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SCALE 2019 Showcases Latest in Aesthetics Medicine

Now in its 14th year, the Music City SCALE Conference broke previous attendance records, with plans for additional growth in 2020.

Lease, Build, Buy, Sell: Finding the Best Fit for Each Medical Practice

When it comes to medical real estate, there is no one 'right' answer for every practice. Instead, experts say it's important to understand all the options before making a decision that impacts individual physicians, the pract...

Clinical

LipiFlow®: Advanced Procedure to Treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction & Chronic Dry Eye

LipiFlow®: Advanced Procedure to Treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction & Chronic Dry Eye

In-office procedure can promote eyelid health and provide relief from dry eye.

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SCALE 2019 Showcases Latest in Aesthetics Medicine

SCALE 2019 Showcases Latest in Aesthetics Medicine

Now in its 14th year, the Music City SCALE Conference broke previous attendance records, with plans for additional growth in 2020.

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Rethinking the Approach to Acne

Rethinking the Approach to Acne

New options and research have changed the traditional approach to treating acne.

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Vanquishing Varicose Veins

Vanquishing Varicose Veins

There are now a number of procedures to treat varicose veins that deliver improved appearance and decreased leg discomfort in the practice setting.

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AMA Opioid Task Force Recommendations Offer Roadmap to Policymakers on Ending Epidemic

The American Medical Association (AMA) Opioid Task Force released recommendations today calling on policymakers to eliminate barriers to treatment and to take additional steps to end the opioid epidemic.

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AMA Announces Awardees of $15 Million Initiative to Further Transform Physician Training

AMA Announces Awardees of $15 Million Initiative to Further Transform Physician Training

Eight innovation projects - including one by Vanderbilt University Medical School - led by organizations with oversight of graduate medical education have been awarded funding as part of AMA's new initiative aimed at reimagining residency training to preserve continuity in physician training, better prepare residents for practice, and ensure physician well-being.

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Profiles

Dr. Jerry Tannenbaum: Redefining, Redesigning Nephrology

Dr. Jerry Tannenbaum: Redefining, Redesigning Nephrology

Innovative building models and telemedicine mean better care for patients nationwide.

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Building Walls

Building Walls

Steve Ward & Associates prefab headwalls mean more savings, options for healthcare clients.

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Business

Alexander: Bipartisan Legislation Will Lower What Americans Pay Out of Their Own Pockets for Health Care

The Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 contains nearly three dozen proposals from at least 16 Republican, 14 Democrat senators

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If You Build It, They Will Come

Middle Tennessee's healthcare options continue to expand through new construction and facility renovations and additions.

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Lease, Build, Buy, Sell: Finding the Best Fit for Each Medical Practice

Lease, Build, Buy, Sell: Finding the Best Fit for Each Medical Practice

When it comes to medical real estate, there is no one 'right' answer for every practice. Instead, experts say it's important to understand all the options before making a decision that impacts individual physicians, the practice ... and ultimately, patients.

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Wayfinding in Healthcare

Wayfinding in Healthcare

With expansions, renovations and additions to healthcare facilities over time, the ability to easily navigate a campus is often lost along the way. Taking time to consider wayfinding can vastly improve the way patients, visitors and staff engage with the environment.

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Financing the Deal

Financing the Deal

Healthcare investment experts gathered for the Nashville Health Care Council's annual Financing the Deal panel focused on private equity trends and strategies.

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NMGMA: 10 Minute Takeaway

NMGMA: 10 Minute Takeaway

NMGMA's May meeting focused on "HR: The Human Element" and featured an expert panel discussing best practices and problem-solving for a range of employee issues.

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TMA Wraps Annual Meeting

TMA Wraps Annual Meeting

The Tennessee Medical Association recently wrapped its 184th annual meeting passing a number of policy updates and electing new leadership.

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Tax-Exempt Hospitals Provided $95 Billion In Total Benefits To Their Communities, Far Exceeding The Value Of Their Federal Tax Exemption: New Analysis

Total Community Benefits Were 13.7% of Total Hospital Expenses in 2016

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Cumberland Pharma Hosts NYSE in Nashville

Cumberland Pharma Hosts NYSE in Nashville

Last month, Cumberland Pharmaceuticals hosted "NYSE in Nashville," a luncheon for Nashville executives and leaders on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Women to Watch Class of 2019

Katina R. Beard, MSPH

Katina R. Beard, MSPH

Chief Executive Officer
Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center

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Velinda J. Block, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Velinda J. Block, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Division Chief Nurse Executive
HCA Healthcare TriStar Division

