State Doctors Debate Healthcare Policies at TMA Annual Meeting

May 26, 2022 at 03:57 pm by Staff

Tennessee’s Top Advocacy Organization Announces 2022-2023 Officers NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Medical Association assembled nearly 130 of its physician m.... Read More

Physician Compensation on the Rise as Data Reports Pre-Pandemic Levels of Stability  

May 25, 2022 at 07:40 pm by Staff

  MGMA's 33rd annual DataDive Provider Compensation reveals greater productivity after challenging few years Following the financial impacts that the COVID-19.... Read More

Xtend Healthcare achieves HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification to further Mitigate Risk in third-party Privacy, Security, and Compliance

May 25, 2022 at 07:29 pm by Staff

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. -- Xtend Healthcare, a leading healthcare revenue cycle management company, today announced that, Prism, its proprietary suite of applications and i.... Read More

AMA Says Health Insurance Industry Continues to Falter on Prior Authorization Reform

May 24, 2022 at 09:18 am by Staff

  Survey shows reform goals are unfulfilled after nearly four years despite heavy toll on patients CHICAGO - Despite mounting evidence that insurer-imposed authorizatio.... Read More

AMA Announces CPT Update for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

May 23, 2022 at 08:19 pm by Staff

Provisional codes assigned to Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for young childrenThe American Medical Association (AMA) has announced an editorial update to Current Procedural Te.... Read More

Ascension Saint Thomas River Park Granted Approval to Open Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

May 23, 2022 at 02:09 pm by Staff

  The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (HSDA) granted Ascension Saint Thomas River Park approval of its Certificate of Need (CON) application to open a C.... Read More

Tennessee Medical Association Installs 168th President; Dr. Edward Capparelli of Jacksboro Outlines Agenda

May 24, 2022 at 11:34 am by Staff

Dr. Edward Capparelli, a family physician from Jacksboro, Tennessee, has been formally installed as the 168th president of the Tennessee Medical Association, the sta.... Read More

Malin Recognized for Pioneering Data Privacy Research

May 23, 2022 at 10:17 pm by Staff

by Paul Govern Bradley Malin, PhD, Accenture  Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics and Computer Science at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has receiv.... Read More

Vanderbilt Diabetes Day Celebrates Investigational Achievements, Looks Toward Future

May 23, 2022 at 09:55 pm by Staff

  by Jill Clendening Vanderbilt Diabetes Day, an annual event that showcases the work of outstanding scientists and researchers in the fields of diabetes, obesity and m.... Read More

Jahangir Named a Vice President for Business Development

May 20, 2022 at 04:36 pm by Staff

Alex Jahangir, MD, MMHC, professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Medicine and executive medical director of the Trauma Patient Care Center, has been named a Vice President for Bu.... Read More

Misconceptions About Hospice Care: It’s About Quality of Life, Not Imminent Death

May 25, 2022 at 09:09 pm by Staff

Between 1.3 million and 1.7 million patients in the U.S. were cared for annually through hospice services from 2009-2020. But many people continue to have mispe.... Read More

‘Almost Like Malpractice’: To Shed Bias, Doctors Get Schooled to Look Beyond Obesity

May 24, 2022 at 11:23 am by Staff

By Lauren Sausser, Kaiser Health News When Melissa Boughton complained to her OB-GYN about dull pelvic pain, the doctor responded by asking about her diet and exercise h.... Read More

FDA Approves First Treatment for Eosinophilic Esophagitis

May 23, 2022 at 09:21 pm by Staff

  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Dupixent (dupilumab) to treat eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) in adults and pediatric patients 12 years and old.... Read More


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