ACA Grace Period Rule Could Pose Financial Risks for Providers

A provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has created a 90-day grace period that goes into effect before insurance policies can be cancelled for non-payment. ...Read More

 



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ACA Grace Period Rule Could Pose Financial Risks for Providers
ACA Grace Period Rule Could Pose Financial Risks for Providers
Jim Stroud (left), Mary Elliott and Maddox Casey of Warren Averett are advising clients on managing the 90-day grace period required by the ACA.
ACA Grace Period Rule Could Pose Financial Risks for Providers

A provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has created a 90-day grace period that goes into effect before insurance policies can be cancelled for non-payment.


 
Mismatch in Medical School Enrollment and Residencies May Increase Physician Shortage
Mismatch in Medical School Enrollment and Residencies May Increase Physician Shortage

The United States faces a massive physician shortage that should reach serious proportions by 2025 as the aging population grows while health care reform increases the need for more doctors.


 
Training Health Information Technology Workers Where They Are Needed Most | HITECH act, electronic health records, EHR, Alabama, rural health care, health IT, Mickey Trimm, Mike Bice, Eta Berner, Regional Healthcare Network, Gadsden State Community College, Central Alabama Community College
Training Health Information Technology Workers Where They Are Needed Most

A partnership between the Regional Healthcare Network and UAB’s Department of Health Services Administration creates a program to solve one of the many problems of rural health-care providers.


 
Robotic Whipple Pancreas Cancer Surgery
Robotic Whipple Pancreas Cancer Surgery

For pancreatic cancer patients, the robotic technique of the Whipple surgery can mean shaving three weeks off their recuperation. “And the sooner a patient can move on to chemo, the better,” says Stan Hewlett, MD, a gastrointestinal (GI) surgeon with Princeton Surgical Specialists.


 
Miniature, Implantable Device Helps UAB Physicians Head off Seizures | Epilepsy, Responsive Neurostimulation, Seizures, Neuroscience, Neurology, brain activity, UAB Epilepsy Center
Miniature, Implantable Device Helps UAB Physicians Head off Seizures

A computer flash drive that can reprogram a person's brain to avoid epileptic seizures?


 
PEDIATRICS FOCUS

The Rhythm of Life | Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Pediatric Cardiovascular Program, Yung Lau, MD, Joseph Bruno Pediatric Heart Center, Melody valve, Berlin Heart
The Rhythm of Life

Children’s Heart Program Brings Young Patients New Possibilities

When children are born, the future stretches before them, full of infinite possibilities. Perhaps she will grow up to pilot a mission to Mars, or he will be a marine biologist venturing into unexplored worlds beneath the sea.

 


 
Pediatric Allergies | Prescott Atkinson, MD, Children’s Hospital of Alabama, pediatric allergies, anaphylaxis, IgE, immune system, Vitamin D, T-cell, Lone Star tick, hygiene hypothesis
Pediatric Allergies

The War Within

If you’ve ever experienced the infernal itch of poison oak or sneezed your way through hay fever season, you know allergies can make life miserable.

 


 
More Than Just A Pretty Face | Peter D. Ray, MD, John Grant, MD, Children’s Hospital of Alabama, craniosynostosis, cleft palate, cleft lip, facial trauma, facial burns, pediatric plastic surgery,
More Than Just A Pretty Face

Pediatric Plastic Surgeons Reshape Lives

When you think of plastic surgery, nips and tucks to hide the sags and wrinkles of aging faces may be the first thought that comes to mind.


 
Healthcare Spotlight

Experience with HIV Patients Illustrates Shortfalls in U.S. Health Care System
Experience with HIV Patients Illustrates Shortfalls in U.S. Health Care System

Michael Saag, MD came to Birmingham in 1981 to begin his residency in internal medicine at UAB with plans become a cardiologist.


 
Guest Writers

Does Bird’s Eye View Render Executive Non-Compete Unenforceable?

So here’s a good one for healthcare employers to ponder. Let’s say you have an executive subject to a valid and seemingly enforceable non-compete agreement. 


 
Getting Waisted: A Survival Guide to Being Fat in a Society That Loves Thin

Getting Waisted: A Survival Guide to Being Fat in a Society That Loves Thin

c.2014, HCI; $15.95 / $19.95 Canada ; 278 pages

 

Up and down. Up and down.


 
Early Detection and Prevention of Gastrointestinal Cancers

Over the last few decades, the field of gastroenterology has been transformed. Much has been learned about the history and precursors of gastrointestinal cancers, particularly those of the esophagus, pancreas and colorectum.


 
W56.22, Struck by Orca

ICD-10 Illustrated

Edited By Niko Skievaski

c.2014, ICD-10 Illustrated, LLC; $20.00

Wisconsin, 72 pages


 
Grand Rounds

August 2014
 


Health Highlights: Aug. 18, 2014
Title: Health Highlights: Aug. 18, 2014
Category: Health News
Created: 8/18/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Lunchbox Hygiene Helps Prevent Foodborne Illness, Expert Says
Title: Lunchbox Hygiene Helps Prevent Foodborne Illness, Expert Says
Category: Health News
Created: 8/18/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:00 am CDT

More Children Hit by Cars in September, Experts Say
Title: More Children Hit by Cars in September, Experts Say
Category: Health News
Created: 8/18/2014 2:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:00 am CDT

WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak
Title: WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak
Category: Health News
Created: 8/18/2014 2:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds
Title: Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 8/18/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests
Title: Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests
Category: Health News
Created: 8/18/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/19/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Michael Brown's Autopsy: What It Can (and Can't) Tell Us - LiveScience.com

Michael Brown's Autopsy: What It Can (and Can't) Tell Us
LiveScience.com
As part of three separate investigations into the shooting, both the county medical examiner's office and two other forensic pathologists conducted autopsies on the 18-year-old's body, with the latter autopsy completed at the request of Brown's family ...

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Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:19 pm CDT

Jay Nixon's Ferguson Fail - Daily Beast

Jay Nixon's Ferguson Fail
Daily Beast
George Wallace, who stood in the schoolhouse door to defy integration, or Commissioner of Public Safety Bull Connor, who turned fire hoses and attack dogs on peaceful demonstrators in Birmingham. Nixon comes across as a textbook case of too little, too ...

Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014 6:41 pm CDT

UAB Medicine Collaborates With Emmi Solutions on Care Transitions - EIN News (press release)

UAB Medicine Collaborates With Emmi Solutions on Care Transitions
EIN News (press release)
University of Alabama at Birmingham Medicine, a world-class academic health center, is working with Emmi Solutions, a leader in outcomes-driven patient engagement, to improve care transitions and reduce readmission rates. UAB Medicine comprises the ...

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Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:18 am CDT