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DeAnn M. Bullock, MD, FAAEM

DeAnn M. Bullock, MD, FAAEM

Chief Medical Officer
Nashville General Hospital at Meharry
Emergency Department Medical Director
TeamHealth

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Chris Clarke, RN, BSN

Chris Clarke, RN, BSN

Senior Vice President Clinical & Professional Practices
Tennessee Center for Patient Safety
Tennessee Hospital Association

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Nicole Cottrill

Nicole Cottrill

Partner & Healthcare Lead
DVL Seigenthaler, A Finn Partners Company

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Lisa Davis, MAcc

Lisa Davis, MAcc

Chief Financial Officer
Ascension Saint Thomas

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Kristen F. Johns

Kristen F. Johns

Partner
Waller

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Rebecca M. Leslie, MBA

Rebecca M. Leslie, MBA

Chief Executive Officer
Nashville Academy of Medicine & Medical Foundation of Nashville

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Gina Bennett Pruitt, CPA, CISA, CRISC, CHFP, CCSFP, CHCO

Gina Bennett Pruitt, CPA, CISA, CRISC, CHFP, CCSFP, CHCO

Member-in-Charge, Risk Assurance & Advisory Services
KraftCPAs PLLC

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Jeanne M. Wallace, DVM, DACLAM

Jeanne M. Wallace, DVM, DACLAM

Attending Veterinarian and Vice President for Animal Care
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Grand Rounds

HCA Healthcare Launches SPOT Program to Detect Sepsis

Last month, Nashville-based HCA Healthcare announced it has developed an algorithm-driven, real-time system to more quickly identify patients with sepsis and help save lives.

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New Centerstone Roles for Shelton, Lockman

New Centerstone Roles for Shelton, Lockman

Behavioral health organization Centerstone recently announced Richard C. Shelton, MD, has been named the chief science officer for the organization and Jennifer Lockman, PhD, has been tapped to lead Centerstone's Research Institute as CEO.

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New Technology Helps Patients Requiring Frequent X-rays

New Technology Helps Patients Requiring Frequent X-rays

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has introduced a new X-ray imaging device at the pediatric orthopedic clinic to help patients like Chloie Jacobs, 9.

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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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Clover Health Opens New Local Office

Clover Health, which combines technology with its Medicare Advantage insurance programming to focus on health and preventive measures for covered lives, recently announced the opening of a new Nashville-area office and the intent to tap into the city's deep pool of healthcare talent. The new space at 725 Cool Springs Blvd. will house healthcare operations experts as the company realigns internal teams to launch the next phase of growth. Those interested in the new positions can learn more and apply through the Clover Careers page of the website (cloverhealth.com). Company officials said they expect Middle Tennessee to be the focal point for hiring in 2019.

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Edgeworth Joins HCA's TriStar Division as CAO South

Edgeworth Joins HCA's TriStar Division as CAO South

Mitch Edgeworth has been appointed chief administrative officer for HCA Healthcare TriStar Division's southern region.

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AdvancedHEALTH Welcomes Lawson

AdvancedHEALTH, Middle Tennessee's largest, independent, multi-specialty practice, recently announced the addition of Laura L. Lawson, MD, to its growing group of providers.

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May Joins Montecito

Billy May has joined Montecito Medical Real Estate, the nation's top privately held acquirer of medical office properties, as vice president of asset management.

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Regulatory/Compliance

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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Trump, Congress Look to End Surprise Medical Billings

On Thursday, May 9, President Donald Trump called for an end to 'surprise medical bills' that can cost consumers thousands ... or tens of thousands ... of dollars for out-of-network billing.

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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander on surprise medical billing

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander on surprise medical billing

Ending the practice of hospitals and providers sending surprise medical bills to patients is a perfect example of how Congress and President Trump can work together to reduce out of pocket health care costs for Americans.

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Events

June 29: Physicians' Education Resource® to Host ASCO Direct™ Highlights in Nashville

June 29: Physicians' Education Resource® to Host ASCO Direct™ Highlights in Nashville

The meeting will feature a rapid recap of the most important findings in clinical oncology

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Nashboro Village Family Dental to Host Free Dentistry Day Friday, June 28

Nashboro Village Family Dental to Host Free Dentistry Day Friday, June 28

Residents in the Nashville community and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to receive free dental services at Nashboro Village Family Dental on Friday, June 28.

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June 10: 3th Annual Golf Tournament, Tee Off for ALS in Nashville Will Raise Money To Fight ALS

On Monday, June 10th, The ALS Association Tennessee Chapter will hold the 13th Annual Tee Off for ALS golf tournament.

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