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Updating the Way to Pay

CMS is proposing big changes in the physician fee schedule and quality payment program for 2019

Caring for Kids

Although the need is great, Middle Tennessee is fortunate to have dedicated professionals focused on helping the next generation reach their full potential.

Business

Updating the Way to Pay

Updating the Way to Pay

CMS is proposing big changes in the physician fee schedule and quality payment program for 2019

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Getting Your Piece of the Pie

Getting Your Piece of the Pie

Getting paid for services starts before a patient walks through the door and continues long after they leave. Successfully managing all the parts of the revenue cycle is the best way to make sure your practices gets the correct piece of the revenue pie.

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AAHAM: Celebrating 50 Years of Supporting Revenue Cycle Professionals

The rules and regulations impacting the healthcare revenue cycle are rapidly changing. AAHAM Music City Chapter gives local executives the tools to stay ahead.

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Relode: Disrupting the Healthcare Staffing Industry

Relode: Disrupting the Healthcare Staffing Industry

Relode is changing the recruitment model while saving employers time and money in the search for the ideal candidate.

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Second Annual TriMED Conference Set for September

Second Annual TriMED Conference Set for September

It's almost time for the second annual TriMED Healthcare Education Summit, which brings together key statewide organizations across multiple medical specialties for two days of insightful programming.

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AHA BOARD NAMES MELINDA L. ESTES, M.D., CHAIR-ELECT DESIGNATE

The American Hospital Association's (AHA) Board of Trustees has selected Melinda L. Estes, M.D., president and CEO of Saint Luke's Health System in Kansas City, Mo., as its chair-elect designate.

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ACHE-MT Update

Marshall Leslie, president of Healthcare Performance Partners, recently led a discussion with members of American College of Healthcare Executives - Middle Tennessee about the most popular models for process improvement in practice today, along with their potential pitfalls and processes to make them "stick."

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Nashville Fosters Innovation at Startup Day Event

Nashville Fosters Innovation at Startup Day Event

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is looking to invest in innovative healthcare startups, according to an official who attended the Startup Day Nashville in June.

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Clinical

Caring for Kids

Caring for Kids

Although the need is great, Middle Tennessee is fortunate to have dedicated professionals focused on helping the next generation reach their full potential.

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Accounting for ACE to Maximize Outcomes in Pediatric Patients

Accounting for ACE to Maximize Outcomes in Pediatric Patients

From adverse traumatic experiences to ongoing toxic stress, childhood traumas often play a role in adult physical, mental and emotional health.

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Middle Tennessee Youth & Family Resources

Middle Tennessee Youth & Family Resources

Editor's Note: We recognize the following information is not an exhaustive list of all the service providers helping support our area youth. If you know of additional services and organizations that should be included, please email editor@nashvillemedicalnews.com, and we'll add the information to this article.

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Pediatric Rounds

Pediatric Rounds

Nashville is blessed to have two outstanding pediatric hospital facilities, along with a host of nonprofits, pediatricians and other providers caring for the city's youngest citizens.

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Before Stage Four

Before Stage Four

Providers wouldn't wait to intervene with breast cancer until it had become metastatic. Yet, delayed reaction is too often the case when it comes to suicide prevention efforts.

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MHAMT Leader Takes on National Role

MHAMT Leader Takes on National Role

MHA of Middle Tennessee leader Tom Starling was inducted as board chair of the national Mental Health America organization at last month's annual meeting.

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The Opioid Crisis - Where Do We Go From Here?

The Opioid Crisis - Where Do We Go From Here?

As discussed in last month's edition of the Nashville Medical News, the Tennessee General Assembly recently approved a significant portion of Governor Bill Haslam's "TN Together" plan to combat the opioid crisis in Tennessee.

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Op-Ed: The Need for Effective Measures to Treat Mental Illness

Op-Ed: The Need for Effective Measures to Treat Mental Illness

There is an urgent need for more dynamic and effective measures to care for the growing number of Americans with serious mental illness - in Middle Tennessee and across the nation.

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Behavioral Health Rounds

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Events

24th Annual Movies in the Park 2018 Lineup

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Aug. 18: 2018 Nashville Undy RunWalk

Aug. 18: 2018 Nashville Undy RunWalk

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Aug. 18: MWCHC Free Annual Community  Pancake Breakfast and Block Party

Aug. 18: MWCHC Free Annual Community Pancake Breakfast and Block Party

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Aug. 23: 2nd Annual Handbags for Hope in Nashville Will Raise Money To Fight ALS

The ALS Association Tennessee Chapter will hold the 2nd Annual Handbags for Hope event.

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Sept. 25: U.S. Senate General Election Debate Set For Cumberland University

Partners include USA Today Network-Tennessee, Nashville Public Television, League of Women Voters

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Sept. 27: Neighborhood Cafe 2018

Sept. 27: Neighborhood Cafe 2018

Neighborhood Health holds an annual breakfast each year to raise funds and to raise awareness of the services of Neighborhood Health to the Nashville/Davidson County community.

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Aug. 27-29: Health:Further

The 2018 Health:Further Festival is set for August 27-29 at the Music City Center.

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Oct. 19: Heal The Music Day

Oct. 19: Heal The Music Day

As you know, all of Music Health Alliance's services are entirely free. Depending on where you are in your healthcare journey, you may have reached out to us for different reasons.

