The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a Special Fraud Alert from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) highlighting the fraud and abuse risks associated with the offer, payment, solicitation, or receipt of remuneration related to speaker programs sponsored by healthcare companies.
In September 2020, the state of Alabama was awarded $1.8 billion in Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act money to support health care organizations and providers, communities, and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Children's of Alabama, in partnership with the Alabama Department of Mental Health, has found a way to help physicians facing the shortage of pediatric mental health providers in rural Alabama.
Known for its contributions in research and basic science, HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology in Huntsville also has a mission to bring that new knowledge to patient care.
Prior to COVID-19, most healthcare providers were benefiting from a strong economy, low unemployment and increased patient insurance coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act (but unfortunately not Alabama, which continues to refuse to expand Medicaid). Then, everything changed. The COVID-19 pandemic.