Cancer Drug Studied at SCRI Shows Big Promise

A novel therapy first used at Sarah Cannon Research Institute is changing the prognosis for relapsed blood cancer patients. ...Read More


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Kraft Healthcare Leads Cuban Trade Mission | Kraft Healthcare Consulting, KraftCPAs, Scott Mertie, Healthcare Trade Mission, Cuba, Cuban Healthcare, Caroline Young, Dr. Bill Frist, Polyclinic, Latin American School of Medicine
Kraft Healthcare Leads Cuban Trade Mission | Kraft Healthcare Consulting, KraftCPAs, Scott Mertie, Healthcare Trade Mission, Cuba, Cuban Healthcare, Caroline Young, Dr. Bill Frist, Polyclinic, Latin American School of Medicine
Scott Mertie, CHFP, CMPE
Kraft Healthcare Leads Cuban Trade Mission

Local Execs Study National Health System

 

Cuba had been on Scott Mertie’s bucket list for years. When he finally had a chance to visit this past January as part of a person-to-person cultural exchange, the president of Kraft Healthcare Consulting, LLC soon recognized it should be on the bucket list of other healthcare executives, as well.


 
MEDICARE/MEDICAID FOCUS

Tennessee Facing Litigation Over Medicaid Practices | TennCare, Medicaid, Michele Johnson, Sam Brooke, Jane Perkins, Wilson v. Gordon, Darin Gordon, Tennessee Justice Center, TJC, Southern Poverty Law Center, National Health Law Program, NHeLP, Medicaid Lawsuit, Health Coverage
Tennessee Facing Litigation Over Medicaid Practices

Delays in TennCare Determinations at Heart of Lawsuit

Tennessee became one of the first states in the nation to face litigation over its Medicaid practices in the post-reform era when three advocacy groups filed suit on behalf of clients they say have waited far beyond the legal limit for a determination of TennCare eligibility.


 
TennCare Responds to Criticism, Lawsuit & Looks to the Future

Between a much-publicized letter of reprimand from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in June and a lawsuit filed in July, the Bureau of TennCare has been on the receiving end of criticism from a number of parties across the state and further afield.


 
The Devil’s in the Details | Radiology, Imaging Studies, Advance Imaging, Appropriateness Criteria, American Healthcare Radiology Administrators, Sheila Sferrella, Regents Health Resources, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014
The Devil’s in the Details

Local Exec Addresses Medicare Radiology Mandates on National Stage

Sheila Sferrella, CRA, MAS, a senior vice president with Franklin-based Regents Health Resources, tackled proposed Medicare mandates impacting diagnostic imaging for delegates at last month’s American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) annual meeting in Washington, D.C.


 
ONCOLOGY FOCUS

Cancer Drug Studied at SCRI Shows Big Promise | Zydelig, Idelalisib, CLL, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Ian Flinn, B Cell Receptor Pathway Drug, Leukemia, CLL, Follicular B-Cell non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
Cancer Drug Studied at SCRI Shows Big Promise

A novel therapy first used at Sarah Cannon Research Institute is changing the prognosis for relapsed blood cancer patients.


 
Vanderbilt Researchers Discover Protein Signature Behind Colon & Rectal Cancer | Daniel Liebler, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, VICC, Jim Ayers Institute, Proteogenomics, Colon Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colorectal Cancer
Vanderbilt Researchers Discover Protein Signature Behind Colon & Rectal Cancer

A scientific breakthrough at Vanderbilt is changing the future of colon cancer treatment worldwide.


 
Full Spectrum Endoscopy a Game Changer | Dr. Wilmot Burch, FUSE Full Spectrum Endoscopy, EndoChoice, Franklin Gastroenterology, Franklin Surgery Center, Colonoscopy, Colon Cancer Screening, PillCam Colon
Full Spectrum Endoscopy a Game Changer

Advances in screening technology are making colonoscopy more accurate and efficient than ever before. In July, Franklin Surgery Center became one of the first sites in Tennessee to adopt the FUSE® Full Spectrum Endoscopy®.


