What Will Alabama Lose by Not Expanding Medicaid?

In 2014, the Affordable Care Act offered to fund states' Medicaid expansion with the federal government paying 100 percent of the costs for the first three years while phasing down to 90 percent by 2020 where it will stay.

Kenneth Sigman, MD Performs Alabama's First ERCP With Single-Use Duodenoscope

The invention of the flexible fiberoptic endoscope by Basil Hirschowitz, MD, who founded UAB's Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, was one of the great leaps forward in modern medicine.

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Kenneth Sigman, MD  Performs Alabama's First ERCP With Single-Use Duodenoscope

Kenneth Sigman, MD Performs Alabama's First ERCP With Single-Use Duodenoscope

The invention of the flexible fiberoptic endoscope by Basil Hirschowitz, MD, who founded UAB's Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, was one of the great leaps forward in modern medicine.

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Children's Hospital Joins Prestigious Pediatric Cancer Consortium

Children's Hospital Joins Prestigious Pediatric Cancer Consortium

In February, Children's of Alabama was accepted into the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC), a collection of hospitals focusing on clinical trials for children with malignant brain tumors.

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Outpatient Infusion Centers Expand  with Growing Demand

Outpatient Infusion Centers Expand with Growing Demand

The first outpatient infusion centers started over 30 years ago in oncology clinics because of the intravenous delivery needed for chemotherapy drugs.

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The Accelerating Trend Toward Big-Box Primary Care

The Accelerating Trend Toward Big-Box Primary Care

Amazon just announced that it will be expanding its Amazon Care program across the U.S. this summer. Originally only available to its employees, Amazon will now offer Amazon Care to other companies.

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What Will Alabama Lose by Not Expanding Medicaid?

What Will Alabama Lose by Not Expanding Medicaid?

In 2014, the Affordable Care Act offered to fund states' Medicaid expansion with the federal government paying 100 percent of the costs for the first three years while phasing down to 90 percent by 2020 where it will stay.

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The Case for Preparedness

The Case for Preparedness

Even prior to the public health and natural disasters of 2020, experts from across the healthcare spectrum were already looking into policy and regulatory recommendations to improve the country's ability to prepare for and respond to crises.

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Feature Profiles

Jan Skowronski, MD has Passion for Medicine, Fencing and Travel

Jan Skowronski, MD has Passion for Medicine, Fencing and Travel

Everyone considering job possibilities has a list of requirements for their prospective new home.

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Research

A Fireside Chat on  COVID & Health Equity

A Fireside Chat on COVID & Health Equity

Recently, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical advisor to President Joseph Biden, sat down for a virtual fireside chat with James Hildreth, PhD, MD, one of 12 national leaders tapped for the president's new COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force and a member of the Food & Drug Administration's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee.

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UAB Named Exploratory Alzheimer's  Disease Research Center by NIH and NIA

UAB Named Exploratory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center by NIH and NIA

Just growing up in the South increases your risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease.

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UAB Builds Functional Genomics  Database to Guide Covid-19 Research

UAB Builds Functional Genomics Database to Guide Covid-19 Research

The pace of discovery has always depended on the tools that guide the seekers.

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ACC Releases Latest Information on Treating HFrEF

ACC Releases Latest Information on Treating HFrEF

Heart failure (HF) continues to rise alongside an aging population.

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Regulatory/Compliance

Three HIPAA  Increases Potentially on the Horizon

Three HIPAA Increases Potentially on the Horizon

On December 10, 2020, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced proposed changes to the regulations implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

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Alabama Enacts COVID-19 Liability Protections for Business and Healthcare Providers

Alabama Enacts COVID-19 Liability Protections for Business and Healthcare Providers

Like many states, the Alabama legislature passed, and Governor Ivey signed into law, a bill that provides civil liability protections to Alabama businesses and healthcare providers related to COVID-19.

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Alabama Practices Restructure

Alabama Practices Restructure

Even before the pandemic, change was in the air.

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The Office for Civil Rights Announces Additional Help with Fighting COVID-19

The Office for Civil Rights Announces Additional Help with Fighting COVID-19

On January 19, 2021, the Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") announced that it will exercise its enforcement discretion and will not impose penalties for violations of the HIPAA Rules in connection with the good faith use of online or web-based scheduling applications (collectively, "WBSAs") when used for scheduling individual appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency.

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Clinical

Questions & Answers on Herd Immunity with Suzanne Judd, PhD in UAB Dept Public Health

Questions & Answers on Herd Immunity with Suzanne Judd, PhD in UAB Dept Public Health

We believe that we are getting closer to herd immunity thanks to the vaccine, along with new scientific data which shows that more people got covid than were tested.

