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Princeton Baptist Medical Center Repurposes ECMO for COVID Patients
Princeton Baptist Medical Center Repurposes ECMO for COVID Patients

Physicians at Princeton Medical Center have repurposed a therapy that has been used for years to support oxygen levels in patients with severe lung disease.

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Fraud and Abuse Enforcement Continues Through the Pandemic
Fraud and Abuse Enforcement Continues Through the Pandemic

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting challenges facing health care providers, compliance with fraud and abuse laws has not been waived.

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MS Expands List of Approved Ambulatory Surgery Procedures
MS Expands List of Approved Ambulatory Surgery Procedures

While the healthcare environment has undergone dynamic change over the last 50 years, the demand for more affordable, accessible and higher-quality patient care services has remained constant.

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Cullman Regional Opens Alabama's First Health Park
Cullman Regional Opens Alabama's First Health Park

The first phase of a new health park will open this month in Hartselle. An outreach of Cullman Regional Medical Center, the park will be the first of its kind in Alabama.

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EAMC Opens New $33.7 Million Facility at Auburn
EAMC Opens New $33.7 Million Facility at Auburn

The Auburn Research Park covers more than 170 acres of lakes, meadows, forested areas and a wetland preserve adjacent to the Auburn University campus.

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Five Information Blocking Takeaways
Five Information Blocking Takeaways

On April 5th, the final information blocking rules issued by the Office of National Coordinator ("ONC") took effect, leaving providers with numerous questions regarding what information has to be released, to whom, and how quickly.

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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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Questions and Answers on  E&M Coding Changes for 2021
Questions and Answers on E&M Coding Changes for 2021

Effective January 1, 2021, evaluation and management coding (E&M) guideline changes were finalized as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 2020 Physician Fee Schedule, but these changes are reflected with all payers. Here are a few answers to some frequently asked questions about the E&M coding changes in 2021.

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Enhancing the Patient Experience
Enhancing the Patient Experience

"We want to anticipate what is needed and put ourselves in the patient's place," says Mellissa K. Meadows, Practice Manager at Hoover Primary Care, when asked about enhancing the experience patients have while interacting with the practice.

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Vulcan Imaging Gives Around the Globe
Vulcan Imaging Gives Around the Globe

"They had a need," says Eric Blackman, CEO at Vulcan Imaging Associates (VIA).

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St. Vincent's Expands and Upgrades Cath Labs Features New FlexArm Imaging
St. Vincent's Expands and Upgrades Cath Labs Features New FlexArm Imaging

A cardiac catheterization can be a stressful experience for patients.

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Analysts Outline Expectations for the Healthcare Industry

As President Joe Biden was taking the oath of office in Washington, D.C., healthcare financial analysts gathered via video to share their thoughts on what a new administration and ongoing pandemic might mean for various industry sectors in 2021.

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Medical Cannabis and Seniors

Medical Cannabis Appeared to Improve Neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer's Patient

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Will Medical Cannabis Pass in Alabama?
Will Steineker
Will Medical Cannabis Pass in Alabama?

In November, Mississippi voted to establish a medical cannabis program while New Jersey, Arizona, South Dakota and Montana legalized cannabis for adults over 21, bringing the number of states with some degree of legalization to 35.

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HHS Issues Fraud Alert on Remuneration with Healthcare Companies Speaker Programs
HHS Issues Fraud Alert on Remuneration with Healthcare Companies Speaker Programs

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.

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Alabama Nurses Miss Out on CARES Act Funding
Alabama Nurses Miss Out on CARES Act Funding

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.

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PATHS Offers Rural Providers Access to Pediatric Mental Health Training
PATHS Offers Rural Providers Access to Pediatric Mental Health Training

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.

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$20 Billion- Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding Now Available / PBL Zoom Meeting October 21



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HudsonAlpha Health Alliance Makes Clinical Use of Genomic Tools Widely Accessible
HudsonAlpha Health Alliance Makes Clinical Use of Genomic Tools Widely Accessible

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.

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2020 Alabama Health Care Year in Review

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.

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