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The Lake-Sumter Medical Society

is a membership organization comprised of Doctors of Medicine (MD) and Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) located within the two-county area. It is our mission to support members through organized medicine; to serve physicians and their patients by establishing and promoting ethical, educational and clinical standards for the medical profession; and to advocate the highest principle of all, the integrity of the patient/physician relationship.

EXPO 2016 is Thursday, November 3rd!

Always a crowd pleaser, and the event of the year for Lake-Sumter Medical Society, this annual medical tradeshow is a must!  Whether you are one of our EXHIBITORS, or are one of our invited guests (PHYSICIANS, PRACTICE MANAGEMENT, CLINICIANS), you won't want to miss this special event, complete with food, drink, door prizes and fun!   Here's the lineup:

November 3rd 

The Pavilion on the Lake in Tavares


                Office Manager of the Year ~ recognition for one deserving and valuable employee!

                Educational classes for professional growth for office staff

                Exhibitors and networking

3:00pm-4:45pm – 1st of four EducationalWorkshops featuring:

Get, Keep & Grow

•    Get -  Become an Expert on Community Resources - for Needy, High Acuity, and Time Consuming Patients

•    Keep - Improve Patient Satisfaction for Customer Retention and to Help Improve the Physician’s Star Rating

•    Grow - Develop Office Culture - How to Attract, Keep, and Retain the Best Employees

5:00pm-8:00pm -TheTrade Show 

Featuring Recognition Ceremony for OfficeManager of theYear

8:00pm-10:00pm -After Party at Puddle Jumpers

Physicians ndmedical staff personnel are invited to the tradeshow.  The education is limited to the office managers, marketing directors, recruitingpersonnel, and community liaisons.  Classroom space is limited please RSVP.

We Care of Lake County

We Care of Lake County is proud to announce their newest project We Care We Share, a medical equipment reclamation program taking donated, used medical equipment and for people in need.  For more information or to make arrangements to drop off equipment contact Carol Millwater at 352-742-0021 or director@wecarelakecounty.org

And now they have mounted a shoe collection drive called  "WE SHOES TO CARE".  Call them to set up a donation of gently used and new shoes that will be provided tosupport  people in developing countries to operate one person or family small businesses to help them in making a living and supporting their families.  Global nonprofit "Funds2Org" is the partnering agency.  


Practices are gearing up for the ICD-10 launch on October 1, 2015.  Click on these helpful websites from the Centers for Medicare and Mediais Services

MEDICARE Provider Fee For Service Resources


2017 Membership Dues

Renewals are now being accepted for the 2017 membership year. Please click on the above link to pay via PayPal or call the LSMS office for fast & easy credit card transactions. Checks man be mailed to P. O. Box 1578, Mount Dora, FL 32756.

FMA Reports ~ Florida's Physician Workforce

Economic Impact:  ONE PHYSICIAN generates $1.3 Million in annual revenue for a community.

The latest white paper from FMA Director of Payment Advocacy Jarrod Fowler, focuses on data from the Florida Department of Health's Physician Workforce Annual Report.  Click here for a look at physician demographics, clinical workload, economic impact, compensation, Medicaid/Medicare acceptance and more.

Source FMA News   

Changes in Renewal Process!

The Florida Board of Medicine announces 1-time Renewal-Fee-Reduction for the 2013-2015 and 2014-2016 physician licensing biennia. The proposed rule change would reduce the fees from $360 to $250 only for these two license renewal cycles.

Also, the Department of Health will now review physician's continuing education records in the electronic tracking system at the time of renewal.  It will happen automatically when the license is renewed, but it is important that physicians understand how this simple change will affect the way licenses are renewed in the future.  CLICK HERE to learn more about the changes.

Employer Health Insurance Responsibilities...

The Affordable Care Act does not require businesses to provide health benefits to their workers, but larger employers face penalties starting if they don’t make affordable coverage available. Enforcement of those penalties will begin in 2015, a year later than originally scheduled.  Click here to see a simple flowchart, prepared by the Kaiser Foundation,  illustrating how those employer responsibilities work.

Most low- and middle-income Floridians who purchase plans using Premium Tax Credits in the Marketplace will pay in premiums is based on their income, not the actual cost of the insurance. Get a sense of what these maximum premium payments might be using the Kaiser Family Foundations calculator.  Also see the nine exemptions from tax penalty's with this chart.

Sponsorship opportunities!

Let LSMS be your marketing vehicle to connect with physicians and practice managers.  We have many options to promote your business while supporting this important membership organizaton.  Click or call us for details and check out the Sponsorship Opportunities link on the left banner.

A not-for-profit organization founded by the Lake-Sumter Medical Society, We Care provides referrals for specialty care to the more than 30,000 disadvantaged residents of Lake County. While We Care provides the referral service, the commitment by local health care providers makes the organization's mission a reality. More Info

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