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January 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 7


It might have seemed like a typical Monday morning as the FedEx truck rolled into a warehouse district in Miramar, but it wasn’t.
As the driver unloaded the precious cargo and Memorial Healthcare System pharmacy professionals prepared to distribute its contents to those who had been on the COVID-19 front lines for more than nine months

Broward Health North began inoculating its team of frontline caregivers with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, December 21, 2020.

Come January 20, we also will have a new President and Vice President, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. And along with these changes in administration, we will also have a new Secretary of Health and Human Services, a new Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a new Surgeon General among other significant staffing changes. 

Florida’s No-Fault Personal Injury Protection (PIP) law can sometimes be quite confusing and frustrating for healthcare providers. At Boca Raton, FL-based Ged Lawyers, LLP, they can help you navigate this complex process, with the goal of obtaining fair and quick compensation.

As I write this the last notes of 2020 fade and like all of us, our welcome mat is out for 2021. While our winter will continue to be a tough one, I see a glimmer of light. Two vaccines have been approved and their distribution started, while a second stimulus package (such as it is) is on the horizon.

It’s wise to be vigilant. Unfortunately, too many Americans have delayed medical treatments during the pandemic. Forgoing care is dangerous, especially while numerous medical conditions continue to rise. Of special concern is diabetes in children and teenagers.

Your risk exposure to dying may increase as you age. Your financial exposure to dying may decrease as you age. How do you know how much coverage you need, how long you need it for and where you should buy it?

In November, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued two final rules, modifying existing policies to assist physicians in transitioning to value-based care. Here are the five main takeaways that a healthcare administrator and providers must know:

On Jan. 1, 2021, the order by Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier approving the statewide average reduction of 6.6 percent in workers’ compensation rates will take effect. This is good news for medical practices, as well as any business in Florida, since it’s likely the only insurance rate discount that they will see in the coming year.

ACHE of South Florida has always been focused on supporting its members, and that mission didn’t change during the pandemic. In fact, the organization offered eligible members two financial awards programs in 2020; one to recognize those going above and beyond, and the other to help those who might be struggling during these troubling times.

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