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Hot Topics in Healthcare Law

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

Beating the Odds

Vanderbilt Children's Hospital researchers play key role in groundbreaking study.

Clinical

  AMA Grants MycoDART CPT Code For Its Life-Saving Test

AMA Grants MycoDART CPT Code For Its Life-Saving Test

MycoDART, Inc., developer of proprietary DNA tests, announced its second patented assay has been granted a CPT code from the American Medical Association.

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Beating the Odds

Beating the Odds

Vanderbilt Children's Hospital researchers play key role in groundbreaking study.

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Vanderbilt Children's New Program Leaders, Rankings

Vanderbilt Children's New Program Leaders, Rankings

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has recently welcomed new leaders to oversee specialty programming and again been recognized nationally in multiple specialties.

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Insuring Kids

Insuring Kids

Local experts offer insight over ongoing coverage concerns for Tennessee children

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Services for Mom & Baby Expanding at TriStar Centennial

Services for Mom & Baby Expanding at TriStar Centennial

Innovative initiatives at TriStar Centennial designed to keep mom and baby safe, together.

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Another Option to Address Pediatric ADHD

Another Option to Address Pediatric ADHD

NeuroSigma recently received FDA clearance for the first device to treat pediatric ADHD, offering providers, patients and parents a new alternative to medication.

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Back to School Reminders for Patients & Providers

Back to School Reminders for Patients & Providers

Back-to-school season is here, and it's a great time to talk to patients and parents about starting off the year with healthy habits

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Bold Goals in Breast Cancer

Bold Goals in Breast Cancer

Susan G. Komen CEO Paula Schneider recently visited the Central Tennessee affiliate and sat down with Nashville Medical News to talk about bold goals in defeating breast cancer.

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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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VUMC Joins International Effort to Speed Vaccine Development

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has joined an international effort to streamline and accelerate development of vaccines and other treatments against a growing worldwide surge of deadly and debilitating viral infections.

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Business

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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Integrating AI in Healthcare

Integrating AI in Healthcare

Technology has advanced to a point where AI in healthcare is increasingly common. Now the challenge is utilizing data in a way that is not only predictive but also prescriptive to improve health and outcomes.

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AMA Advances New Principles to Put AI into Practice

AMA Advances New Principles to Put AI into Practice

AHIP isn't the only national organization focused on how AI might be effectively deployed to improve patient engagement, care and interaction with the broader healthcare system.

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State of Technology

State of Technology

Nashville HIT leaders address challenges, accomplishments of the region's thriving healthcare IT market.

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Navigating the Risks of New Healthcare Technologies

New technologies in healthcare hold great promise, but with that promise come risks that must be considered and addressed.

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Tech Talk

Tech Talk

Recent news of note in Middle Tennessee's health tech sector.

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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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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

Aug 22: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation To Host Second Annual Rhythm & Roses Event

Aug 22: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation To Host Second Annual Rhythm & Roses Event

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation celebrates annual Rhythm & Roses event with country artists, Nashville-based culinary works and cocktails

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Sept. 7: Ascension Saint Thomas To Host Free Healthcare Clinic In Downtown Nashville

Ascension Saint Thomas invites all Middle Tennesseans to our Nashville Medical Mission at Home on Saturday, September 7. Participants will receive free medical, dental, and vision care on a first-come, first-served basis from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Sept. 22: Fourth Annual ACHEMT Golf Outing

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Aug. 27-29: VA, DoD Host National Suicide Prevention Conference in Nashville

Aug. 27-29: VA, DoD Host National Suicide Prevention Conference in Nashville

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) will conduct their biennial suicide prevention conference on Aug. 27-29 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Sept. 26: Neighborhood Health Annual Breakfast

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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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