Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume IV, Issue 45 | November 6, 2015 
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Current Events  
PBCMS presents...

Physician Town Hall Meeting

Nov. 12 | 6-8 pm
WPB Marriot

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The Healthcare Roundtable Presents
Medicare's Transition to Value Based Payment Models
Tues., Nov 17 | 7:30-9:30 am
OfficeEdge | Ft. Lauderdale

SFHNG presents
Healthcare Breakfast Networking Event
Thurs., Nov 19 | 7:45-10 am

Broward Health Imperial Point
VidaCare Plus
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South Florida MGMA presents
Healthcare Networking Event
Thurs., Nov 19 | 6 pm
Hilton Miami Airport 
SFHEF & When present
Leading a Successful Multigenerational Organization
Thurs., Nov 19 | 5:30-8 pm
Barry University | Miami

APDA presents...

Parkinson's Disease Workshop

11.21.15 | 7:30 am - 3 pm

Holy Cross | Ft. Lauderdale

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Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants Welcomes Javier Vilasuso, MD
Tamarac based Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants (APCC) is pleased to announce that interventional pain medicine physician Javier Vilasuso, MD has joined the practice. He will bring his skills and success in pain management and anesthesia to the many patients who turn to APCC to relieve their pain.
"We welcome Dr. Vilasuso to the practice, and look forward to his expertise and knowledge as we work with patients to help improve their quality of life and reduce their pain," said Ira Fox, MD, DABPM, FIPP, ABIPP, Co-Founder of Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants. "His experience and understanding of pain management will help us determine the right course of treatment for the best possible patient outcomes."
Dr. Vilasuso has extensive training and experience treating both benign and malignant pain syndromes, which comes from his time at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. His special training includes the Vertos Medical MILD ® procedure.
Dr. Vilasuso is a member of the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Society of Regional Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He has contributed to numerous conferences and case studies with regard to techniques used in the treatment of chronic pain patients.
In 2013, he was honored by the International Association of Anesthesiologists and recognized in its renowned publication called The Leading Physicians of the World.


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Cross Country Healthcare shares surge to 52-week high on Q3 results
Brian Bandell | SFBJ
Cross Country Healthcare saw its shares reach a 52-week high on Thursday afternoon as investors reacted positively to the company's third quarter earnings.

The Boca Raton-based nurse and medical professional staffing company (NASDAQ: CCRN) had net income of $5 million, or 16 cents per share, compared to a loss of $7.6 million, or 24 cents per share, in the same period a year ago. Its revenue increased to $196 million, from $189 million.
"Our revenue growth, pricing improvement and cost optimization initiatives are all on track and contributed to these results," Cross Country Healthcare President and CEO William J. Grubbs said.
Gastro Health Is Getting Back Together With Aetna
Miami based Gastro Health, P.L. and Aetna have agreed to a new contract, effective November 15, 2015, which restores full in-network access to all of our service lines. This new agreement means that Aetna members once again have access to the unparalleled skills and experience that Gastro Health physicians provide in the tri-county area.

"We are pleased to have reached a fair and sustainable agreement with Aetna," said Alejandro Fernandez, Chief Executive Officer of Gastro Health. "We look forward to continuing this relationship for many years to come." Marie Carpenter, Aetna's Vice President of Network Management added.
The new contract comes after a year of negotiations between the two companies. Aetna patients who have been unable to see their preferred gastroenterologist can now rest assured that their next Gastro Health appointment is only a phone call away.
4 Healthcare Startups in the Spotlight
Nancy Dahlberg | Miami Herald
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