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Addiction in the Age of COVID

From residential treatment to telehealth, there's a new normal in addiction medicine.

AACR Releases Landmark Cancer Disparities Progress Report

In September, AACR released a first-of-its-kind report exploring disparities in cancer progress across racial and ethnic minorities, as well as other underserved populations.

Clinical

Hot spots identified for colorectal cancer mortality rates among young women

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ONcology Rounds

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Minority Report

Minority Report

All cancers are not created equally. Recent Vanderbilt research show stomach, lung and appendiceal cancers are on the rise and detected later among certain ethnic groups.

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Rounding on Addiction

Rounding on Addiction

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Women and Addiction

Women and Addiction

Prenatal addiction services needed to bridge the gap in addiction, obstetrics

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State of Recovery

State of Recovery

Efforts are underway by TDMHSAS leadership to reach more Tennesseans suffering with addiction through education and recovery initiatives.

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Addressing Opioid Usage in the Hospital Setting

Addressing Opioid Usage in the Hospital Setting

Opioid misuse often traces its roots to medically valid pain management intervention. Increased awareness of addiction has led providers to look for effective alternatives. In the hospital setting, recent studies find Caldolor® might be one such option.

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National Council for Behavioral Health, Qualifacts Look at Shift to Virtual Care

National Council for Behavioral Health and Nashville-based Qualifacts recently released results of a national survey of behavioral health providers on utilizing virtual technology and care.

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Addressing a Chronic Killer

Addressing a Chronic Killer

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Business

Nashville Health Care Council: 25 Years Old & Growing

Nashville Health Care Council: 25 Years Old & Growing

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Nashville Health Care Council, an organization that was founded by the local health care community with the purpose of establishing Nashville as the nation's health care capital.

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Nashville Health Care Council Hosts Sarah Cannon CEO Dee Anna Smith for HEALTH CARE BRASS TACKS Series Event

On November 11, the Nashville Health Care Council hosted a member discussion with Dee Anna Smith, CEO of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare.

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Telehealth Claim Lines Increase Nearly 4,000 Percent in a Year

Telehealth Claim Lines Increase Nearly 4,000 Percent in a Year

Findings from FAIR Health's Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker show large increase in telehealth claims in the wake of COVID-19.

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Legal & Practical Considerations for Telemedicine

Legal & Practical Considerations for Telemedicine

While telemedicine regulations were quickly amended in the wake of COVID-19, an AHLA panel recently looked ahead to considerations for providers in a post-pandemic world.

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Belmont, HCA Unveil Plans for New Medical School

Belmont, HCA Unveil Plans for New Medical School

Belmont University, in collaboration with HCA Healthcare, has announced plans to create a new medical school in Nashville.

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Belmont University Welcomes HCA Healthcare as Health Advisor for Oct. 22 Presidential Debate

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Competition Declined in Majority of Health Insurance Markets Where it was Most Scarce

AMA study finds increasingly limited health insurance options for patients in highly concentrated markets

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AMA Supports Congress Providing Much-Needed Relief to Physicians Working Through the Pandemic

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Research

Statins to be Studied for Prevention of Dementia, Disability, and Heart Disease

Statins to be Studied for Prevention of Dementia, Disability, and Heart Disease

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers are enrolling adults age 75 and over to study whether taking atorvastatin, a drug commonly used to lower cholesterol, also called Lipitor®, can help maintain health by preventing dementia, disability, and heart disease.

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Events

Nov 19: The Great American Smokeout, a Day to Call for Action on Disparities in Tobacco Use

Nov 19: The Great American Smokeout, a Day to Call for Action on Disparities in Tobacco Use

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is marking the American Cancer Society's 45th annual Great American Smokeout happening on Thursday, Nov. 19, by calling on state lawmakers to protect the health of our youth, residents with lower incomes, LGBTQ+ communities and communities of color by passing strong tobacco control legislation that overcomes Big Tobacco's manipulative tactics that target these community members.

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NOV 19:

NOV 19: "FIGHT FLU TN" EVENT PROVIDES FREE FLU VACCINES ACROSS TENNESSEE

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Nov. 13-Jan. 3: Gaylord Opryland Unveils New Signature Immersive Pop-Up Christmas Experience

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Nov. 21-29: ABA Health Law Section to hold virtual 5K fundraiser for cancer legal advocacy

Nov. 21-29: ABA Health Law Section to hold virtual 5K fundraiser for cancer legal advocacy

The ABA Health Law Section's Cancer Legal Advocacy Interest Group will hold an inaugural Cancer Legal Advocacy Virtual 5K Fun Run/Walk on Nov. 21-29.

