Business

“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

Brookwood Baptist Medical Center is Committed to Strong Robotics Investment

May 21, 2024 at 01:34 pm by kbarrettalley

By Jeremy Clark   Medical technology continues to evolve, and Brookwood Baptist Medical Center is walking in lockstep with that evolution. Our hospital is actively inve.... Read More

Three Critically Needed Mental Health Centers to Open this Year

May 21, 2024 at 01:34 pm by kbarrettalley

By Ansley Franco   Three additional mental health facilities are opening in Alabama this year to provide alternatives for individuals who don’t require admission.... Read More

OIG to Audit CMS Oversight of Nursing Home Surveys by Third-Party Contractors

May 21, 2024 at 01:34 pm by kbarrettalley

By Abbey Mansfield Ruby and Tonya Williams Scharf   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), a top federal watchdog ta.... Read More

New Generation of Technology Helps Atrial Fibrillation Patients

May 21, 2024 at 01:34 pm by kbarrettalley

By Laura Freeman   “Year ago, when Radiofrequency Ablation Therapy (RF) was introduced, it was a major advance over trying to manage atrial fibrillation with only.... Read More

Feature Profiles

ALPQC Launching Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative

Jan 10, 2024 at 06:21 pm by kbarrettalley

By Laura Freeman   Amid the joy of new life, one of the cruelest ironies is that giving birth still brings death to too many new mothers around the world. And it can be.... Read More

Clinical

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

Grandview First in Alabama to Perform New Targeted Therapy for Brain Tumors

May 21, 2024 at 01:34 pm by kbarrettalley

By Lauren Johnson   In March, Grandview Medical Center became the first hospital in Alabama to treat patients with brain tumors using Surgically Targeted Radiation Ther.... Read More

First Smart Knee Implant in Birmingham

May 21, 2024 at 01:34 pm by kbarrettalley

By Jane Ehrhardt   “We’re getting data on things we’ve never been able to measure before,” said Scott Appell, MD, the joint replacement surgeon.... Read More

Intervention Improves Quality of Life for DVT Patients

Apr 23, 2024 at 10:47 am by kbarrettalley

By Marti Webb Slay   Interventional cardiologist Mark Sasse, MD wants to increase awareness about current treatments for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and prevention of po.... Read More

April 2024

Apr 23, 2024 at 10:42 am by kbarrettalley

Your April 2024 Issue of Birmingham Medical News is Here!