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The Faces of Opioid Addiction

The Department of Health is raising awareness and putting a face to the opioid crisis in Tennessee.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Innovation in care, technology means better outcomes for patients

Clinical

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Innovation in care, technology means better outcomes for patients

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The Faces of Opioid Addiction

The Faces of Opioid Addiction

The Department of Health is raising awareness and putting a face to the opioid crisis in Tennessee.

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Getting America Moving

Getting America Moving

Updated physical activity guidelines incorporate new scientific findings, a focus on prevention and more flexibility in how Americans get their move mojo back.

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TOA to Launch Sports Performance Center

TOA to Launch Sports Performance Center

TOA's new facility to offer healthcare, classes and training

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Leading with TENNACITY

Leading with TENNACITY

Local foundation helping trauma survivors take recovery to the next level.

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Saint Thomas, Kindred Get CON Nod

In late August, the Health Services and Development Agency of the State of Tennessee granted Certificate of Need approval for construction of the Saint Thomas Rehabilitation Hospital, a 40-bed freestanding inpatient rehab facility on the health system's midtown campus.

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Enablr: Connecting Therapists, Patients

Enablr: Connecting Therapists, Patients

A new scheduling platform to connect therapists and patients brings increased convenience and access

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Fighting Fire with Fire

Fighting Fire with Fire

Brentwood-based Corizon Health launched an opioid pilot in Philadelphia utilizing MAT. The success has the correctional healthcare provider looking to expand to other communities in need.

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Business

AMA Intensifies Campaign to End Burnout with Launch of Practice Transformation Initiative

AMA Intensifies Campaign to End Burnout with Launch of Practice Transformation Initiative

The American Medical Association (AMA) announced an escalation in its prominent efforts to fight the root causes of physician burnout and dissatisfaction with the launch of the Practice Transformation Initiative.

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Council Fellows: A Conversation with Hayley Hovious

Council Fellows: A Conversation with Hayley Hovious

Council Fellows is preparing to seat its eighth class of healthcare leaders ready to tackle some of the industry's most pressing issues. Applications are being accepted Sept. 9-Oct. 22 for the 2020 class.

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Answering the Call: Preparing Veterans as Civilian Healthcare Leaders

At a recent ACHEMT meeting, attendees learned more about how veterans' skill sets could be put to work in civilian healthcare leadership roles.

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MIPS: Past, Present & Future

MIPS: Past, Present & Future

During the August NMGMA meeting, SVMIC's Jackie Boswell provided updates on MIPS reporting for 2019.

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Tivity Health Conference Promotes Innovation in Healthy Aging

Tivity Health Conference Promotes Innovation in Healthy Aging

Tivity Health and other key stakeholders spent two days last month looking at barriers to healthy aging, including social isolation.

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Hot Topics in Healthcare Law

Hot Topics in Healthcare Law

Never a dull moment ... the highly regulated nature of the healthcare industry keeps America's health lawyers hopping.

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NMGMA: 10 Minute Takeaway

NMGMA: 10 Minute Takeaway

Upcoding, fair compensation, overprescribing, false claims, self-referral ... when the federal government asks questions, providers need to be ready with the answers.

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Legal Briefs

Legal Briefs

News of note from area health law firms.

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Rethinking the Healthcare Business Model to Stay Competitive

An ever-changing environment has health systems and physican practices rethinking their business model.

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Research

Low-level Alcohol Use Increases Miscarriage Risk

Women who consume alcohol during pregnancy -- even in small amounts -- have a 19% greater risk of miscarriage than women who don't use alcohol, according to a new study by Vanderbilt researchers.

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Profiles

Dr. Patrice Harris: First African  American Woman to Lead Nation's  Oldest Medical Organization

Dr. Patrice Harris: First African American Woman to Lead Nation's Oldest Medical Organization

When Patrice Harris, MD, MA, was growing up in rural West Virginia, she wanted to be a pediatrician.

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Grand Rounds

AFA Welcomes Nashville's FiftyForward as Newest Member Organization

Last month, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) welcomed FiftyForward in Nashville as its newest member organization.

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Sumner Regional Medical Center Begins 60th Anniversary Celebration

Sumner Regional Medical Center Begins 60th Anniversary Celebration

On December 1, 2019, Sumner Regional Medical Center will celebrate its 60th anniversary of serving Sumner County and surrounding communities.

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Researchers Explore Perceptions of Touch in People with Autism

Researchers Explore Perceptions of Touch in People with Autism

For many people, sensations such as a gentle caress or walking barefoot through the grass feel pleasant. For individuals with autism, the feeling of light pressure on the skin may be perceived as aversive or even cringe-worthy.

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HCA Healthcare's Campbell to Retire, Cohen to Assume Role

HCA Healthcare's Campbell to Retire, Cohen to Assume Role

HCA Healthcare recently announced Jeff Cohen will assume the role of senior vice president, Government Relations effective Oct.1. He will be replacing Vic Campbell, who will retire Feb. 29, 2020.

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Frist Launches Healthcare Podcast

Frist Launches Healthcare Podcast

Last month, transplant surgeon, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and healthcare entrepreneur Bill Frist, MD, launched the inaugural season of his new podcast: "A Second Opinion: Rethinking American Health with Senator Bill Frist, MD."

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TriStar Centennial Names Jackson CFO

TriStar Centennial Names Jackson CFO

Last month, TriStar Centennial Medical Center welcomed Tom Jackson as the hospital's new chief financial officer. With oversight of financial operations for the 741-bed hospital, Jackson comes to TriStar Centennial from HCA Healthcare's Parkridge Health System in Chattanooga where he served as market CFO for six years.

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American Health Partners Names Bradley COO

American Health Partners Names Bradley COO

American Health Partners, a Franklin-based company that operates seven divisions offering post-acute care services for seniors, has announced the promotion of Robin Bradley to the position of chief operating officer.

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Let's Give Them Something to Talk About!

Let's Give Them Something to Talk About!

Awards, Honors, Achievements

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Regulatory/Compliance

Alexander Visits Neighborhood Health at East Side in Nashville

Alexander Visits Neighborhood Health at East Side in Nashville

VIDEO of United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) visiting the Neighborhood Health at East Side health center in Nashville, where he learned more about what the center is doing to provide access to health care services in urban, underserved areas of Nashville.

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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander on legislation he introduced this week to lower the cost of health care

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander on legislation he introduced this week to lower the cost of health care

There's one question I hear almost every day from Tennesseans, and it is, "What are you doing to lower the cost I pay for health care?"

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Senate Health Committee Leaders Release Bipartisan Discussion Draft Legislation to Reduce Health Care Costs

Senate Health Committee Leaders Release Bipartisan Discussion Draft Legislation to Reduce Health Care Costs

The Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 aims to deliver better health care outcomes and better health care experiences at lower costs

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Events

Sept. 1-21: Mental Health America Joins Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation for Launch of Second Annual "21 Days to be Kind" Challenge

#BeKind21 Campaign Calls on Participants to Practice Acts of Kindness for 21 Days This September

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Sept. 22: Fourth Annual ACHEMT Golf Outing

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Sept. 26: Neighborhood Health Annual Breakfast

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Sept. 28: Adult Congenital Heart Association's Walk For 1 In 100 Comes To Nashville

ACHA will host walks in 14 communities to raise awareness and funding for the 1 in 100 people born with congenital heart defects

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Nashville Polycystic Kidney Disease Walk Saturday October 5th

Nashville Polycystic Kidney Disease Walk Saturday October 5th

Walk proceeds supports research for the PKD foundation.

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Oct. 2: Faith Family Medical Center 11th Annual Birthday Breakfast

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Oct. 1-31: All Nashville Taziki's Mediterranean Café Locations to Partner with Make-A-Wish During October

Oct. 1-31: All Nashville Taziki's Mediterranean Café Locations to Partner with Make-A-Wish During October

Customers have the opportunity to donate $1 to Make-A-Wish at checkout

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Oct 12: Hold On To Your Hats: Tea & Conversations Is Next Month

Oct 12: Hold On To Your Hats: Tea & Conversations Is Next Month

Tea and Conversations is an exciting and dynamic event that brings together women for an afternoon of inspiration, information, and empowerment in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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October 17-19, 2019 ACAM Annual Meeting

The American College for Advancement in Medicine and the American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry are holding their annual meeting in Nashville this fall. For information on programming or to register, go online to acam.org and click on Events under the Education tab.

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Oct 24: The American Journal of Managed Care® Announces the Institute for Value-Based Medicine® VB-Onc™ Meeting in Nashville

This meeting focuses on the future of oncology through value-based care

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Oct. 25: Erin Kinsey to Headline the 2019 Franklin Wine Festival

Franklin Wine Festival Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee

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Oct 27-30: Emergency Physicians to Convene in Denver for World's Largest Emergency Medicine Conference

Leaders in emergency medicine research, clinical practice, technology and more will convene in Denver for ACEP19, the largest gathering of its kind from October 27-30th at the Colorado Convention Center.

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