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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.

NOTICE: DEA eliminating informal grace period

Through a notice on its website, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently announced significant changes to its registration renewal process.  Effective January 1, 2017, the DEA is eliminating the informal grace period which the agency has previously allowed for registrants to renew their registrations.  Only one renewal notice will be sent to each registrant’s “mail to” address approximately 65 days prior to the expiration date; no other reminders to renew the DEA registration will be provided.  The notice also advises that online capability to renew a DEA registration after the expiration date will no longer be available, and that failure to file a renewal application by midnight EST of the expiration date will result in the “retirement” of the registrant’s DEA number.  The original DEA registration will not be reinstated.  In addition, paper renewal applications will not be accepted the day after the expiration date.  If DEA has not received the paper renewal application by the day of the expiration date, mailed in renewal applications will be returned and the registrant will have to apply for a new DEA registration.

The AMA has strongly expressed our concerns to DEA about this change in policy and the problems it could create for both patients and their physicians.  In letterssent Friday, December 9 to DEA Acting Administrator Charles Rosenberg and Louis Milione (Assistant Administrator for Diversion Control), the AMA urged DEA to reverse the change to the renewal process. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Debra Cohn, Senior Washington Counsel, at debra.cohn@ama-assn.orgor (202) 789-7423.  

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.  

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.

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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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