Call for 2024 FMA reference committee nominations

Posted on 4/25/2024
County and specialty medical societies are invited to nominate eligible physicians to serve on the FMA’s reference committees. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. (EDT) Friday, May 17.

AHCA awards Medicaid managed care program contracts

Posted on 4/18/2024
The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has announced the five health plans that will receive contracts to participate in Florida’s Medicaid managed care program: Florida Community Care, Humana Medical Plan, Simply Healthcare Plans, Sunshine

How the Change Healthcare cyberattack is affecting physicians

Posted on 4/18/2024
Physicians nationwide have experienced tremendous hardship due to the Change Healthcare cybersecurity breach in February, according to AMA survey data.

Joseph Mazziotta, MD Profile

Posted on 4/18/2024
The Capital Medical Society is pleased to announce Joseph Mazziotta, MD, as the recipient of its 2024 Thomas L. Hicks, MD Outstanding Physician Award.

David Huang, MD Profile

Posted on 4/11/2024
The Capital Medical Society is pleased to announce David Huang, MD, as the recipient of its 2024 I.B. Harrison, MD Humanitarian Award.

FMA Profile: Saurabh Agrawal, MD

Posted on 4/4/2024
Dr. Agrawal sees leadership skills playing a major role in his area of expertise, which he considers a shared practice by definition.

Cyberattack aftermath: Congress members press HHS, CMS for answers

Posted on 3/21/2024
On March 19, U.S. Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, MD, R-Iowa, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., along with 94 bipartisan members of the House of Representatives, sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra about the challeng

Gerold L. Schiebler, MD

Posted on 3/8/2024
FMA Past President Gerold L. Schiebler, MD, a giant of pediatric medicine, a mentor to numerous physician leaders, and an unparalleled advocate for children in Florida, passed away on Saturday, March 2, at age 95 in Amelia Island.

Can student loans affect my ability to establish or purchase a practice?

Posted on 2/8/2024
If you find yourself wondering whether your student loans will hinder you in becoming the owner of a medical practice or surgery center, you are not alone!

Session midpoint report: what physicians need to know

Posted on 2/8/2024
Wednesday, Feb. 7, marked day 30 of the 60-day Florida Legislative Session. Your FMA has been hard at work advocating to help physicians practice medicine. While we are monitoring hundreds of bills on your behalf, the following briefly summarizes som

Major tort reform-related bill passes Senate committee

Posted on 2/1/2024
The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee passed through a tort reform-related bill (SB 248) that includes a critical amendment limiting non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits.

Medicine’s big win on prior authorization

Posted on 2/1/2024
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released a final prior authorization and interoperability rule that makes significant improvements to the prior authorization process

Medicine’s big win on prior authorization

Posted on 2/1/2024
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released a final prior authorization and interoperability rule that makes significant improvements to the prior authorization process

Major tort reform-related bill passes Senate committee

Posted on 2/1/2024
The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee passed through a tort reform-related bill (SB 248) that includes a critical amendment limiting non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits.