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(L to R): Rachael Lindmark, NP; Loretta Erskine; Elaine Colby, MD outside the clinic building.

For the First Time, a Healthcare Clinic in Pratt City

Jun 20, 2024 at 07:10 pm by kbarrettalley

Clinic is part of a multi-use community facility   By Steve Spencer   When Elaine Colby, MD first attended The MoveMent Fellowship Church (TMFC) for her medical.... Read More
Jeffrey Dugas, MD

The UCL Internal Brace is an Alternative to Tommy John Surgery

Jun 20, 2024 at 07:09 pm by kbarrettalley

By Jane Ehrhardt   For two years, Jeff Dugas, MD tested an idea on the elbows of cadavers that would offer an alternative to the Tommy John surgery, which is a reconstr.... Read More

What HIPAA Security Rule Surprises Await Healthcare Providers in the Second Half of 2024?

Jun 20, 2024 at 07:09 pm by kbarrettalley

By Beth Neal Pitman, Eddie Williams III and Shannon Britton Hartsfield Holland & Knight   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil R.... Read More
Howard Bogard

You Have a Stark Law Problem: Now What?

Jun 20, 2024 at 07:09 pm by kbarrettalley

By: Howard E. Bogard, Esq.   Initially passed by Congress in 1989 and named after its sponsor Congressman Fortney “Pete” Stark, the Federal physician self-r.... Read More

“Incident To” Billing Promotes Productivity, But Presents Many Potential Pitfalls

May 21, 2024 at 01:34 pm by kbarrettalley

By Catherine (Cat) Kirkland   Under certain circumstances, Medicare allows physician practices to bill eligible non-physician practitioners (NPPs) under a supervising p.... Read More

Feature Profiles

Managing Chronic Care More Effectively And Getting Paid For It

Jun 20, 2024 at 07:10 pm by kbarrettalley

By Laura Freeman   Chronic Illnesses take a toll. The price patients pay can be years of pain, diminished quality of life, damage to other organs, early death and the b.... Read More

Clinical

Christina Pierpaoli Parker, PhD, DBSM

UAB Clinic Integrates Behavioral Health with Physical Healthcare

Jun 20, 2024 at 07:10 pm by kbarrettalley

By Marti Webb Slay   Christina Pierpaoli Parker, PhD, DBSM was doing her Fellowship at the University of Toronto when she first noticed a discrepancy in addressing beha.... Read More

Managing Chronic Care More Effectively And Getting Paid For It

Jun 20, 2024 at 07:10 pm by kbarrettalley

By Laura Freeman   Chronic Illnesses take a toll. The price patients pay can be years of pain, diminished quality of life, damage to other organs, early death and the b.... Read More
James St. Louis, MD

World Database for Congenital Heart Disease Housed at UAB

Jun 20, 2024 at 07:09 pm by kbarrettalley

By Ansley Franco   Congenital heart disease affects one in every 1,000 children, yet 75 percent of the world’s population who have this abnormality do not get the.... Read More

New Treatment Option for Patients with Low Back Pain

May 21, 2024 at 01:34 pm by kbarrettalley

By Marti Webb Slay   Patients with chronic, non-surgical low back pain now have access to a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that can bring relief and rehabilita.... Read More

LINX Offers Additional Option for Patients with Severe Reflux

May 21, 2024 at 01:34 pm by kbarrettalley

By Marti Webb Slay   Surgeons at UAB are finding that the LINX® (Laparoscopic magnetic sphincter augmentation) is giving patients an option besides medication or la.... Read More

June 2024

Jun 20, 2024 at 07:14 pm by kbarrettalley

Your May 2024 Issue of Birmingham Medical News is Here!