Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume III, Issue 33 | August 15, 2014  

  South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:   

  Promotions, Engagements, Appointments & Accolades

From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Calendar of Current Events


SFHEF presents


Summer Networking Event


Thurs., Aug. 21 | 5:30-8 pm


YOLO | Ft. Lauderdale


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SFHNG presents


Healthcare Breakfast Networker


Thurs., Aug. 28 | 7:45-9:30 am


Kendall Regional Medical Center


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FL ALFA presents


Annual Conference


Sept. 9-11


Breakers Resort | Palm Beach 


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Accountable Care Options
Rajparth Achievers 2014 Tile
Around Town

Michel Velez, MD has joined Memorial Breast Cancer Center in Broward. Dr. Velez is an Oncologist.


Dr. Bernard Ashby has joined Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. He is a Cardiologist.

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Compliance Update


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Last Word


Ask Ben


 CMS sets September 8th as Deadline for 2015 ACO Participant List Changes


Richard Lucibella, CEO of Accountable Care Options, reports that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CMS logo has determined that September 8th will be the last date to submit change requests for the ACO Participant Lists for the performance year beginning January 1, 2015. This was reported in the August Shared Savings Program ACO Spotlight Newsletter, published by CMS.


South Florida-based Accountable Care Options (headquartered in Boynton Beach) is one of the original 114 ACOs, nationally and the only local primary care exclusive ACO.  Drs. Ivan Lavernia and Francisco Perez-Mesa, both directors, are hosting Physician-to-Physician Briefings on August 26 (Broward) and 27 (Boca Raton) for local family physicians and internists interested in joining prior to the deadline. For more information, call (561) 200-0325 or visit www.aco-fl.com.



Vitale Whistle Blower Defense

CareCloud to streamline public health data reporting


Celia Ampel | SFBJ


CareCloud will partner with another cloud-based health care company to report public health data to state registries.


The $10.5 million Miami-based company will use Iron Bridge Integration's public health clearinghouse to give its clients an easier way to submit clinical data such as immunizations and cancer cases.


CareCloud is led by CEO Albert Santalo.  


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 HCA plans to move Plantation hospital near Nova Southeastern University


The hospital would be the centerpiece of the 3 million-square-foot Academic Village mixed-use project.




Source: SFBJ 


18 Sheridan anesthesiologists to serve on Florida Society of Anesthesiology's board of directors


Sunrise, FL based Sheridan Healthcare announced 18 of its anesthesiologists have been appointed to the Florida Society of Anesthesiology's board of directors.


The aim of the board is to uphold the highest standards of anesthesia care and patient advocacy, by promoting research, education and innovation in anesthesia care.


Sheridan Healthcare's Jay Epstein, MD, is the immediate past president of the society. He will soon begin his term as a newly elected member of the board of directors. Some of the other newly elected members include Adam Blomberg, MD, Asha Padmanabhan, MD, Jose Goldar, MD, and Charles Chase, DO.


Source: Becker's ASC Review 


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