Thank you to Jean Acevedo, Tom Murphy, Susan St. John and moderator John Dalton for presenting HCC Additional Risk Issues and Mitigation for Increased Use of Telehealth Services in Your Practice, on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Click here if you missed it.

Thank you to Jean Acevedo for presenting the 2 night PBCMS Town Hall. Click here for Part 1"E & M Changes Coming January 1, 2021 Will you be Ready?" 

Click here for Part 2 "Office Visits 2021: Applying Tomorrow’s Concept to Today’s Documentation."     

Telemedicine Curriculum/Primer

ACP published a telemedicine curriculum/primer that is free to study and has 2 free CME and ABIM MOC for ACP members. The link is:

Free Webinar

Telehealth, Virtual Communication Services and the Corona Pandemic

Required Continuing Education (CE) on Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking Bill, Chapter 2019-152, Laws of Florida, which addresses healthcare professionals licensed by the following Boards: Acupuncture, Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Chiropractic Medicine, Podiatric Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing Home Administration, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics and Nutrition, Respiratory Care, Massage Therapy, and Physical Therapy. Healthcare professionals licensed by these Boards must complete one hour of continuing education (CE) on human trafficking and post a sign about human trafficking in their office by January 1, 2021. Click here for more information.

Hepatitis A Information

The Department of Health launched a series of informational resources for the general public on Hepatitis A activity. The Hepatitis A information line is available to the public to answer questions regarding Hepatitis A activity in Florida. The information line is available Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm EST during normal business hours. The toll free number is 1-844-CALL-DOH  (844-225-5364).  Please contact [email protected] for written questions from the public.

Alert for Health Care Providers

Click here for information on how to protect yourself from Hepatitis A

Florida Requires Physicians to Discuss Non-opioid Alternatives With Patients

Effective July 1, 2019, all Florida physicians (with the exception of emergency services and care*) must discuss non-opioid alternatives to pain when prescribing opioids. This law was signed by Governor Ron DeSantis last week and goes into effect immediately. Below is a summary of how this will impact your practice. You can also click here for a pamphlet from the Florida Department of Health.

Florida Medical Association

Controlled Substance Prescribing Course for MD/DO - 

Florida Department of Health HB21 FAQ -

The Baptist Health South Florida CME Department 
will be providing the Prescribing Controlled Substances course to Palm Beach County physicians. The quickest path to the course will be at, select Prescribing Controlled Substances course title for additional details and to enroll. Please contact Marie Vital Acle, MPH, MCHES by email [email protected] or phone 786-596-1668.Click here for more information. 

The George Snow Scholarship Fund

The George Snow Scholarship Fund offers need-based scholarships to high school seniors and is dedicated to helping deserving students within the community achieve their career goals through their pursuit of higher education. Applications are now open. Click here for more information.