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
 


For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds
Title: For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 8/19/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Many With Schizophrenia Say They're Happy: Study
Title: Many With Schizophrenia Say They're Happy: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 8/19/2014 2:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit
Title: Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit
Category: Health News
Created: 8/19/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:00 am CDT

'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought
Title: 'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought
Category: Health News
Created: 8/19/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:00 am CDT

All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group
Title: All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group
Category: Health News
Created: 8/19/2014 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some
Title: Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some
Category: Health News
Created: 8/19/2014 7:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Michael Brown's Autopsy: What It Can (and Can't) Tell Us - Yahoo News UK

Michael Brown's Autopsy: What It Can (and Can't) Tell Us
Yahoo News UK
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 Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:47 am CDT

But overall pass rate falls for second year running amid move away from ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

But overall pass rate falls for second year running amid move away from ...
Daily Mail
Pupils at Solihull School, Birmingham show off their GCSE results today. English ... Despite advice from medical experts, Lisa decided to stick it out at school and she has spent this year working extra hard to catch up. ... Me and my family are just ...

Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 11:24 am CDT

People warned to avoid Birmingham hospital A&Es over Bank Holiday - Birmingham Mail

Birmingham Mail

People warned to avoid Birmingham hospital A&Es over Bank Holiday
Birmingham Mail
“There are also steps people can take to keep themselves and their family well such as stocking up the medicine cabinet with basics like painkillers, cold and flu remedies, plasters and bandages. “By choosing the right service to treat illness or ...

Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:06 am CDT