Urology Clinics Focus on Men's Hormonal and Sexual Health

For the past 11 years, Brian Christine, MD has focused his Urology Centers of Alabama practice on men's sexual health with the Men's Sexual Health Clinic which provides treatment for patients with erectile dysfunction and oth...

Rural Healthcare Presents Unique Challenges and Rewards

With all the problems facing healthcare professionals today, perhaps the most challenging arena of all is providing primary care in rural areas. Despite those challenges, however, several Alabama physicians also tout the adva...

Business

The Promise of Blockchain

The Promise of Blockchain

Change Healthcare's Aaron Symanski says there are a lot of questions around blockchain ... and that's a good thing because it means there are many uses for the transformational technology in healthcare.

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New CMS system changes focus from punitive to education

New CMS system changes focus from punitive to education

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a new protocol this year that shifts the focus from punitive to educational in terms of proper coding of Medicare claims.

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Feature Profiles

The Doctor Mayor

The Doctor Mayor

Saraland, Alabama is a long way from Chicago, both geographically and culturally. However, that didn't stop Chicago native Howard Rubenstein, MD from diving right into civic activity when he moved to Saraland upon completing his residency.

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Regulatory/Compliance

Stark Still Requires an Executed Written Agreement Between a Hospital and a Physician

Stark Still Requires an Executed Written Agreement Between a Hospital and a Physician

Recently, in United States ex rel. Emanuele v. Medicor Assocs., 242 F. Supp. 3d 409, 431 (W.D. Pa. 2017), reconsideration denied, No. CV 10-245, 2017 WL 3675921, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania issued an opinion clarifying that the Stark law still requires executed written agreements to meet safe harbor requirements.

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Medical Practices are required to Document Equipment Maintenance

Medical Practices are required to Document Equipment Maintenance

Whether it's a simple scale, a scope or an autoclave, every physician's office has equipment that needs maintenance, calibration and occasional repair.

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CMS Changes Policy on Mandatory Bundled Payments In Key Areas

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In Case of Emergency

In Case of Emergency

On Sept. 8, 2016 the final rule Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers was published in the Federal Register. By Nov. 16, 2017, providers and suppliers must be in compliance.

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Reseach

Study Shows Brain Structures Make Some Resilient to Alzheimer's

Study Shows Brain Structures Make Some Resilient to Alzheimer's

The size, shape and number of dendritic spines in the brain may play a major role in whether someone gets Alzheimer's disease, according to new research from UAB.

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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

Living With Versus Living Better

Living With Versus Living Better

Chronic disease doesn't usually come with the drama of a new miracle drug. However, with good management, physicians can make a positive difference for these patients.

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Inflammation is the Common Denominator in Chronic Diseases

Inflammation is the Common Denominator in Chronic Diseases

Lupus and asthma, COPD and diabetes, Crohn's disease and Alzheimer's--what do all these and so many other chronic diseases have in common? Inflammation is a characteristic part of the body environment as these disease processes develop.

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The State of Senior Health

The State of Senior Health

As families gather the generations together for the holidays, it's a good time to reflect on the health status of the community's most senior members.

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The Opioid Epidemic: Are We Headed Toward a Tipping Point?

The Opioid Epidemic: Are We Headed Toward a Tipping Point?

Health care law and policy occupy a prime place in the current news cycle. Much of the attention revolves around the actions or inactions of Congress and the White House, particularly with regard to their impact on the future form and function of the Affordable Care Act.

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A Plan to Address COPD

A Plan to Address COPD

COPD is the third leading cause of death in America, yet it lags behind many other conditions in terms of research dollars and coordinated federal response ... but that seems to be changing.

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Rural Healthcare Presents Unique Challenges and Rewards

Rural Healthcare Presents Unique Challenges and Rewards

With all the problems facing healthcare professionals today, perhaps the most challenging arena of all is providing primary care in rural areas. Despite those challenges, however, several Alabama physicians also tout the advantages of choosing a rural setting.

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Urology Clinics Focus on Men's Hormonal and Sexual Health

Urology Clinics Focus on Men's Hormonal and Sexual Health

For the past 11 years, Brian Christine, MD has focused his Urology Centers of Alabama practice on men's sexual health with the Men's Sexual Health Clinic which provides treatment for patients with erectile dysfunction and other problems.

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Grand Rounds

St. Vincent's Primary Care Adds New Physicians

St. Vincent's Primary Care Adds New Physicians

St. Vincent's Primary Care, a service of St. Vincent's Health System, has recently added one existing practice and three new physicians to their network.

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Mona Fouad, MD is Honored

Mona Fouad, MD is Honored

Mona N. Fouad, MD, professor and director of the Division of Preventive Medicine in the UAB School of Medicine, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Medicine -- one of the highest honors given to a physician or scientist in the United States.

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Wilson Joins Alabama Allergy & Asthma

Wilson Joins Alabama Allergy & Asthma

Lorena Wilson, MD has joined Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center, and is seeing patients at the Homewood, Hoover and Alabaster locations.

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Bryant Promoted to COO of Grandview

Bryant Promoted to COO of Grandview

Justin Bryant has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Grandview Medical Center. He succeeds Drew Mason who was recently promoted to CEO.

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UAB Medicine Opens New Outpatient Clinics

UAB Medicine Opens New Outpatient Clinics

UAB has added 28,600 square feet of clinical space with expansion into the John N. Whitaker Building, which sits just east of the Kirklin Clinic parking deck.

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Researchers Awarded $5.7 Million

Researchers Awarded $5.7 Million

Researchers studying methods of exercise delivery and the effects on people living with multiple sclerosis have been awarded $5.7 million in funding by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

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Shelby Baptist Obtains New Robotic System

Shelby Baptist Obtains New Robotic System

Shelby Baptist Medical Center has acquired the new da Vinci Xi Surgical System, further complementing the hospital's minimally-invasive robotic surgery capabilities.

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Biotech Veteran Jay Liu Joins Southern Research

Jay Liu, PhD has joined the Southern Research Drug Discovery division as director of technology development and innovation. Liu will seek to expand Southern Research's drug discovery capabilities in areas that include biologics and monoclonal antibodies.

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UAB Breaks Ground on New Facility

UAB has broken ground for a new freestanding emergency department and adjacent medical office building in Gardendale.

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St. Vincent's Health System to Adopt Ascension as Part of its Name

St. Vincent's Health System (STVHS) will add Ascension to its name as part of a national effort to make it clearer for patients to access care.

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UAB Listed in 100 hospitals with Great Heart Programs

Becker's Healthcare has named UAB Hospital to the 2017 edition of its list of "100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs."

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Partners With axialHealthcare

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is partnering with axialHealthcare, a national leader in pain management, to collaborate with Alabama physicians to help curb the opioid epidemic.

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