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Important message from Dr Kyle Garner - Chief of Staff


July 2018 Edition

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Clinical Documentation Integrity Tips 

CME "Controlled Substance Prescribing" Licensure Requirement Friday, August 3, 2018

Program Flyer

Keynote: 1:30 - 2:30 pm (1 credit)
Mandatory Course: 2:45 - 4:45 pm (2 credits)
Q&A: 4:45 - 5:15 pm

HB 21 (regarding Controlled Substances) which the Governor signed into law on March 19th requires physicians in Florida registered with the DEA and authorized to prescribe controlled substances to complete a board‐approved continuing education course. It is important to note that the language passed by the Florida legislature places an additional special restriction on this course as well – it must be offered by a state‐wide professional association in Florida accredited to provide AMA PRA Category 1 credit ™ or AOA Category 1 credit.

The Continuing Medical Education Committee feels it is important that all prescribers have easily accessible options to complete the requirement in advance of the first deadline which the Legislature set as January 31, 2019.

SMH will be live web streaming from the FMA Conference the afternoon of Aug 3, 2018 in our Auditorium “Controlled Substance Prescribing” for the new prescribing requirements emanating from the passage of HB 21. The content is approved for credit for MD, DO, DMD, DDS, and DPM prescribers. Provider will need to be onsite.

Online option:
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FMA has posted a controlled substance prescribing course (approved by both the Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine) in its online CME catalog. The cost is $25 for members and $75 for nonmembers.


CME State Licensure Renewal Courses

RSVP Required for Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8 am - 1:30 pm
Flyer Available Here



EFORCSE Registration Process

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Florida Take Control - New Opioid Legislation/Published by Florida Department of Health

Physician and patient education for the new Opioid Bill, the following link is a great resources.
Easily digestible FAQ's



Laboratory Services - Normal Range Update and Rubella IgG Semi-Quantitative

Reference Document



SCM Restraint Ordering

These changes will allow for a history of restraint orders to be visible in the record and provides reminders to physicians to re-order the restraint if necessary.
Reference Document



SCM - Medication Reconciliation at Discharge & Launch E-FORCSE from toolbar

New functionality in SCM shows the discharging provider a summary of all pain meds and/or subutex when opening the Medicatoin Reconciliation at Discharge. The window will "stay on top" - It is closed by clicking the "X" in the top right corner. There is a link to "E-FORSCE" to check for a patient. Any questions or issues or for immediate assistance, physicians can call front end support at 917-5667.
Instructions Here


Thank you all for protecting our patients and team members

Kyle Garner, MD
Chief of Staff