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6 Steps to Hiring the Right Medical Practice Staff

Please click here and review these practice steps to keep in mind when selecting the right employees!  


NOTICE:  Florida Workers’ Compensation is cracking down on    noncompliance!

All non-construction industry employers in the State of Florida who have four or more employees must have workers’ compensation insurance coverage for all of their employees. 

While corporate officers are defined by law as employees, an officer of an active Florida corporation can apply for an exemption for themselves, providing that they demonstrate ownership in the business.  If exempt, as approved by the Division, the corporate officer would not be included in the count of employees.

The Department of Financial Services, Division of Workers’ Compensation conducts routine investigations of Florida employers, including those in the medical industry, to assure that the proper insurance is in effect. 

Where an employer is found to be without workers’ compensation insurance, a Stop-Work Order is issued.  A Stop-Work Order requires the cessation of all business operations until the employer comes into compliance with the coverage requirements and pays the assessed penalty.  In addition, a penalty is assessed which is equal to 1.5 times the amount the employer would have paid in premium within the preceding 3-year period or $1000, whichever is greater.

Employers are encouraged to contact their insurance agent to purchase a workers’ compensation insurance policy.  Or an employer may consider an employee leasing arrangement with a professional  employer organization that has secured workers’ compensation coverage on behalf of its clients.

The Division holds seminars around the state and monthly webinars to educate Florida employers of their responsibilities.  For additional information about this or for other information please visit or call Customer Service at 1-850-413-1609.


 Florida Medical Association


Lake-Sumter State College, a Staffing Resource for Your Practice,

Has Graduates Ready to Join Your Team and Interns Ready to Learn On-Site


It's pretty obvious that new college graduates are enthusiastic and motivated. They're ready and eager to be mentored into the type of employees that organizations need and desire.


LSCC’s programs in Medical Office Management, Health Information Management, and Medical Coding & Billing prepare students to hit the ground running, with degrees and certificates in the following areas of non-clinical medical practice:


         AAS Degree in Office Administration-Medical Office Management Specialization

         Certificate in Medical Office Management 

         AAS Degree in Health Information Management

         Certificate in Medical Information Coding and Billing

         Certificate in Health Informatics Specialist COMING SOON!


All of these programs require on-site internships, and monitored real-time practice in a clinical setting, which is why I’m writing you. 


LSCC students are required to take Medical Terminology, Medical-legal Aspects of Health Records (includes all aspects of HIPAA, fraud & abuse and ethics); Foundations of Health Information Management; and, Medical Office Management (theories and case studies in practice administration, plus hands-on practice management software with Electronic Health Record  interface  exercises).  Both degree programs, in addition to general education courses and the courses above, require EHRs & Informatics.  Be sure to watch for our Student “Mock” Health Information Technology Products Vendor Fair this fall.


Please, email Brandy Ziesemer at to ask about recent graduates available to hire and future internship students in transcription and medical coding & billing.  Also, please add our website to your “Favorites“ list.