The Providers Role in the New Medicare ID Transition

"The one thing doctors should be doing is making sure their patients have their address correct with Medicare," says Phillip Allen, billing service manager with MediSYS.

Local Cardiologists Evaluate Hypertension-Control Device in National Trial

Uncontrolled hypertension is a dangerous condition that can lead to heart attack, stroke and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 75 million Americans have high blood pressure and only half of t...

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The Providers Role in the New Medicare ID Transition

The Providers Role in the New Medicare ID Transition

"The one thing doctors should be doing is making sure their patients have their address correct with Medicare," says Phillip Allen, billing service manager with MediSYS.

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Malpractice Premiums Trend Low

Malpractice Premiums Trend Low

A historic run of low medical malpractice premiums continues across the U.S., including in Alabama.

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Feature Profiles

Always on the Move

Always on the Move

April 13, 2013, is a day Americans will never forget. 40,000 runners from around the world gathered for the Boston Marathon.

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Regulatory/Compliance

The Battle over 340B

The Battle over 340B

The battle over 340B continues as hospitals serving some of the nation's most vulnerable patients worry what will happen if $1.6 billion in cuts go through.

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Healthcare Collaboration

Not every major action takes an act of legislation.

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DOJ's New Approach to Frivolous Qui Tam Actions

DOJ's New Approach to Frivolous Qui Tam Actions

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently made a surprising announcement that it may begin seeking dismissal of meritless qui tam cases brought under the False Claims Act.

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Enforcement Trends: Five Lessons from Recent OCR Resolution Agreements and Other Enforcement Risks

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Reseach

Improving Sleep Quality for Breast Cancer Survivors

Improving Sleep Quality for Breast Cancer Survivors

A study by researchers at the UAB School of Health Professions published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, connects aerobic physical activity -- like walking -- to better sleep for post-primary treatment breast cancer survivors.

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UAB Study Shows Link Between Microbiome in the Gut and Parkinson's

UAB Study Shows Link Between Microbiome in the Gut and Parkinson's

There is growing evidence showing a connection between Parkinson's disease and the composition of the microbiome of the gut.

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Brookwood Baptist Cardiovascular Research Takes a Leading Role in Two International Trials

Brookwood Baptist Cardiovascular Research Takes a Leading Role in Two International Trials

Can stem cells mend a broken heart? Which approach to managing carotid stenosis is the best option to help which patients avoid a stroke?

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HudsonAlpha Rearchers Identify Genetic Variants That Cause Intellectual Delay

Researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, along with an international team of collaborators from six countries, have identified a new genetic disorder that causes intellectual and developmental delay in children.

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Clinical

Local Cardiologists Evaluate Hypertension-Control Device in National Trial

Local Cardiologists Evaluate Hypertension-Control Device in National Trial

Uncontrolled hypertension is a dangerous condition that can lead to heart attack, stroke and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 75 million Americans have high blood pressure and only half of them have the condition under control.

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Big Promise in a Small Patch

Big Promise in a Small Patch

A small wireless device that detects abnormal and potentially dangerous heart arrhythmias may replace the Holter monitor as the preferred method for tracking electrical heart activity in ambulatory patients.

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Genes And Cardiovascular Disease: When Can Testing Be A Tool?

Heart disease doesn't play fair. Lifelong smokers who never exercise may live well into their 80s on fast food, while vegetarian joggers can die suddenly when their hearts give out.

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Get with the Guidelines: Blood Pressure Edition

Get with the Guidelines: Blood Pressure Edition

This past November, the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association redefined the way clinicians and the public should think about 'high' blood pressure.

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Radial Caths and Stents

Radial Caths and Stents

"The advantages were clear. When we saw one of our Heart South cardiologists using radial access for caths and stents, we all wanted to learn. Now we do 70 to 75 percent of our caths and stents using the radial approach," Clifton Vance, MD, of Hearth South said.

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Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement

Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement

In order to use the robot technology, patients get a CT scan prior to the operation, which the doctor uses to map out a plan. At the time of surgery, the surgeon uses the CT template to confirm that plan. "That's what takes a little longer," said Davis.

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Can NAD+ Slow the Aging Process?

Can NAD+ Slow the Aging Process?

In 2013, David Sinclair, PhD, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, scored a big news splash when he took a group of old mice and restored the mitochondria in their muscles to a youthful state after injecting them with a molecule that boosted levels of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+).

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Grand Rounds

TekLinks Named to Top North American MSP List

CRN has named TekLinks to its 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the MSP Elite 150 category. The annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services.

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Cullman Regional and Physicians in Joint Venture Partnership

Cullman Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has completed an agreement with the local physician owners in a joint venture for The Surgery Center of Cullman, LLC.

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Kassouf Named to Who's Who in Birmingham Healthcare

Kassouf Named to Who's Who in Birmingham Healthcare

Gerard J. Kassouf, CPA, Healthcare Services Director at Kassouf & Co., was named one of Birmingham Business Journal's Who's Who in Birmingham Healthcare for 2017.

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Timothy McGraw, MD Joins Southview Medical Group

Timothy McGraw, MD Joins Southview Medical Group

Timothy McGraw, MD joined Southview Medical Group in December 2017.

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Benton Receives Award

Benton Receives Award

Elizabeth (Cason) Benton, MD has received the 2018 Paul V. Miles Fellowship Award from the American Board of Pediatrics, an honor that highlights a pediatrician who is dedicated to improving the quality of health care for children.

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Patrician named Booth Endowed Chair

Patrician named Booth Endowed Chair

The UAB School of Nursing has named Patricia A. Patrician, PhD the second holder of the school's Rachel Z. Booth Endowed Chair in Nursing.

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Austad Receives Grant for Longevity Study

Austad Receives Grant for Longevity Study

UAB Department of Biology chair Steven Austad, PhD received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the differences in males and females that may indicate length and quality of life in mice, which in turn will improve human health.

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MASA Members Visit Washington D.C.

About 90 member physicians of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama attended the Association's Annual Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington January 29th through the 31st.

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Laura Crandall Brown Foundation to host its annual Taste of Teal

The Laura Crandall Brown Foundation (LCBF) will host its Taste of Teal Gala on Saturday, March 10th at The Wynfrey Hotel. The annual event will feature a seated dinner and cocktails, auctions, and casino games and music.

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Champion Sports Medicine Now Provides Telemedicine

Champion Sports Medicine has entered into a partnership with Healthy Roster that will provide Alabama athletes, parents and coaches with instant access to a Champion Sports Medicine clinician when an athlete is injured playing sports.

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BCBS Implements New Prior Authorization Program for Autoimmune Drugs

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is implementing a new autoimmune biologic drug program, concerning pharmaceuticals treating conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis, and Crohn's disease.

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Andrews Opens Trussville Clinic

Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center has opened a 3,748 square-foot clinic within the newly-opened St. Vincent's Trussville outpatient facility.

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