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Who's Ready for MACRA?

With the 2017 reporting window rapidly closing, a recent AMA/KPMG survey finds less than 25 percent of physician decision-makers feels 'well prepared' to meet requirements.

Addressing Adolescent Angst in a Digital World

Growing up can be difficult in a digital age. Dr. Jess Shatkin shares insights on how primary care providers can support parents in an age of increasing adolescent anxiety and depression.

Profiles

Leading the Way

Leading the Way

Child neurologist Jeffrey Neul, MD, has been appointed director of the Kennedy Center at VUMC.

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Business

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Partners with TN HIMSS and Belmont University to bring HIT Workforce Education to Chattanooga Region

The Tennessee HIMSS Chapter and the Center for Executive Education at Belmont University will partner with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee to bring a 14-week certification program to healthcare information technology (HIT) professionals in the Chattanooga region.

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Pediatric Rounds

Pediatric Rounds

The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial officially celebrated the opening of its new pediatric emergency room last month.

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NMGMA: Ten Minute Takeaway

NMGMA: Ten Minute Takeaway

Phishing, Vishing, SMiShing ... there are an array of sophisticated methods that cyberthieves can use to access PHI.

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Cash in Hand

Cash in Hand

With increased patient responsibility, collecting for healthcare services can be difficult ... but there are some best practices providers can put in play to maximize timely payments.

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Care 24/7 Moves to Nashville

Care 24/7 Moves to Nashville

Care 24/7 has relocated to Nashville and refocused its mission to help providers navigate MACRA and maximize revenue while improving provider-based population health management.

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Who's Ready for MACRA?

Who's Ready for MACRA?

With the 2017 reporting window rapidly closing, a recent AMA/KPMG survey finds less than 25 percent of physician decision-makers feels 'well prepared' to meet requirements.

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Events

Sept. 15 is Date for Sexual Assault Center 2017 Mad Hatter Gala

Annual Fund Raising Event Returns Friday, September 15 to Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

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September 8, 9, 22, & 23: Saint Thomas Health Faith Community Nursing Program Hosts Classes For Nurses

September 8, 9, 22, & 23: Saint Thomas Health Faith Community Nursing Program Hosts Classes For Nurses

Classes open to registered nurses in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama

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Clinical

Alzheimer's Foundation Of America Seeking Nominations For Dementia Care Professional Of The Year

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is now accepting nominations for its 2017 "Dementia Care Professional of the Year."

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Addressing Adolescent Angst in a Digital World

Addressing Adolescent Angst in a Digital World

Growing up can be difficult in a digital age. Dr. Jess Shatkin shares insights on how primary care providers can support parents in an age of increasing adolescent anxiety and depression.

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TJC Sharpens Focus on Healthcare Access for Children

TJC Sharpens Focus on Healthcare Access for Children

Always a champion for children's health, the Tennessee Justice Center is taking more steps to ensure coverage for nearly a million Tennessee kids.

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You Be the 1

You Be the 1

You Be the 1 campaign, started by local couple John & May Bumpus, hopes to reach struggling teens through kindness and empathy and connect them to area resources.

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AMA Announces New Online Education to Help Physicians Use and Interpret Cancer Panel Testing in Practice

AMA Announces New Online Education to Help Physicians Use and Interpret Cancer Panel Testing in Practice

As part of its program aimed at educating physicians and other health care professionals on the benefits and limitations of genomics and precision medicine, the American Medical Association (AMA) today announced two new online educational modules focused on somatic cancer panel testing.

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Regulatory/Compliance

Alexander Leads Bipartisan Support for Accelerated FDA Reviews

Alexander Leads Bipartisan Support for Accelerated FDA Reviews

By a vote of 94-1, the U.S. Senate has sent President Trump a bill addressing FDA user fee agreements meant to speed up the Food & Drug Administration's review of new drugs and devices.

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Chairman Alexander on Announcing Bipartisan Health Care Hearings: Unless Congress Acts, Millions May Not Have Insurance to Buy in 2018

Chairman Alexander on Announcing Bipartisan Health Care Hearings: Unless Congress Acts, Millions May Not Have Insurance to Buy in 2018

"There are a number of issues with the American health care system, but if your house is on fire, you want to put out the fire, and the fire in this case is the individual health insurance market."

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Reforming Healthcare Reform

Reforming Healthcare Reform

The Senate has now weighed in on their version of ACA 'repeal and replace.' Will it fare better with public sentiment than AHCA has so far?

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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

Health:Further • Aug. 22-25

More than 2,000 healthcare innovators and entrepreneurs are expected to descend on the Music City Center Aug. 22-25 for the annual Health:Further Festival.

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TriMED Healthcare Education Summit • Sept. 8-9

TriMED Healthcare Education Summit • Sept. 8-9

A number of healthcare organizations have partnered to create Tennessee's largest, most comprehensive medical education event for healthcare professionals.

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3+3 = More Primary Care Physicians

3+3 = More Primary Care Physicians

Leaders from Meharry Medical College and Middle Tennessee State University recently signed an agreement to develop an accelerated pathway where aspiring physicians could complete an undergraduate degree and medical degree in six years through a fast-track program with select, high-ability students spending three years at each institution.

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VUMC Partners with Walgreens

Last month, Walgreens and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) announced that a subsidiary of VUMC would operate and provide all clinical services at 14 retail health clinics within Walgreens stores across Middle Tennessee.

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The Little Clinic Collaborates with Results Physiotherapy

In other retail health clinic news, The Little Clinic, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co., has collaborated with Results Physiotherapy to offer patients additional treatment solutions for a wide variety of conditions and injuries with a collective commitment to help patients live pain-free without prescription opioid medications.

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AdamsPlace Opens New Memory Care Unit

AdamsPlace Opens New Memory Care Unit

Last month, AdamsPlace celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting for their new 13,469 square-foot Memory Care Center.

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State Epidemiologist Wins National Honor

State Epidemiologist Wins National Honor

Tim Jones, MD, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists' Pumphandle Award.

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Saint Thomas Health Files CON for Rutherford County

Last month, Saint Thomas Health filed a Certificate of Need application to expand services in order to meet anticipated healthcare needs of the growing Rutherford County population.

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