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
 


Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
Title: Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: Study
Title: Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
Title: FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Salmonella Cases Dip in U.S., But Food Poisoning Rates Remain High
Title: Salmonella Cases Dip in U.S., But Food Poisoning Rates Remain High
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill
Title: FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus
Title: Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 am CDT


'Parent Martyr' Must Die - Daily Beast

'Parent Martyr' Must Die
Daily Beast
Upstairs, Pfister's family is gathered for the premiere: his son Nick, his two daughters, Claire and Mia, even his mother, Patricia, in town from New York. His wife, Anna, is ... I was in Birmingham, Alabama, shooting nights on a small-budget movie ...

Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 5:44 am CDT

Dr. C.D. George - Columbia Daily Herald

Columbia Daily Herald

Dr. C.D. George
Columbia Daily Herald
The family will visit with friends Sunday after 4:00 p.m. concluding with a Rosary service at 7:00 p.m. at Oakes &Nichols. The family suggests memorials to ... Dr. George attended Sacred Heart Church and Grade School in Lawrence County and graduated ...

Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 3:07 am CDT

How a marijuana derivative stormed the Alabama State House - al.com (blog)

How a marijuana derivative stormed the Alabama State House
al.com (blog)
Chandler family.JPG The Chandler family, who live in the Birmingham area, includes Amy with daughter Carly, who has been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called CDKL5, and father Dustin and their son, Colton. Alabama lawmakers approved Carly's ...

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Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014 6:13 am CDT