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OCT. 28: FFMC's Virtual Birthday Breakfast!

OCT. 28: FFMC's Virtual Birthday Breakfast!

Join Faith Family Medical Center ONLINE in just two weeks for our first-ever Virtual Birthday Breakfast. We have so much to look forward to! In addition to our very special guest speaker, Amy Grant, Gov. Bill Lee will be stopping by with a message just for Faith Family's viewers!

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HDSA Tennessee Team Hope Walk GOES VIRTUAL NOV. 7

HDSA Tennessee Team Hope Walk GOES VIRTUAL NOV. 7

The Huntington's Disease Society of America's (HDSA) Tennessee Chapter is hosting the Tennessee Virtual Team Hope Walk on Saturday, November 7.

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FRANKTOWN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, PRESENTED BY FIRST BANK, RETURNS FOR THE 2020 HOLIDAY SEASON

FRANKTOWN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, PRESENTED BY FIRST BANK, RETURNS FOR THE 2020 HOLIDAY SEASON

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Nov 18: Virtual

Nov 18: Virtual "Rock the Cradle" to Raise Funds for NICU, Pay Tribute to Healthcare Heroes

CARLY PEARCE, SHANE MCANALLY, AND JOSH OSBORNE HEADLINE VIRTUAL EVENT

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Health Disparities

New AMA Policy Recognizes Police Brutality as Product of Structural Racism

Physicians, residents and medical students at the American Medical Association's (AMA) Special Meeting of its House of Delegates (HOD) recognized the detrimental public health consequences of violent law enforcement interactions in adopted policy addressing the need for policing reform.

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New AMA policies recognize race as a social, not biological, construct

CHICAGO -- In support of efforts to confront our country's history of racism and injustice, the nation's leading physicians voted to adopt two new policies today recognizing race as a social construct -- rather than a biological construct -- at the American Medical Association's (AMA) Special Meeting of its House of Delegates (HOD).

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AMA Urges Multifaceted Approach to Address Social Determinants of Health

At the Special Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates, physicians adopted policies today to address social determinants of health as part of health insurance coverage.

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New AMA policy recognizes racism as a public health threat

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AMA report examines existing Latinx inequity driving disproportionate COVID-19 impact

Report investigates reasons behind inequities, finds impact of COVID-19 on Latinx community likely underestimated

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Profiles

Prescription for Success

Prescription for Success

Stringent opioid guidelines have created a need for proactive prescribing And improved understanding of regulations.

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Regulatory/Compliance

AMA Backs Policy Proposals to Cover More of the Uninsured

CHICAGO -- The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates adopted principles today supporting public policy approaches that have the potential to expand insurance coverage to millions of the uninsured, including those who have lost their coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19, Mobile Health & the Importance of Maintaining Legal Compliance in an Era of Explosive Growth

COVID-19, Mobile Health & the Importance of Maintaining Legal Compliance in an Era of Explosive Growth

Mobile health apps are projected to continue rapid growth. Given the variety within the space, it will be increasing important for developers to understand and comply with applicable laws.

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American Health Law Association

American Health Law Association

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Nashville Health Care Council, Nashville Capital Network Present Panel Discussion on the Post-Election Dynamics of Capital and Health Care Ventures

Last week, the Nashville Health Care Council and Nashville Capital Network hosted "The Post-Election Dynamics of Capital and Health Care Ventures," panel in which health care entrepreneurs, investors and advisors explored how the results of the 2020 election and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic could impact the landscape of health care capital and investments in the coming months.

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Grand Rounds

WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER NAMES HEALTHCARE VETERAN PHIL MAZZUCA AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER NAMES HEALTHCARE VETERAN PHIL MAZZUCA AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Kirkland's supports heart and brain health through American Heart Association's Life Is Why campaign

Shoppers can support the life-saving work of the American Heart Association both in stores and online this holiday season.

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Williamson Medical OB Celebrates its Newest Turkey

Williamson Medical OB Celebrates its Newest Turkey

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U.S. Urology Partners Announces Partnership with Associated Medical Professionals of New York

U.S. Urology Partners Announces Partnership with Associated Medical Professionals of New York

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COUNCIL CAPITAL CLOSES NEW OVERSUBSCRIBED FOURTH FUND AT $200 MILLION HARD CAP

Council Capital, a healthcare-focused private equity firm based in Nashville, announced today that it has closed its fourth fund, Council Capital IV (which includes Council Capital IV, L.P. and affiliated entities) at its hard cap of $200 million in third party capital commitments.

