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
 


Majority of Americans Support Obamacare Birth Control Provision: Survey
Title: Majority of Americans Support Obamacare Birth Control Provision: Survey
Category: Health News
Created: 4/22/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/23/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study
Title: Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/22/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/23/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Fear Won't Boost Exam Scores: Study
Title: Fear Won't Boost Exam Scores: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/22/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/23/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:00 am CDT

For Teen Drivers, Unruly Passengers May Be Greater Threat Than Phones
Title: For Teen Drivers, Unruly Passengers May Be Greater Threat Than Phones
Category: Health News
Created: 4/22/2014 2:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/23/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Spouse's Sunny Outlook May Be Good for Your Health
Title: Spouse's Sunny Outlook May Be Good for Your Health
Category: Health News
Created: 4/22/2014 2:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/23/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone
Title: Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone
Category: Health News
Created: 4/22/2014 4:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/23/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Child mental health cuts to pile pressure on GPs - Pulse

Child mental health cuts to pile pressure on GPs
Pulse
Dr Robert Morley, chief executive of Birmingham LMC, agrees this is an ongoing problem: 'There have always been horrendous problems with waiting times and getting patients seen by psychiatrists – especially issues with 16- and 17-year-olds falling ...

Posted Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:17 am 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

Portals to the past: Retrospective exhibit presents painter, sculptor from ... - Waco Tribune-Herald

Portals to the past: Retrospective exhibit presents painter, sculptor from ...
Waco Tribune-Herald
William A. Kendrick (1889-1969) was born in Birmingham, Ala. His family had moved to Waco, where he lived most of his life. He was exhibiting as early as 1927 in the Waco Cotton Palace Exhibition. In 1936, the San Antonio Light newspaper described ...

Posted Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:41 am CDT