicaid transportation rule »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff Days after agreeing to waive rules that require hospitals to obtain prior...
Friday, July 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS releases new Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) »
Content provided by: Karen Zupko & Associates, Inc.   CMS just released the updated ABN CMS-R-131.&nb...

Legislative News
Monday, June 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DeSantis vetoes a 'big hit' to health care budget »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed more than $140.5 million i...
Thursday, March 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
The big issues from the 2020 Legislative Session »
The News Service of Florida By Jim Saunders & Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- Florida lawmakers finished th...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget adds health contracts, Medicaid changes »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- A proposed $93.2 billion state budget cobbled toget...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lawmakers pass major bills on nurses, pharmacists »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, the Flori...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Major health care issues teed up in Senate »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- The Senate on Tuesday took up three House health ca...

DCMS & Member News
Tuesday, August 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DCMS welcomes new member Dr. Kristina DeMatas »
Dr. Kristina DeMatas is a family and sports medicine physician at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. She is also the fo...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DCMS welcomes new member Dr. Julie Greenwalt »
Julie Greenwalt, MD is currently a radiation oncologist at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center. She was raised on the space...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DCMS welcomes new member Dr. Louis LaVopa »
Louis LaVopa, MD is a board certified Emergency Medicine physician at Emergency Resources Group, where he staffs local eme...
Wednesday, May 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Strategic alliance provides a wealth of resources for physician practices »
Cobbe Consulting & Management (CCM) and Acevedo Consulting Incorporated (ACI) today announced a strategic partnership...
Monday, February 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DCMS welcomes new member Dr. Stephen Arndt »
Dr. Stephen Arndt is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with Southeast Orthopedic Specialists who sp...

Member Editorials
Thursday, May 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DCMS President Dr. Galani Needs Your Help! »
  Dear Colleagues, Here’s a quick question for you. Do you own an HDTV made by Gateway Computers? Here’s an...
Tuesday, April 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
April in Tallahassee: An Update on the Legislative Session »
By Mark Dobbertien, MD, FACS DCMS Treasurer & FMA Surgical Specialty Board Representative...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
House moves to expand scope of practice »
By Mark Dobbertien, MD, FACS DCMS Treasurer & FMA Surgical Specialty Board Representative  ...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Action Needed: CMS Proposed Rule »
  Dear Colleague, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed changes to the E/M serv...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Addressing gun violence at the Future of Healthcare Conference »
A Message from Dr. Sunil Joshi, DCMS Foundation President: Nearly one week after the tragedy in Parkland, many of u...

Members & the Media
Saturday, December 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Physicians suggest sensible reforms to Obamacare »
Three leaders within the Duval County Medical Society are weighing in on the Affordable Care Act and potential reforms....
Wednesday, November 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to combat allergies to Christmas trees- real AND artificial »
Did you know both real AND fake Christmas trees can trigger allergies? In today's article for The Florida Times-Union...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Think you're allergic to penicillin? Think again. »
Many people are told they are allergic to penicillin, which may not necessarily be the case. In this week's DCMS column...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How much sleep does your child need? »
If your children are like the majority of kids these days, they are not getting enough  sleep . They are staying...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Exercise and vein health: What you should know »
If you are one of the approximately 40 million people suffering from varicose veins or  chronic venous insufficiency...

Hospital & Medical Organization News
Wednesday, August 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
New medical device helps patients with movement disorders »
The following is a news release from Baptist Health: Jacksonville, Fla., August 05, 2020 –  Based on curre...
Tuesday, August 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Christmas in July raises $10K+ for Wolfson Children's Hospital »
The following is a news release from Wolfson Children’s Hospital: Jacksonville, Florida, August 4, 2020 – As July c...
Monday, August 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Northeast Florida hospitals launch “Wear a Mask” campaign »
The following is a news release from our local hospitals and health systems:   JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (August 3, 2020...
Monday, August 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Life Flight turns 40 years old »
The following is a news release from Baptist Health:   Jacksonville, Fla., August 3, 2020 - Forty yea...
Thursday, July 30, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Wolfson Children’s Health Center to host drive-thru back-to-school bash »
The following is a news release from Wolfson Children's Health Center:   Who: In this time of uncer...

CEO's Blog
Thursday, March 12, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DCMS expresses concern with scope of practice expansions signed into law »
A Message from DCMS Chief Executive Officer Fraser Cobbe: The DCMS is currently analyzing the impact on physicians...
Thursday, February 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on proposed independent practice for APRNs & PAs »
Scope of Practice for APRNs and PAs: (HB 607 by Pigman and SB 1676 by Albritton)   A Legislative Update...
Thursday, January 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Continuing the Legacy »
On behalf of the talented and dedicated team of professionals at Cobbe Consulting & Management, I would like to share...
Wednesday, June 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New healthcare laws take effect Monday »
On Tuesday, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a number of bills passed during this legislative session that will go in...
Thursday, May 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
They're headed into overtime in Tallahassee »
No, this has nothing to do with the Florida St. Seminoles or even sports for that matter. The Florida Legislature wil...

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