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Demystifying Year-End Tax Planning in Light of Proposed Changes

Amid the swirl of news around tax reform, it's easy to get overwhelmed. KraftCPA expert Lucy Carter helps demystify planning.

The State of Senior Health

As families gather the generations together for the holidays, it's a good time to reflect on the health status of the community's most senior members.

Profiles

Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Six healthcare luminaries were recently inducted into the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame.

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A New Take on Hospice Care

A New Take on Hospice Care

Alive Hospice's CMO is changing end-of-life protocols, conversations.

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Business

Nashville Health Care Council Hosts Panel Discussion on Pharma/Provider Collaborations in Health Care

Nashville Health Care Council Hosts Panel Discussion on  Pharma/Provider Collaborations in Health Care

On Nov. 13, the Nashville Health Care Council hosted a panel discussion on collaborations between the pharmaceutical and healthcare provider sectors and how those collaborations can drive change in healthcare.

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Don't fear the FBAR

Don't fear the FBAR

If you are a taxpayer with offshore financial accounts, you could be in trouble with the IRS and not even know it.

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Tennessee Joins Medical Licensing Compact

Tennessee Joins Medical Licensing Compact

A new Tennessee law will make it easier for area physicians to practice across state lines beginning in 2019 as part of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.

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NMGMA 10 Minute Takeaway

NMGMA 10 Minute Takeaway

Nashville Medical News recently had the opportunity to chat with new NMGMA president Joy Testa.

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Demystifying Year-End Tax Planning in Light of Proposed Changes

Demystifying Year-End Tax Planning in Light of Proposed Changes

Amid the swirl of news around tax reform, it's easy to get overwhelmed. KraftCPA expert Lucy Carter helps demystify planning.

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TDH Suspends Admissions to Nashville Community Care & Rehabilitation at Bordeaux

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Events

Oct. 2: Metro Public Health Department to Begin Offering Flu Shots at all three Health Centers

Metro Public Health Department officials announced they will begin offering flu vaccine October 2 at all three Health Department's locations.

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Dec 6: Healthcare Helpings: Creating a Culture of Compliance

KraftCPAs & Kraft Healthcare Consulting present HEALTHCARE HELPINGS

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Dec. 9: Meharry Men Cook

Dec. 9: Meharry Men Cook

The men of Meharry have an opportunity to showcase their cooking skills and help raise money to support student educational needs.

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MARCH 16 - 17, 2018: SAVE THE DATES TEDx Nashville

Saturday, March 16th and 17th, TEDxNashville will host our ninth-annual event at TPAC.

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Clinical

The State of Senior Health

The State of Senior Health

As families gather the generations together for the holidays, it's a good time to reflect on the health status of the community's most senior members.

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A Better Continuum Means Better Care

A Better Continuum Means Better Care

As the U.S. population ages, new partnerships along the continuum of care are necessary to achieve optimal outcomes for patients.

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HoneyCo Homes: Using Smart Technology to Help Seniors Age in Place

HoneyCo Homes: Using Smart Technology to Help Seniors Age in Place

A Nashville startup is using technology to help seniors age in place while providing peace of mind to loved ones and actionable data to caregivers.

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Surgical Innovations

Surgical Innovations

Two new procedures recently made their debut in Middle Tennessee offering new treatment options for coronary bifurcation lesions and lumbar fusion.

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A Plan to Address COPD

A Plan to Address COPD

COPD is the third leading cause of death in America, yet it lags behind many other conditions in terms of research dollars and coordinated federal response ... but that seems to be changing.

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Fighting Alzheimer's Head-on

Fighting Alzheimer's Head-on

New molecule developed at Vanderbilt could be game changer in fight against Alzheimer's

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Alzheimer's Association Mid South Chapter Offers Resources for Patients, Providers

Alzheimer's Association Mid South Chapter Offers Resources for Patients, Providers

The Mid South Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is making the Alzheimer's experience more manageable for area caregivers and providers, alike.

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Regulatory/Compliance

Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Gene Editing Technology

Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Gene Editing Technology

On Nov. 14, the Senate health committee held a hearing on the gene editing method CRISPR to learn more about the technology from expert witnesses, which included Dr. Matthew Porteus, associate professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University; Katrine Bosley, CEO and president of Editas Medicine; and Dr. Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

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Cooper Sponsors Bill to Repeal Law Blamed for Restricting DEA Opioid Enforcement

Cooper Sponsors Bill to Repeal Law Blamed for Restricting DEA Opioid Enforcement

U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05), joined by U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (WV-03), U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02) and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-13), today introduced bipartisan legislation repealing the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016.

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THA Launches Data Sharing Initiative for TennCare Patients

THA Launches Data Sharing Initiative for TennCare Patients

New data sharing software is expected to improve communication, decrease emergency visits for TennCare patients

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Research

Vanderbilt Takes Investigational New Drug From Bench To Bedside

Vanderbilt Takes Investigational New Drug From Bench To Bedside

Patients with serious brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia could benefit from an investigational new drug (IND) that has received notification from the FDA that testing in humans may proceed after more than 10 years of research by scientists at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Grand Rounds

Denness Takes Global Healthcare Lead at North Highland

Denness Takes Global Healthcare Lead at North Highland

Following the departure of longtime healthcare expert Fletcher Lance who has moved to VUMC, North Highland has announced Richard Denness will take on the role of healthcare global lead and managing director.

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Ginn Named Amedisys CFO

Scott Ginn has been promoted to chief financial officer for home health and hospice provider Amedisys.

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Bass Berry Adds Five

Last month, Bass Berry & Sims added five attorneys to the firm's Nashville office, including two focused on healthcare. Elaine C. Naughton and Brianna R. Powell will both provide healthcare regulatory counsel.

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BlueCross Promotions

BlueCross Promotions

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has promoted Todd Ray to a role as senior vice president of its Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement programs.

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THA Elects New Board at Annual Meeting

The Tennessee Hospital Association membership elected its board of directors for 2018 at its annual meeting in Nashville last month.

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Saint Thomas CON Approval

Saint Thomas CON Approval

The State of Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency has approved two CON requests by Saint Thomas Health.

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Giving Back

Village Crest Family Dental in Smyrna provided free dental services to 68 area residents as Part of Free Dentistry Day in mid-September.

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Buying & Selling

Last month, Community Health Systems, Inc. announced completion of the sale of 103-bed Weatherford Regional Medical Center in Weatherford, Texas, and its associated assets to subsidiaries of HCA Healthcare.

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