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Florida Medical Magazine Fall 2018

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3 www.FLmedical.org FLORIDA MEDICAL MAGAZINE FALL 2018 VOLUME FALL 2018 FLORIDA MEDICAL MAGAZINE (ISSN 2154-7084) is published twice a year by the Florida Medical Association, Inc. Copyright 2018 by Florida Medical Association, Inc. All rights reserved. Views expressed in this issue represent those of the individual authors and may not represent the views of the Florida Medical Association, Inc. The Florida Medical Association, Inc., does not represent the accuracy or reliability of any of the advertisers displayed in this publication and does not necessarily endorse any of the advertisers in this publication. Periodicals Postage Paid at Tallahassee, FL, and at additional mailing offi ces. POSTMASTER: Send changes to: FMA Magazine, 1430 Piedmont Drive E., Tallahassee, FL, 32308 2018-2019 MANAGING EDITOR Erika D. Peterman PUBLICATION DESIGN Cheryl Sohn CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Timothy J. Stapleton ON THE COVER: FMA member Aida Winter, D.O. Photo by Tim Wheeler PHOTOGRAPHERS: Kristin Berry Steven Gray Michael Hopkins Jesse Jones Mindy Miller Tim Wheeler To learn more about advertising in Florida Medical Magazine, contact Laurie Hartsfi eld Burleson at LHartsfi eld@ FLmedical.org. Visit www.FLmedical.org for more information or call (800) 762-0233. EDITORIAL STAFF BOARD OF GOVERNORS Corey Howard, M.D., FMA President Ronald Giffl er, M.D., J.D. President-Elect Michael Patete, M.D., Vice President Douglas Murphy, Jr., M.D., Secretary Jason Goldman, M.D., Treasurer Joshua Lenchus, D.O., Speaker Ashley Booth Norse, M.D., Vice Speaker John Katopodis, M.D., Immediate Past President Alan Pillersdorf, M.D., Parliamentarian Christienne Alexander, M.D., District A Mobeen Rathore, M.D., District B Jose Jimenez, M.D., District C Jason Pirozzolo, D.O.,District D Sergio Seoane, M.D., District E James Goldenberg, M.D., District F Eduardo Martinez, M.D. M.B.A., District G Charles Riggs, Jr., M.D., District H Ankush Bansal, M.D., Primary Care Madelyn Butler, M.D., AMA Delegation Charles Joseph Chase, D.O., Council on Legislation Andrew Cooke, M.D., Medical Specialties Lisa Cosgrove, M.D., Specialty Societies Mark Dobbertien, D.O., Surgical Specialties April J.T. Donahue, Conference of Florida Medical Society Executives Christopher Libby, M.D., Resident & Fellow Section Ralph J. Nobo, Jr., M.D., FMA PAC Celeste Philip, M.D.,* Florida Department of Health Andy Robinson, Public Member Mark Rubenstein, M.D., At-Large Member Sarvam TerKonda, M.D.,* Florida Board of Medicine Hansel Tookes, III, M.D., Young Physician Section Jessica Walsh O'Sullivan, Medical Student Section Timothy J. Stapleton, FMA Chief Executive Offi cer *Non-voting Member FLORIDA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION FMA 2018 e FMA hosted its annual Insurance Summit on ursday, Aug. 2 at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando. We give special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Sunshine Health. More than 100 physicians and practice managers attended the daylong event, which featured presentations from several payers and gave attendees the opportunity to meet one-on-one with payer relations specialists. Participants included Sunshine Health, Florida Blue, the Agency for Health Care Administration, Cigna, First Coast Service Options, Inc., Humana and United Healthcare. One hundred percent of attendees who submitted feedback said they would recommend the event to others, and 61 percent said they planned to make changes in their practices based on the information provided at the summit. Attendees said what they enjoyed most was having direct contact with payer representatives who could answer their questions. "The overall meeting was organized, easy to follow and stress-free." e FMA thanks those who participated as exhibiting sponsors, including Sunshine Health, Florida Blue, Amer- Assist A/R Solutions, e DI Law Group, Emedbiz, and ITG Health. For more information about the FMA Insurance Summit or other FMA meetings, visit www.FLmedical.org.

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