Game Changers  
  Volume II   Issue 2                   
                                 January 18, 2013    


                 South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:   

                           Promotions, Engagements, Appointments & Accolades

                                                          From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus &
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Calendar of Current Events

 South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum presents... 

Installation Dinner Jan 24th

Signature Grand, Davie 

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FHIcommunications Presents...


Tuesday, January 29, 2013  

7:00-9:00 a.m.  


Finding a Path through the Maze: Medicare Provider Re-Validation


  • Benjamin Frosch  
  • Gary Matzner, Esq.  

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Aventura, 2nd Floor Lobby


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SFMGMA Lunch & Learn Event

Friday, January 25, 2013

Noon - 2:30 PM

  Hotel Sofitel Miami

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 Local ACO Meets with Top CMS Officials

Richard Lucibella
Richard Lucibella
In the wake of changes in health care law and their impact on physicians and seniors, it's no surprise that HealthNet, South Florida's only Primary Care focused Accountable Care Organization (ACO), is on CMS' radar.   

During the first leg of his fact-finding tour, Jonathan Blum, Principal Deputy Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), met with principals of HealthNet on Friday, January 11 at their corporate offices in Boynton Beach. Mr. Blum was accompanied by Cecelia Franco, Director, CMS Miami Field Office.

Mr. Blum and Ms. Franco met with Richard J. Lucibella, CEO, HealthNet; Francisco Perez-Mesa, M.D., Director, HealthNet; Martha M. Rodriguez, M.D., Chairman, HealthNet; Zakir H. Khan, M
D., Executive Medical Director, HealthNet.

HealthNet is based in Boynton Beach. 

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OPKO Health Expands Collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb
Phillip Frost, MD
Phillip Frost, MD
Miami based OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE:OPK) announced that it has expanded its collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) relating to OPKO's diagnostic test technology. OPKO's simple blood tests are being developed, based on its proprietary platform technology, to identify biomarkers for a wide variety of diseases, including neurodegenerative disorders and various malignancies. 

OPKO Health is led by Phillip Frost, M.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

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Melissa Durbin
Melissa Durbin

Boca Raton Regional Hospital announced recently that Melissa Durbin, MSN,RN, NEA-BC, has been appointed Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. In this capacity, she is responsible for all nursing and other patient -care functions and services within the organization. Ms. Durbin will manage the assessment, planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of nursing practices on a facility level. She will also be accountable for ensuring high quality, safe and appropriate nursing care, competency of clinical staff and effective resource management.

Jerrry Fedele is President and CEO of the facility.