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Nov. 7-9: Unprecedented Medicaid Conference to Convene Disparate Stakeholders to Discuss Sector's Biggest Challenges, Initiate Solutions

Crossroads, An Artia Solutions Conference will gather the brightest minds in Medicaid Nov. 7-9, 2018, to jumpstart game-changing conversations about improving new drug policies, pharmaceutical trends, healthcare reform, regulations, and other pressing issues

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Profiles

Physician Spotlight: John W. Brock, III, MD

Physician Spotlight: John W. Brock, III, MD

Surgeon-in-chief, director of pediatric urology, professor, administrator, physician - Dr. John Brock wears many hats at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt ... and all of them are focused on making the lives of children better.

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Physician Spotlight: Dr. Pampee Young: Nashville Physician Oversees National Red Cross Blood Supply

Physician Spotlight: Dr. Pampee Young: Nashville Physician Oversees National Red Cross Blood Supply

Much of the nation's blood supply is medically monitored by Nashville-based physician and American Red Cross CMO Dr. Pampee Young.

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McWhorter Society Luncheon Honors Healthcare Luminaries

McWhorter Society Luncheon Honors Healthcare Luminaries

The annual McWhorter Society Luncheon at Belmont University celebrated healthcare accomplishments by honoring Gov. Winfield C. Dunn and announcing the 2018 inductees into the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame.

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Women to Watch Class of 2018

Karen Cassidy, MD, MPH

Karen Cassidy, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer, Mid-South Region

UnitedHealthcare


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Joanna Conley, MBA, FACHE

Joanna Conley, MBA, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center


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Yvette Doran, MBA, FACMPE

Yvette Doran, MBA, FACMPE

President & CEO

Saint Thomas Medical Partners/Ascension Medical Group - TN


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Jana Dreyzehner, MD

Jana Dreyzehner, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Starfish Health, PLLC


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Claire Cowart Haltom, JD

Claire Cowart Haltom, JD

Shareholder
Baker|Ober Health Law a Baker Donelson Practice


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Veronica Thierry Mallett, MD, MMM

Veronica Thierry Mallett, MD, MMM

Senior Vice President for Health Affairs & Dean

Meharry Medical College School of Medicine


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Mandi Ryan, MSN, RN

Mandi Ryan, MSN, RN

Director, Healthcare Innovation

Centerstone


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Katie Tarr, CHFP

Katie Tarr, CHFP

Senior Manager, Healthcare Valuation Services
LBMC


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Robin Williams, MD

Robin Williams, MD

Robin Williams, MD
Breast Surgeon
Saint Thomas Medical Partners - Breast Surgery


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Kinika Young, JD

Kinika Young, JD

Director, Children's Health

Tennessee Justice Center


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Regulatory/Compliance

AMA Opposes Administration Proposed Rule on Title X Family Planning Program

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Trump Picks Supreme Court Nominee

President Donald Trump announced his pick to replace Justice Kennedy on Monday evening, July 9. He selected 53-year-old Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court, pending Congressional approval.

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The Opioid Crisis - Where Do We Go From Here?

The Opioid Crisis - Where Do We Go From Here?

As discussed in last month's edition of the Nashville Medical News, the Tennessee General Assembly recently approved a significant portion of Governor Bill Haslam's "TN Together" plan to combat the opioid crisis in Tennessee.

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Research

Study Tracks Impact of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome on State Medicaid Programs 

In the United States, one infant is born every 15 minutes with withdrawal symptoms after being exposed to opioids before birth, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.

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Grand Rounds

HCA'S Tristar Division Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer, Wes Fountain

HCA'S Tristar Division Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer, Wes Fountain

HCA's TriStar Division welcomes Wes Fountain as the healthcare division's new chief financial officer (CFO).

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Business Briefs

Nashville-based Cumberland Emerging Technologies Inc. (CET) and LSU Health New Orleans have entered into a collaboration agreement to develop new biomedical products based on research from LSU.

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HCA's TriStar Health Invests in Middle Tennessee

HCA's TriStar Health Invests in Middle Tennessee

TriStar Health recently announced plans to invest more than $500 million into its Middle Tennessee facilities.

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Portacci Named Saint Thomas Health VP of Strategy

Portacci Named Saint Thomas Health VP of Strategy

Saint Thomas Health, part of Ascension, recently introduced Ruth Portacci as vice president of strategy.

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LBMC Promotes Burnette

LBMC Promotes Burnette

LBMC, one of the Southeast's largest accounting and business consulting firms, announced Mark Burnette, CPA, CISSP, CISA, QSA as its new leader of the Risk Services practice.

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Promotion, New Faculty at Sarah Cannon

Promotion, New Faculty at Sarah Cannon

William Donnellan, MD, was recently promoted to director of Leukemia/Myelodysplastic Syndrome Research at Sarah Cannon.

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Berlin Named to New VICC Leadership Post

Berlin Named to New VICC Leadership Post

Jordan Berlin, MD, has been named associate director of Clinical Investigation Strategy and Shared Resources at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC).

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TwelveStone Adds Private Infusion Suites, Names Medical Director

In June, TwelveStone Health Partners announced the addition of infusion therapy suites to the company's Murfreesboro headquarters. While the company has offered home-based infusion therapy for several years, the leadership team recognized a need for outpatient services, as well.

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