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THA, TMA, TNA Outline Legislative Priorities

With the Tennessee General Assembly back in full swing, the state's major healthcare associations outline 2020 priorities.

Cardiac Innovation in Nashville

From transplants to trials, Nashville hospitals are leading the way in cardiac care.

Clinical

Study Finds Certain Genetic Test Not Useful in Predicting Heart Disease Risk

A Polygenic Risk Score -- a genetic assessment that doctors have hoped could predict coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients -- has been found not to be a useful predictive biomarker for disease risk, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Cardiac Innovation in Nashville

Cardiac Innovation in Nashville

From transplants to trials, Nashville hospitals are leading the way in cardiac care.

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Reeves/Smith Bill to Prevent Next Generation of Nicotine Addiction Garners Broad Industry Support

Reeves/Smith Bill to Prevent Next Generation of Nicotine Addiction Garners Broad Industry Support

In late January, a group of more than 25 organizations from across Tennessee announced their support for legislation that seeks to prevent the next generation of nicotine addicts in the state.

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Heart Monitor

Heart Monitor

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Ifetroban for Treating DMD-Associated Cardiomyopathy

Ifetroban for Treating DMD-Associated Cardiomyopathy

Following successful preclinical trials and FDA funding, Cumberland Pharmaceuticals is preparing to launch a new Phase II trial of ifetroban to treat cardiomyopathy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy patients.

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Endocrine Society Celebrates Progress from Bench to Bedside

Endocrine Society Celebrates Progress from Bench to Bedside

Endocrine Society Chief Professional & Clinical Affairs Officer Robert Lash, MD, discusses the field, annual meeting, road shows and more.

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Bringing Eye Health into Focus in 2020

Bringing Eye Health into Focus in 2020

A recent survey reveals most Americans have key gaps in knowledge of eye health.

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Tennessee Sees Fewer Infant Deaths In 2018

Infant Mortality Data Dashboard Now Available

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Business

A Modern Love Story: Where Technology, Healthcare & Construction Go Hand-in-Hand

A Modern Love Story: Where Technology, Healthcare & Construction Go Hand-in-Hand

Technology has changed every aspect of our lives. In fact, I had a healthy laugh a few weeks ago when I showed my children an old rotary phone and, get this, they did not know what it was.

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NMGMA: 10 Minute Takeaway

NMGMA: 10 Minute Takeaway

During the January NMGMA meeting, representatives from Fox Fuel and Lovell Communications shared insights on effective communications.

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AMA Issues Checklist for the Transition to E/M Office Visit Changes

The American Medical Association (AMA) is helping physician practices integrate fundamental changes to the coding and documentation of evaluation and management (E/M) office visit services that account for nearly $23 billion in Medicare spending.

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AHA's Maryjane Wurth To Retire In 2020; Michelle Hood To Join The Association

Maryjane Wurth, the American Hospital Association's (AHA) executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO), will retire next year after a long and distinguished career in the hospital association field.

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The Oncology Care Model Value Proposition

The Oncology Care Model Value Proposition

The American Journal of Managed Care® hosts meetings across the country to help oncology practices understand and navigate the value-based care landscape at the intersection of quality and efficiency.

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Focus on Four Key Tax Issues

Focus on Four Key Tax Issues

Now in the second year after the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 passed, there are a number of considerations healthcare businesses should keep on their radar as they prepare to file.

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Money Management: Smart Strategies at Every Stage

Money Management: Smart Strategies at Every Stage

Different stages of life come with different financial necessities from paying off loans to buying a home to preparing for retirement. First Horizon's Matthew Harrison shares smart strategies for every stage.

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The Times They are A' Changing

The Times They are A' Changing

On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule for the physician fee schedule (PFS) that includes provisions to update payment policies, rates, and quality provisions beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2020.

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Healthcare Trends: Compensation Continues to Rise

Healthcare Trends: Compensation Continues to Rise

An aging population, sicker patients, move to new models of care, need for new technologies to increase efficiency and a shortage of skilled staff have helped drive provider and executive salaries up over the last few years.

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Research

Tennessee Infants Exposed to Hep C at Birth Often Not Tested for Virus

Tennessee Infants Exposed to Hep C at Birth Often Not Tested for Virus

Most Tennessee infants exposed to hepatitis C at birth are not later tested to see if they acquired the virus, according to a study by researchers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy.

