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Medical Spa Industry Is Booming But is Regulation Keeping Up?

Medical Spas nationwide, but specifically in Florida, have been opening up at a staggering pace. For many reasons, including new services, technological advances, and lax regulations, the opportunities for medical spa businesses are endless. In 2010, there were about 1,600 medspas operating in the United States generating about $1.1 billion in revenue (about $700,000 per medspa on average). By...

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A Buyer’s Guide to AI: SFMGMA launches 2021 webinar series with compelling topic

The South Florida Medical Group Management Association (SFMGMA) kicked off its 2021 online continuing education program with an intriguing presentation entitled So I’m supposed to buy AI. Now what? This May 25th online Lunch-and-Learn event was presented by Matt Jones CEO of Science. With an extensive background in artificial intelligence and machine learning, Mr. Jones was uniquely qualified to...

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Miami Pair Charged With Paying Kickbacks for Mental Health Services

A Miami federal grand jury recently indicted two people on charges they were paying kickbacks to Medicaid beneficiaries to generate business for their mental health counseling clinic in Doral. According to the indictment, Lorena Osella, 43 owned Lighthouse Community Center, LLC, which purported to offer psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) services, a type of mental health counseling to help people...

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Telemedicine Is a Tool — Not a Replacement for Your Doctor’s Touch

Earlier in the pandemic it was vital to see doctors over platforms like Zoom or FaceTime when in-person appointments posed risks of coronavirus exposure. Insurers were forced — often for the first time — to reimburse for all sorts of virtual medical visits and generally at the same price as in-person consultations. By April 2020, one national study found, telemedicine visits already accounted...

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Does Technology harm your hands? Common myths regarding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

It is a common misconception that using a computer causes carpal tunnel syndrome. In fact, there is a near universal belief that technology gadgets can cause all sorts of hand problems. Both the lay public and most healthcare providers believe that entities such as “blackberry thumb” and “Nintendonitis”  truly exist and that common hand problems such as flexor tendonitis and basal joint...

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When and How to Report a Medical Malpractice Insurance Incident or Claim

Many of my clients hesitate to report a potential incident or claim to their medical malpractice insurance carrier because they fear a cancellation notice or the loss of claims-free credits. Have you had or do you know of an incident, claim, or potential claim that you did not report to your current insurer? Not every concern needs to be reported; but, what happens if an incident is not reported...

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