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Why Medical Licensing In Puerto Rico Is So Difficult, Part II

In this installment of Why Medical Licensing in Puerto Rico Is So Difficult, we will cover some eligibility requirements, time-frames & expectations. What you need to know: Expiration:  Applications usually expire after 1 year from the date it is received by the Board This Board does not accept FCVS profiles. Interview:  Not required The Board loses an average […]

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Common Medical Licensing Misconceptions – Part Two

Common Medical Licensing Misconceptions, Part Two My current state license already verified my medical school and post graduate training. Can’t another state just get the results from them?   “Primary Source Verification” is a commonly misunderstood concept in the licensing and credentialing process.   Many applicants are unaware that their methodical information (exams, medical school […]

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Important Information for Physicians Licensed in Kentucky

Recent legislation in Kentucky requires all physicians licensed in Kentucky authorized to prescribe or dispense controlled substances to register with the eKASPER system. This includes physicians who are licensed in Kentucky and practicing out of state. Failure to register may result in action against a physician’s license. Registration is free & available at http://chfs.ky.gov/os/oig/KASPER.htm.

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The Cost of Corruption

Hospital Pleads Guilty to Charges on Medicare & Medi-Cal Fraud . A Los Angeles hospital chain recently pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud Medicare and Medi-Cal by paying recruiters to find homeless people to act as patients. The homeless people were given unnecessary treatment, for which hospitals submitted false claims.

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Indiana & Immunization – “MyVaxIndiana”

Indiana State Department of Health Takes Strides to Improve Immunization Rates BLANK Starting in July, the Indiana State Department of Health will introduce an online tool, “MyVaxIndiana,” allowing the public to directly access their immunization records. Join them for their online Webinar on Wednesday, May 30th from Noon to 1:30 pm where you’ll be introduced […]

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A Message from the Florida Board

New Chairman & Executive Director for the Florida Board of Medicine The Florida Board of Medicine enters 2012 with a new Executive Director, Joy A. Tootle, and Board Chairman, Jason J. Rosenberg, MD, FACS. We’d like to take this opportunity to express our well wishes to the exiting Chairman, Dr. George Thomas. Chandra Prine continues […]

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Giving Back To The Community

Medical Board of California: $105,000 in Awards for Recently-Licensed Physicians Almost 10 years ago, the Medical Board of California envisioned a loan repayment program to encourage recently licensed physicians to practice in underserved locations in California by authorizing a plan for repayment of their student loans (up to $105,000) in exchange for a minimum three-year […]

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