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Profiles

Physician Spotlight: A Heart for Healing

Physician Spotlight: A Heart for Healing

TriStar Summit cardiologist Kristen Kerr is passionate about education, improving outcomes in women's heart health.

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Physician Spotlight: Leading with Compassion

Physician Spotlight: Leading with Compassion

Hospice care is so much more than simply pain management. Compassus CMO Dr. Kurt Merkelz focuses on helping patients live fully until the end.

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Making the Grade with Embold Health

Making the Grade with Embold Health

Embold Health shines a light on top-performing physicians, saving employers time and money and linking individuals to quality care.

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Regulatory/Compliance

THA, TMA, TNA Outline Legislative Priorities

THA, TMA, TNA Outline Legislative Priorities

With the Tennessee General Assembly back in full swing, the state's major healthcare associations outline 2020 priorities.

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Legislation Filed To Ensure Tennessee Patients Faster Access To Effective Medicine

Bill's goal is to remove barriers in the step therapy process for patients and providers

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AMA Applauds Relief from Documentation Burden in New Medicare Rule

Many physicians will have reduced documentation beginning in 2021

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Alexander: Senate Health Committee Approves Eight Bipartisan Public Health Bills

Includes proposals from 24 different senators, 11 Republicans, 13 Democrats

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Grand Rounds

Feb. 29: National Organization Brings Complimentary Laundry Services Back to Nashville

Feb. 29: National Organization Brings Complimentary Laundry Services Back to Nashville

Current Initiatives (Current), is providing complimentary laundry services to lower-income residents at a local Nashville laundromat this weekend.

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TriStar Southern Hills Names Reed CNO

TriStar Southern Hills Names Reed CNO

TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center has appointed Laura Reed, MSN, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC, as its chief nursing officer. Reed brings more than 28 years of nursing experience within HCA to her new role.

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Nalley Named Member at KraftCPAs

Nalley Named Member at KraftCPAs

Scott Nalley, CPA, CISA, CIA, CCSFP, has been named the newest member of KraftCPAs. Nalley is in the Risk Assurance & Advisory Services Practice where his primary focus includes internal audit and internal control consulting projects.

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Ruby, Playle Join Waller

Ruby, Playle Join Waller

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP recently announced Abbey Mansfield Ruby has joined the firm's Nashville office.

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Greene Named CEO of TriStar Skyline

Greene Named CEO of TriStar Skyline

Dustin Greene, FACHE, has been appointed CEO of TriStar Skyline Medical Center effective Feb. 1 where he will be responsible for operations of the 278-bed hospital, as well as the 121-bed behavioral health hospital TriStar Skyline Madison and related care areas serving communities in and around Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.

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Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cuttings

Middle Tennessee has welcomed several new facilities and colleagues to the area in recent weeks.

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Roberts Announces Departure from TennCare

Roberts Announces Departure from TennCare

Last month, Tennessee's Division of TennCare director Gabe Roberts announced he is leaving Tennessee state government to return to the private sector. His anticipated last day will be Monday, March 2, 2020. At press time, Governor Bill Lee had not yet named a successor to the position.

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Permobil Taps Witkowski to Lead Business in the Americas

Permobil Taps Witkowski to Lead Business in the Americas

At the end of last year, Swedish-based Permobil announced Charles 'Chuck' Witkowski, II as executive vice president for the Americas. A leading producer of motorized wheelchairs and mobility solutions with a factory in Lebanon, Permobil selected Nashville-based Witkowski to advance its mission of moving people forward, literally and figuratively.

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Events

Meharry Medical College to Provide Free Dental Care to Hundreds at Oral Health Day on Saturday, February 29

Meharry Medical College to Provide Free Dental Care to Hundreds at Oral Health Day on Saturday, February 29

Meharry, in collaboration with Remote Area Medical, will provide free cleanings, fillings, extractions and dental x-rays to improve oral health across Middle Tennessee

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March 5: Local Author Empowers Readers to Write Their Own Story to the Very End in Informative New Guidebook

Franklin author and personal conflict mediator Kimberly Best, RN, MA, who recently published her book, "How to Live Forever: A Guide to Writing the Final Chapter of Your Life Story," will be having a book event hosted by Ask and Wonder at The Well in Brentwood on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m.

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Mark Your Calendar: AACR Annual Meeting 2020 in San Diego, April 24-29

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will host its 111th Annual Meeting, April 24-29, 2020, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

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