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Vaccine FAQ's for Healthcare Professions

Vaccine FAQ's for Healthcare Professions

It's great to see the continued momentum in the state's quest to get all Alabamian's vaccinated

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Fighting Cancer in a Year Like No Other

Fighting Cancer in a Year Like No Other

AACR Annual Report Highlights Progress, Barriers

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Let's Use the Current State of SNF Therapy as a Springboard to More Positive Outcomes

Let's Use the Current State of SNF Therapy as a Springboard to More Positive Outcomes

Therapy today in skilled nursing facilities (SNF) looks vastly different than it did before the pandemic.

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New Laser Surgery for Epilepsy

New Laser Surgery for Epilepsy

An epilepsy diagnosis will change a person's life.

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Gastroenterologist Raj Parikh, MD, (left) of Birmingham Gastroenterology and Brookwood's general surgeon Brenden Haikes, MD, mesh their specialties on a new cross-pollination surgical approach to fight GERD.
Gastroenterologist Raj Parikh, MD, (left) of Birmingham Gastroenterology and Brookwood's general surgeon Brenden Haikes, MD, mesh their specialties on a new cross-pollination surgical approach to fight GERD.

Cross-specialty Partnership Group Fights GERD

Recent studies have found that up to 28 percent of Americans suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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UAB Clinical Trial Underway for COVID-19 Treatment

UAB Clinical Trial Underway for COVID-19 Treatment

UAB is looking for Covid-positive individuals for an outpatient study that examines the effect of a common drug on inhibiting the progression of the disease, especially in people with comorbidities.

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Grand Rounds

Jackson Thornton  Technologies Promotes Three

Jackson Thornton Technologies Promotes Three

Jackson Thornton Technologies (JTT), a subsidiary of Jackson Thornton CPAs and Consultants, has promoted Brian Driskill to President; Chris Bell has been promoted to Vice President, Technical Services; and Nic Cofield has been promoted to Vice President, Client Services.

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James Markert, MD Named President-elect of AAcNS

James Markert, MD Named President-elect of AAcNS

James Markert, MD, MPH, the Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at UAB, is the president-elect of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery for 2020-2021.

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Warren Averett Recognized in America's Best Tax Firms and America's Best Accounting Firms

Warren Averett, LLC has been recognized by Forbes on the list of America's Best Tax Firms and America's Best Accounting Firms for 2021.

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Brookwood Melissa  Cole Award

Brookwood Melissa Cole Award

The Medical Staff of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center recently honored six members of hospital staff with the Melissa Cole Award.

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Cullman Regional Emergency CON Approval

Cullman Regional Medical Center has received Emergency Alabama Certificate of Need (CON) approval to add an additional 30 beds to the hospital including 13 additional critical care beds.

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House Calls Program  Brings COVID-19 Vaccine  to Homebound Patients

House Calls Program Brings COVID-19 Vaccine to Homebound Patients

Homebound people are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19, and they are at risk of contracting the disease if a caregiver inadvertently brings it into their home.

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UAB Ranked the No 1 Best Large Employer in the United States

UAB Ranked the No 1 Best Large Employer in the United States

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been named America's No. 1 Best Large Employer by Forbes, topping the list of more than 500 public and private corporations, hospitals, universities, and Fortune 500 companies.

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Alabama AHEC Creates Network to Address COVID Vaccines in Underserved Communities

Alabama AHEC Creates Network to Address COVID Vaccines in Underserved Communities

Last year, the Alabama Statewide Area Healthcare Education Centers (AHEC) formed a network to create a coalition of community partners from across the state by providing training to teams involved with COVID-19 testing in rural and underserved Alabama.

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Cullman Regional Offers Signing Bonus for Paramedics

Cullman Regional Offers Signing Bonus for Paramedics

Cullman Regional Medical Center is offering a $2,000 sign-on bonus for paramedics for the Cullman EMS Ambulance Team.

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Mike Slive Foundation Awards Six Prostate Cancer Research Grants in 2020

The Mike Slive Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research, which was founded in Birmingham in 2017 by former SEC Commissioner Mike Slive and attorney Ed Meyerson, has awarded six new research grants to help eradicate prostate cancer.

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Taub and Uswatte Conducting Trial on Therapy to Clear Post-COVID Brain Fog

Taub and Uswatte Conducting Trial on Therapy to Clear Post-COVID Brain Fog

Even after their bodies have cleared the virus that causes COVID-19, many patients experience long-term effects.

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David Qi, MD Joins Urology Centers

David Qi, MD has joined Urology Centers of Alabama, practicing in the Grandview and Homewood offices.

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