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Criminal Jeopardy
Criminal Jeopardy

Will the Criminal Conviction of a Tennessee Nurse Set a New Precedent?

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UAB New  Scanner Takes Images Mid-Surgery
UAB New Scanner Takes Images Mid-Surgery

UAB Hospital is the first in the state and only the fourth in the entire southeast to open a new surgical suite with an intraoperative MRI scanner that allows surgeons to take up-to-date images in mid-surgery.

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UAB Studies Whether Exercise Can Boost in Epileptics
UAB Studies Whether Exercise Can Boost in Epileptics

Researchers at UAB are exploring the possibility that exercise might help improve memory in people with idiopathic generalized epilepsy.

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Osha Prepares Final Rule Related To Healthcare Providers - Stakeholders Must Submit Comments By April 22nd

On June 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) that was designed to protect healthcare workers from exposure to COVID-19 in settings where people with COVID-19 were reasonably expected to be present.

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Strategic Planning and Analyzing Mid-Year Results of Operations Can Improve Your Profits
Strategic Planning and Analyzing Mid-Year Results of Operations Can Improve Your Profits

Over one-quarter of the calendar year of 2022 is completed.

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The Waiting Is the Hardest Part
The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

Consider this common scenario: A new physician joins your practice - whether from out-of-state, residency, or another practice.

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USDA Loan Program is a Lifeline for Rural Hospitals
USDA Loan Program is a Lifeline for Rural Hospitals

We are all familiar with the crisis that rural hospitals are facing.

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Oak Street Health Arrives in Birmingham
Oak Street Health Arrives in Birmingham

A new type of primary care clinic has opened in Birmingham focused exclusively on seniors.

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The Princeton Baptist Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Center
The Princeton Baptist Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Center

Surviving a serious cardiovascular event can be frightening, as a person comes face to face with her own mortality.

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Birmingham-Based VitalEngine Provides Cutting Edge Collaboration Platform
Birmingham-Based VitalEngine Provides Cutting Edge Collaboration Platform

Frustration can be a powerful motivator, especially when lives are at stake.

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Nephrology Associates Partners  with Evergreen Nephrology  to Transform Kidney Care
Nephrology Associates Partners with Evergreen Nephrology to Transform Kidney Care

Specialty practices across the country are watching Nephrology Associates' transition to value-based reimbursement.

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OIG Allows Employer to Retain Profits from Employed Nurse Anesthetist in Surgery Center
OIG Allows Employer to Retain Profits from Employed Nurse Anesthetist in Surgery Center

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) published an advisory opinion recently permitting a pain management practice to retain the profits

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UAB Hospital Receives Women's Choice Awards

The University of Alabama at Birmingham received nine 2022 Women's Choice Awards, including being named one of the 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experiences.

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Professional  Liability Rates  Increasing in  Alabama
Professional Liability Rates Increasing in Alabama

This is the third in a three-part series on the professional liability climate and the increasing rates in Alabama. In the first article, we discussed the professional liability market in the United States overall, and detailed how rates were rising nationwide. The second installment reviewed the factors that always affect premium. To find these articles, go to www.birminghammedicalnews.com and in the right-hand column on the home page, click on blog. Once you are there, scroll down. You will find the first article on June 29 and the second one on August 19.

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Ascension St. Vincent's Opens Two New Centers
Ascension St. Vincent's Opens Two New Centers

"Chilton has plenty of folks with diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, which results in a lot of wound care patients," says Jon Binkerd, MD, the medical director for the new wound care center at Ascension St. Vincent's Chilton.

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Coverage for At-Home COVID Testing---For Some But Not All
Coverage for At-Home COVID Testing---For Some But Not All

As of January 15, 2022, the Biden Administration is requiring insurance companies and group health plans to provide insurance coverage for at-home COVID tests.

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Kolbe Addiction Services Receives Grant for Rural Expansion
Kolbe Addiction Services Receives Grant for Rural Expansion

William Wainscott is passionate about addiction recovery.

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Transport Teams Within Hospitals Reduce Risks and Ease Staffing Shortages
Transport Teams Within Hospitals Reduce Risks and Ease Staffing Shortages

The First Team of its Kind in Alabama

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Medical Diplomacy
Medical Diplomacy

Building Bridges to The World

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Hospital chaplains Serve a Vital role in Treating the Whole Patient
Hospital chaplains Serve a Vital role in Treating the Whole Patient

Patients enter the hospital for specific medical reasons, but they also come with their own unique set of personal needs that have an impact on their care and recovery.

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Brimer Joins Cullman Regional Medical Group
Brimer Joins Cullman Regional Medical Group

Thomas Cameron Brimer, MD has joined the Cullman Regional Medical Group.

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Children's South Adoption Clinic Addresses Needs of Adoptive Families
Children's South Adoption Clinic Addresses Needs of Adoptive Families

Families who adopt often find their children have complex medical, emotional and developmental needs, due in large part to significant transitions other children haven't faced.

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Interaction of HIPAA and Employer Vaccine Mandates

As we approach various deadlines for COVID-19 vaccine mandates, both in the private and the public sector, there appears to be confusion over when vaccine information may be shared with employers and what obligations employers have, if any, under The Health Information Portability and Accounting Act ("HIPAA") to protect such information once obtained.

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Retirement Plan Issues  When a Doctor Leaves the Practice
Retirement Plan Issues When a Doctor Leaves the Practice

It is always important for medical practices to be aware of the issues that need to be considered with the retirement plan when a physician leaves the group.

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PRF Reporting and Avoiding Audits
PRF Reporting and Avoiding Audits

The first Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting deadline of September 30 has come and gone.

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