Educational Assistance for Private Practice Physicians

WHEREAS, Establishing a new solo or small group practice is an immense undertaking for even the most business savvy physicians.

WHEREAS, There are limited up to date resources for physicians seeking to embark on a new solo or small group practices.

WHEREAS, Few if any resources are available that are specific to Florida’s laws, regulations, and third party payors.

WHEREAS, The Brevard County Medical Society has held seminars for those interested in establishing new solo and small group practices, which have been very well attended and well received by their physician audience.

RESOLVED, That the FMA establish a CME curriculum of not less than 8 hours that addresses at a minimum the following issues: selecting a legal practice entity, obtaining a tax ID and group NPI number, creating a business plan, obtaining state and local business licenses, third party payor credentialing, third party payor contracting, selecting an office location, CAQH enrollment, obtaining appropriate insurance for practice, establishing a compliance program, and selecting an EMR/Practice Management/Billing company.

RESOLVED, That the FMA offer this CME program available for download on the FMA website to all members for free or a nominal charge as a membership benefit.

RESOLVED, That the FMA use its best efforts to provide administrative and educational support for county medical societies that choose to hold seminars assisting physicians in establishing new practices.