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Centerstone announces retirement of regional CEO Dr. Robert Vero

Centerstone announces retirement of regional CEO Dr. Robert Vero

Nashville, Tenn. -- Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health and addiction services, has announced that Dr. Robert "Bob" Vero, regional chief executive officer, will retire from his post effective May 2021.

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Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee Adds Two to Leadership Team

Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee Adds Two to Leadership Team

The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee has expanded its leadership team with the addition of Rebekah Graber, BSN, RN-BC as Clinical Director and Kelley Cartwright as Director of Operations. Graber and Cartwright will oversee the clinical and non-clinical operations, respectively.

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AMERICAN HEALTH PARTNERS HONORS ITS HEALTHCARE HEROES

Top Performers from Seven Divisions Gather Virtually for the Third Annual Star Awards Event

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Healthcare Management Partners Appoints Jessica Scouten as Managing Director to Head the Firm's Litigation Support and Investigations Practice

Scouten joins Healthcare Management Partners (HMP) from KraftCPAs and will lead the firm's national Litigation Support and Investigations Practice from HMP's Nashville headquarters

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Bank of America Gives Tennessee State University $1 Million for Jobs Initiative

$25 Million National Program Supports Programming, Re-skilling, and Upskilling for Students of Color; Includes Partnerships with Major Employers and The Aspen Institute

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PSYCH HUB LAUNCHES THREE PODCASTS: THE PSYCH HUB PODCAST: THE FUTURE OF MENTAL HEALTH, ASK THE EXPERT, AND ADDICTED TO SEX?

PSYCH HUB LAUNCHES THREE PODCASTS: THE PSYCH HUB PODCAST: THE FUTURE OF MENTAL HEALTH, ASK THE EXPERT, AND ADDICTED TO SEX?

Hosts include Marjorie Morrison, CEO, and Patrick J. Kennedy, former US Congressman

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Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter is proud to announce the addition of Kim Bartley, M.D. its Internal and Family Medicine Department.

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter is proud to announce the addition of Kim Bartley, M.D. its Internal and Family Medicine Department.

Kim Bartley, M.D., is a board-certified family medicine physician who is now practicing at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC). Dr. Bartley was born in a port city of Incheon, South Korea and later moved to Arkansas where she graduated high school, received her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Arkansas, and went on to complete her residency program at the AR Academy of Family Physicians.

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Ken Stewart
Ken Stewart

Making Your Holidays Less Lonely

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Tristar Ashland City Medical Center Receives National Recognition For Performance Leadership In Quality

Tristar Ashland City Medical Center Receives National Recognition For Performance Leadership In Quality

National Rural Health Day, TriStar Ashland City Medical Center announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in quality, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.

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Ascend Federal Credit Union Donates $10,000 to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Children's Initiative

LLS donation continues Ascend's commitment to advancing treatments and cures for blood cancer

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AccuReg Secures Debt Financing and Buys Out Minority Partner

Transaction adds capital to continue fueling significant growth

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AccuReg Acquires Digital Patient Engagement Technology Company

Acquisition Adds Zenig's Innovative Technology to AccuReg's Market-Leading Patient Access Solutions

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Caregivers By Wholecare And Lightway Home Health Care Combine To Accelerate Strategic Growth And Innovation

Caregivers By Wholecare And Lightway Home Health Care Combine To Accelerate Strategic Growth And Innovation

Caregivers by WholeCare and LightWay Home Health Care announced today the two companies have signed a management agreement to come together under the WholeCare brand.

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Pioneer in Video-assisted Surgery Presented with AMA Distinguished Service Award

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Healthcare Management Partners' Managing Director Don Bivacca Appointed to the Tennessee Council on Aging and Disability by Governor Lee and Named Sta

Healthcare Management Partners' Managing Director Don Bivacca Appointed to the Tennessee Council on Aging and Disability by Governor Lee and Named Sta

Healthcare Management Partners, LLC (HMP), a leading turnaround management and financial advisory firm for healthcare organizations, is pleased to share that Managing Director Don Bivacca has been appointed to the Board of the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD) by Governor Bill Lee and has been named Tennessee State President of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).

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