 
Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network Among Largest Transplant Providers in Nation | Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, Tonya Cox, Rocky Billups, Blood and Marrow Transplantation, BMT,
Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network Among Largest Transplant Providers in Nation

The legendary Sarah Cannon … aka Minnie Pearl … will forever be a Nashville icon and national treasure. Today, HCA’s cancer service line named in her honor also is touching lives across the country.


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Christine Lovly Gains Worldwide Renown in Cancer Research | Christine Lovly, ALK+ Lung Cancer, Cancer Research, Vanderbilt, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, LUNGevity Foundation
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Christine Lovly Gains Worldwide Renown in Cancer Research

Damon Runyon was a colorful, chain-smoking writer whose short stories in the 1930s became the basis for the Broadway musical Guys and Dolls. The Runyon legacy lives on beyond show business, especially for Christine Lovly, MD, PhD, a Vanderbilt assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology.


 
HEALTHCARE ENTERPRISE: Bernard Health: A New Approach | HSA, Health Savings Account, Bernard Health, Alex Tolbert, Brian Tolbert, Vanderbilt Law, James Blumstein
HEALTHCARE ENTERPRISE: Bernard Health: A New Approach

Healthcare and HSAs

Nine years ago, while a third year graduate student at Vanderbilt, Alex Tolbert had an ‘Aha!’ moment.


 
Grand Rounds

September 2014
 

Breaking News

Access to Medically Necessary Treatment Under New DEA Rule
The American Medical Association has created a fact sheet and tools to assist physicians who are trying to ensure patients will continue to have access to medically necessary treatment under the new DEA rules that go into effect on Oct. 6. Click here for more information and links to the AMA resources.
 
Federal Judge Approves Class Action Status in TennCare Lawsuit
Federal Judge Approves Class Action Status in TennCare Lawsuit

From our sister publication, NashvillePost:

The federal lawsuit filed against TennCare by three legal advocacy groups is now a class action, based on an order filed Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 2) by Judge Todd Campbell.


 
Pennsylvania Expands Medicaid ... Tennessee Talking About It Again
Pennsylvania Expands Medicaid ... Tennessee Talking About It Again

In late August, CMS approved Pennsylvania's alternative plan to expand the state Medicaid program ... and after months of silence on the topic, Gov. Bill Haslam once again began talking about Tennessee's options to expand coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

 


 
The Nashville Influence
Modern Healthcare's annual list of the "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" is out, and Nashville is well represented. Click here to see who made the list with strong local ties.
 

Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study
Title: Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, October 2, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Gene Study Finds No Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 Diabetes
Title: Gene Study Finds No Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 Diabetes
Category: Health News
Created: 9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, October 2, 2014 2:00 am CDT

CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in United States
Title: CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in United States
Category: Health News
Created: 9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, October 2, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors
Title: Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors
Category: Health News
Created: 9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, October 2, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening
Title: Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening
Category: Health News
Created: 9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, October 2, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery
Title: Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery
Category: Health News
Created: 9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Thursday, October 2, 2014 2:00 am CDT


10000 at Vanderbilt roll up sleeves for 'Flulapalooza' - The Tennessean

The Tennessean

10000 at Vanderbilt roll up sleeves for 'Flulapalooza'
The Tennessean
More than 10,000 of the university's staff, faculty and students flowed through a tent near the Vanderbilt University Medical Center for the school's annual "Flulapalooza" on Wednesday. For 12 hours, they breezed through the tent, docked up to one of ...

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Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:45 pm CDT

Ingram launches Gulch center to promote purposeful living - The Tennessean

The Tennessean

Ingram launches Gulch center to promote purposeful living
The Tennessean
Stephanie Ingram, who helped create Currey Ingram Academy and Vanderbilt University's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, is joining forces with Louis Upkins Jr., an author and speaker on well-being, to create Well Placed Smile. The Nashville ...

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Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014 9:01 am CDT

Glen Campbell Releases Documentary Movie GLEN CAMPBELL...I'LL BE ME ... - Hallels

Hallels

Glen Campbell Releases Documentary Movie GLEN CAMPBELL...I'LL BE ME ...
Hallels
The movie captures the undying bond between Campbell and his wife Kim, their family, and the power of music as he embarked on a 151-date "Goodbye Tour." The film is directed and produced by James Keach (producer of Walk The Line) and produced by Trevor ...

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Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:57 pm CDT