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General News
Tuesday, March 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hepatitis A cases top 350 this year »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   While the state grapples with the novel coronavirus, it also c...
Thursday, February 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Error causes Medicaid shortfall for hospitals »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- Medicaid officials made a calculation error th...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida, other states agree to drug settlement »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff Florida is part of a national settlement with generic drug manufacturer Mall...
Monday, February 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Duval, Volusia have most Hepatitis A cases »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   Florida has topped 280 reported cases of hepatitis A t...
Monday, February 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hepatitis A cases climb to 239 this year »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   Florida had 34 reported cases of hepatitis A last week, bringi...

Legislative News
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...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Seven big health-care issues to watch »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton   TALLAHASSEE --- As the end of the 2020 legislative sess...

DCMS & Member News
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...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Naval Hospital Jacksonville hosts local hospital leaders for training »
   Last week, Naval Hospital Jacksonville  hosted local hospital leaders at its Tactical Combat...
Thursday, February 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DCMS joins Florida Patient Protection Coalition »
Florida Patient Protection Coalition formed to combat misinformation regarding the level of education, training between ph...
Thursday, January 2, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Remembering Joseph Tepas, MD, longtime DCMS member »
Joseph Tepas, MD - February 26, 1946 -  December 20, 2019   Dr. Joseph Tepas, a lifetime membe...

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
Thursday, April 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
AMA summaries of ONC and CMS final rules »
The below message is from the American Medical Association:   The Office of the National Coordinator for Heal...
Thursday, April 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rethreaded & Ascension St. Vincent's creating masks for caregivers »
The below message is from Ascension St. Vincent's:   Ascension St. Vincent’s is partnering with Rethreade...
Thursday, March 5, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ascension St. Vincent’s acquires new robotic tool in fight against lung cancer »
Jacksonville, Fla.  (March 05, 2020)   – Ascension St. Vincent’s has acquired a new robotic-assisted technology...
Thursday, February 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Billing correctly for Medicare telehealth services »
Check out the below update from the official Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) news on how to bill correc...
Monday, January 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Memorial offers surgical sleep apnea treatment option »
JACKSONVILLE, FL  – Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville is now offering a breakthrough in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)...

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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