MGMA Alabama is a Significant Resource for Practice Administrators

It’s a good bet that most practice administrators and many doctors in Alabama are somewhat familiar with the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), but a large number of health care professionals are still not fully aware of all the advantages the MGMA provides members ...Read More

 



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MGMA Alabama is a Significant Resource for Practice Administrators
MGMA Alabama is a Significant Resource for Practice Administrators

It’s a good bet that most practice administrators and many doctors in Alabama are somewhat familiar with the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), but a large number of health care professionals are still not fully aware of all the advantages the MGMA provides members and it is safe to say that very few people know that Alabama has one of the top MGMA chapters in the nation.


 
Midwifery Legislation Takes a New Approach | MGMA, MGMA Alabama, Medical Group Management Association, Lisa Beard, Steve Spencer, Tommy Waddell, Sherry Johnston
Midwifery Legislation Takes a New Approach

For the eighth time, legislation pertaining to midwifery stood before the state legislature this year. "This bill doesn't touch whether we should have home births or hospital births.


 
CRITICAL CARE FOCUS

Breath of Life | ECMO, Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Carbon Monoxide, Diaz UAB lung failure ventilator
Breath of Life

Saving Patients When Ventilators Can’t

Her lungs were failing. One by one, Allison Morgan’s organs were shutting down. After a helicopter flew her from the carbon monoxide-filled RV at Talladega raceway where her husband died, to a rooftop at UAB, desperate attempts to save her life seemed futile.


 
Helping ICU Patients Get Better Faster
Helping ICU Patients Get Better Faster

Trinity’s ABCDE’s of Critical Care

In a delicate balance between life and death, ICU teams caring for critically ill or injured patients often find themselves searching for the optimum point between two opposites.


 
Nerve Center
Nerve Center

Trinity Medical Center’s Neuro Coordinator

Neurological emergencies can happen at any time. Though not every hospital has a neurology department with a neurologist and neurosurgeon on staff, health care facilities in the Birmingham area and outlying counties do have a number they can call to save precious time getting patients the specialized help they need.


 
Healthcare Spotlight

Dr. Jeffery Hawkin’s Healthy Habit: Running the Boston Marathon | Boston Marathon, Boston Marathon bombings, Patriots’ Day, Jeffery Hawkins, Norwood Clinic Pulmonology, Brookwood
Dr. Jeffery Hawkin’s Healthy Habit: Running the Boston Marathon

Jeffery Hawkins, MD, is training to run the Boston Marathon for the 20th time. He never takes the challenging event, held Patriots’ Day, the third Monday in April, lightly. But this year the Massachusetts marathon will be particularly meaningful to Hawkins and others because of the bombings at the finish line last year.


 
Guest Writers

Update on Medicare’s Recovery Audit Program

As many physicians now realize, Recovery Audit Contractors ("RAC") hired by Medicare have turned their attention from hospitals and are now actively pursuing claims submitted by physicians. An audit by a RAC can put a physician and his/her medical practice in severe financial stress.


 
Grand Rounds

April 2014
 


For Many Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs
Title: For Many Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs
Category: Health News
Created: 4/23/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, April 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care
Title: Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care
Category: Health News
Created: 4/23/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, April 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Health Tip: Keep Your Kitchen Clean
Title: Health Tip: Keep Your Kitchen Clean
Category: Health News
Created: 4/24/2014 7:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, April 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Health Tip: Eat Healthy
Title: Health Tip: Eat Healthy
Category: Health News
Created: 4/24/2014 7:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, April 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplants for Diarrhea: Study
Title: Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplants for Diarrhea: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/24/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, April 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Vitamin D May Not Lower Seniors' Fall Risk
Title: Vitamin D May Not Lower Seniors' Fall Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 4/24/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, April 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan - Alabama's News Leader

Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan
Alabama's News Leader
"This loss is a great loss for his family, for those of us he worked with as well as for the people of Afghanistan," Rowell said. "He was a loving and caring physician who served all of his patients with the utmost of respect." Dale Brantner, president ...

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Posted Thursday, April 24, 2014 6:45 pm CDT

Former Southern Miss, Alabama State quarterback Arsenio Favor plans on ... - The Huntsville Times - al.com

Former Southern Miss, Alabama State quarterback Arsenio Favor plans on ...
The Huntsville Times - al.com
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Arsenio Favor has persevered through two major knee injuries and started games at quarterback for two schools. Now, UAB will give him his third chance ... His father, Ronald Favor, said that the family decided to speed up the ...

Posted Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:24 am CDT

Profile: Former NFL linebacker makes career change … in Havana - Cuba Standard.com

Cuba Standard.com

Profile: Former NFL linebacker makes career change … in Havana
Cuba Standard.com
... pectoral was torn from the bone. Back stateside, while laid up in a Birmingham, Ala., hospital, Jackson decided to take some time away from football. ... His father had a long history with black community activism and was inspired by Cuba's medical ...

Posted Thursday, April 24, 2014 6:03 am CDT