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Corker: PEPFAR Reauthorization Bill Passes Committee, Extends Successful U.S. Program to Combat HIV/AIDS

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised committee passage of legislation he authored with U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) to extend the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for another five years.

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HHS Secretary Addresses Nashville Health Care Council Audience
HHS Secretary Addresses Nashville Health Care Council Audience

On Thursday, Sept. 27, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II flew to Nashville to share thoughts and updates on healthcare coverage in America during a Nashville Health Care Council Event held at Lipscomb University.

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AMA Statement on Proposed Policy Linking Safety Net Benefits and Immigration Status

Statement attributable to: Barbara L. McAneny, M.D., President, American Medical Association

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AMA Opposes Administration Proposed Rule on Title X Family Planning Program
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The Opioid Crisis - Where Do We Go From Here?
The Opioid Crisis - Where Do We Go From Here?

As discussed in last month's edition of the Nashville Medical News, the Tennessee General Assembly recently approved a significant portion of Governor Bill Haslam's "TN Together" plan to combat the opioid crisis in Tennessee.

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Video: Alexander on Trump Administration Association Health Plan Rule
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AMA Salutes Congress for Passing VA Health Care Bill

Statement from AMA President David O. Barbe, MD

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ACEP Board To Consider Further Legal Recourse During May Meeting

The federal government last week published a notice of clarification in response to a court order requiring it to adequately address comments and proposals made by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and other organizations regarding the Greatest of Three Rule.

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CMS issues final 2019 Payment Notice Rule to increase access to affordable health plans for Americans suffering from high Obamacare premiums

Final rule will improve program integrity, increase state flexibility, and reduce regulatory burdens

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Blackburn Introduces Bipartisan Addiction & Recovery Act
Blackburn Introduces Bipartisan Addiction & Recovery Act

Blackburn Introduces Bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act 2.0 to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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Senator Alexander Pushes for Better Data and Transparency of the Federal 340B Drug Pricing Program
Senator Alexander Pushes for Better Data and Transparency of the Federal 340B Drug Pricing Program

Today, United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) - chairman of the Senate's health committee - pushed for better data and transparency of the federal 340B Drug Pricing Program to ensure it's fulfilling its purpose to help hospitals care for low-income patients.

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Primary Care Transformation a Priority for TennCare
Primary Care Transformation a Priority for TennCare

Primary care gets a shot in the arm from state officials.

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It's a Wrap
It's a Wrap

Baker Donelson healthcare attorney Michaela Poizner, who recently returned from the LHC Delegation to D.C., shares insights on issues of interest during the 2018 event.

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Trump Administration Announces MyHealthEData Initiative to Put Patients at the Center of the US Healthcare System

CMS launches "Blue Button 2.0" tool, calls on all health insurers to make data available to patients

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Assessing and Addressing Detriments to Health in Nashville
Assessing and Addressing Detriments to Health in Nashville

From safer sidewalks to anti-smoking campaigns, Nashville is finding innovative ways to address social detriments in Middle Tennessee.

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DOJ Formalizes New Approach to Frivolous Qui Tam Actions
DOJ Formalizes New Approach to Frivolous Qui Tam Actions

After signaling a possible move toward dismissing more qui tam cases deemed to be meritless, the Department of Justice formalizes their new approach.

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Leadership Health Care Travels to D.C. for Annual Delegation
Leadership Health Care Travels to D.C. for Annual Delegation

On March 11, Leadership Health Care embarks on the organization's annual delegation to D.C. where up-and-coming area healthcare leaders meet with policymakers and thought leaders in the nation's capital.

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March 6: Doctor's Day on the Hill

On March 6, members of the Tennessee Medical Association spent time with members of the Tennessee General Assembly to discuss key legislative topics impacting physicians and the healthcare community. TMA's Day on the Hill gives physicians a chance to share their expertise with lawmakers who make important public policy decisions affecting the delivery of healthcare in Tennessee.

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Bipartisan Group of Senate Health Committee Members Introduce Bill to Spur Development of New Non-Addictive Painkiller
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Healthcare Collaboration

Key healthcare associations and payer organizations look to simplify the pre-authorization process with a recently released consensus statement outlining key areas for improvement.

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2018 Legislative Session Brings Opportunities, Challenges for Hospitals
2018 Legislative Session Brings Opportunities, Challenges for Hospitals

A busy legislative session is in store for the Tennessee Hospital Association as the organization works to ensure the delivery of high quality care to patients and the communities served across the state.

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DOJ Signals New Approach to Frivolous Qui Tam Actions
DOJ Signals New Approach to Frivolous Qui Tam Actions

The Department of Justice recently signaled a possible move toward dismissing more qui tam cases deemed to be meritless.

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Doctors Aim for Another Big Year on Capitol Hill
Doctors Aim for Another Big Year on Capitol Hill

With the 2018 legislative session in full swing, TMA is ready to advocate on behalf of its more than 9,000 physician members.

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New Suicide Reconsideration Law Addresses Opioid Crisis
New Suicide Reconsideration Law Addresses Opioid Crisis

The opioid abuse epidemic in Tennessee is tragically leaving Tennessee medical examiners with a tough call in determining manner of death.

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CMS proposes policies to lower the cost of prescription drugs and combat the opioid crisis

The proposed rule eliminates administrative hurdles to providing more affordable prescription drugs and will allow Medicare to combat opioid overprescribing and abuse.

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