Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Florida Bar Offers a Variety of Public Services and Programs

A Florida-based attorney principally focused on matters of health care law, Michael Presley is a partner in Presley Law & Associates. Over the course of his 35-year career as an attorney, Michael Presley has been a member in good standing of the Florida Bar.

In addition to offering various programs and services to its more than 100,000 member attorneys, the Florida Bar provides a number of resources for the public. On the organization’s website, Floridians can read or download nearly four dozen pamphlets on a range of topics, including immigration, intellectual property, and consumer protection. The Bar’s website also features videos based on many of the topics covered in the pamphlets. 

Those in need of legal representation can turn to the Florida Bar for help in finding an attorney practicing in their area. The Bar also provides pro bono and legal aid information for individuals in need of free or low-cost legal services. For more information about the Florida Bar’s public programs and services, visit

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center

Before beginning a career as an attorney with his own practice at Presley Law & Associates, P.A. in Wellington, Florida, Michael Presley attended Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science. To prepare for his career as an attorney, Michael Presley attended the Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center in Fort Lauderdale.

The Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center focuses on teaching not just the practice of the law, but the spirit as well. Courses are taught by practicing judges, scholars, and the instructors include attorneys who bring real-world insight and experience to thei lessons. Law students spend 12 weeks during their final year in full-time internships at a local law office to gain experience and prepare for their own careers. Students are also taught skills such as how to conduct legal research and write summaries and briefs. The courses help students prepare for the Florida bar exam.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Florida Bar Association - Health Law Section

Serving as the chief executive officer and chief risk officer of United MSO of America, LLC, in Wellington, Florida, Michael Presley is a practicing attorney whose work at the company includes building a national network of health care providers. As an attorney, Michael Presley is also a member of several professional organizations, including the Florida Bar Association.

Created in 1907, the Florida Bar Association was designed initially to draft court procedures and publish legal journals along with providing resources for attorneys. Today, the Florida Bar has a membership of more than 100,000 legal professionals and serves them and the public in educational efforts in several legal areas, including health law. 

The Florida Bar’s Health Law Section was created to oversee the development and improvement in legal education that would help support attorney knowledge, as well as public understanding, of legal and regulatory issues at the local, state and federal levels. The Section is also concerned exploring the relationships between health care providers, payors, and consumers.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

What is ICD-10?

Michael Presley is an entrepreneur and healthcare attorney that serves as the CEO of United MSO, LLC, a healthcare provider network firm, and as an attorney at Presley Law & Associates in Florida. A graduate of Florida Atlantic University, Michael Presley has extensive experience in the healthcare industry that includes work with ERISA plans and analysis of ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes.

ICD-10, which refers to the tenth version of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, is a medical coding and classification system that is used by approximately 27 countries. The system was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), an agency of the United Nations that was founded in 1948 to focus efforts on international public health concerns.

In the United States, ICD-10 replaced ICD-9 in October of 2015. The system, which is used on a variety of healthcare records and reports such as reimbursement claims, quality records, and utilization reviews, contains over 14,000 medical codes. Additional sub-classification codes bring the total to 16,000.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Shepard Broad College of Law - Critical Skills Program (CSP)

Before beginning his career as an attorney, Michael Presley attended Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, where he earned a bachelor of arts in political science. Attorney Michael Presley went on to attend the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he earned a juris doctor.

The Shepard Broad College of Law offers its Critical Skills Program designed to help students “study smarter” so they can pass the bar exam and pursue a career in the legal profession. The program’s small group and individual sessions, labs and workshops provide instruction on how to think critically and write effectively.

The Critical Skills Program includes the Florida Bar Auxiliary Program (FBAP), designed to assist law students with support during their preparation for the bar exam. The FBAP acts as a supplement to other bar preparation programs and includes an instructor who acts as a mentor or coach, meeting with the student two to three times a week to monitor their progress in training for the exam.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

A Brief Overview of Managed Service Organizations

Attorney Michael Presley practices law alongside his two sons at Presley Law & Associates, PA, in Wellington, Florida. Through his practice, Michael Presley has served as an attorney for physician-clients seeking to consolidate practice entities into a managed service organization (MSO). 

Designed to provide practice management and administrative support services, MSOs assist individual physicians and group practices with a variety of non-clinical tasks, including claims processing, contracting, credentialing, and IT administration. In doing so, MSOs often help to reduce operational costs and enable physicians to focus more on meeting the medical needs of their patients. 

Based on a flexible integration model, the MSO can take on the form of an investor-supported business, a joint venture between physicians and hospitals, or an operation managed and owned by a group of practicing physicians. The latter structure gives physicians total control of their practice while enabling them to improve operational efficiencies, enhance patient care, and create the potential for long-term financial growth.