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Leadership Health Care Expands Programming to Boston

LHC took a slight detour from their annual D.C. Delegation and headed to Boston instead to study a healthcare ecosystem that differs from Nashville's own.

Governor Rolls Out TennCare Modified Block Grant Proposal

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee looks to do something no state has done before in crafting a modified block grant to give the state more flexibility, share of savings in managing Medicaid.

Clinical

The Challenges of Identifying, Treating Behavioral Health Issues in the Geriatric Popu-lation

The Challenges of Identifying, Treating Behavioral Health Issues in the Geriatric Popu-lation

Comorbid conditions, often including some form of dementia, increases the challenge of pinpointing and treating behavioral health and substance abuse issues in older populations.

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Senior Living Solutions Evolve to Meet Resident Needs

Senior Living Solutions Evolve to Meet Resident Needs

As residents' needs and acuity levels have risen, senior living solutions have had to evolve to meet new health and wellness challenges.

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COA of Middle Tennessee Releases Eldercare Report

COA of Middle Tennessee Releases Eldercare Report

Caring for an elderly relative while working takes a toll on both employees and employers. COA is working to improve community supports.

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Tivity Health Conference Part Two: The Call for Connection

Tivity Health Conference Part Two: The Call for Connection

Tivity Health and other key stakeholders spent two days in August looking at barriers to healthy aging, including social isolation, & possible solutions.

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Moving the Science Forward

Moving the Science Forward

Founded by nurses for nurses, IACRN supports clinical research nurses in their efforts to advocate for clinical trial participants and move medical science forward.

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Trifocal Cataract Replacement Lens Makes U.S. Debut

Trifocal Cataract Replacement Lens Makes U.S. Debut

Nashville ophthalmologist Dr. Jeffrey Horn part of clinical team that led to FDA approval of first lens that corrects for near, intermediate and distance vision.

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Metastatic Breast Cancer Action Day In Tennessee Is October 13

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Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Innovation in care, technology means better outcomes for patients

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Business

Leadership Health Care Expands Programming to Boston

Leadership Health Care Expands Programming to Boston

LHC took a slight detour from their annual D.C. Delegation and headed to Boston instead to study a healthcare ecosystem that differs from Nashville's own.

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Minimizing Risk

Minimizing Risk

SVMIC recently debuted RiskView, a 3D immersive virtual reality tour of a traditional practice, to help practice managers and providers keep compliant and mitigate risk.

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Urgent Care Association Publishes Official Position Statement Regarding Payer Reimbursement

Urgent care centers play an essential role in the delivery of non-emergent, primary care services and deserve fair reimbursement for the service and access provided

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AHIP Statement on New OIG Report that Found Rebates Slowed Part D Drug Spending

Matt Eyles, president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) released the following statement on a new report from the Office of Inspector General for the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-OIG).

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Competition in Commercial Health Insurance Decreases Since 2014

AMA study finds limited options as more health insurance markets are highly concentrated

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AMA Intensifies Campaign to End Burnout with Launch of Practice Transformation Initiative

AMA Intensifies Campaign to End Burnout with Launch of Practice Transformation Initiative

The American Medical Association (AMA) announced an escalation in its prominent efforts to fight the root causes of physician burnout and dissatisfaction with the launch of the .

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Council Fellows: A Conversation with Hayley Hovious

Council Fellows: A Conversation with Hayley Hovious

Council Fellows is preparing to seat its eighth class of healthcare leaders ready to tackle some of the industry's most pressing issues. Applications are being accepted Sept. 9-Oct. 22 for the 2020 class.

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Answering the Call: Preparing Veterans as Civilian Healthcare Leaders

At a recent ACHEMT meeting, attendees learned more about how veterans' skill sets could be put to work in civilian healthcare leadership roles.

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MIPS: Past, Present & Future

MIPS: Past, Present & Future

During the August NMGMA meeting, SVMIC's Jackie Boswell provided updates on MIPS reporting for 2019.

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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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Profiles

More than Just a Number

More than Just a Number

VUMC's Harvey Murff, MD, stays busy training providers, dispelling myths about geriatric care.

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Improving Senior Care across the Continuum

Improving Senior Care across the Continuum

naviHealth ensuring better outcomes for better quality of life.

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CEO Insights: Amedisys

CEO Insights: Amedisys

The demographics are undeniable - America is aging tremendously, with the fastest-growing group being ages 75 and up. Enter Amedisys with its business model of home health, hospice and personal care services to help seniors age in place .

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Grand Rounds

In late August, the Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) announced Wendy Long, MD, MPH, has been selected as the association's next president and CEO and will succeed long-time leader Craig Becker, who is retiring after 26 years of service. Long, who will step into her new role in mid-October, was selected after a seven-month national search.

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Harrison Named Lead of First Tennessee Medical Private Banking in Nashville

Harrison Named Lead of First Tennessee Medical Private Banking in Nashville

First Tennessee Bank recently announced the promotion of Matthew Harrison to senior vice president, team lead, private client relationship manager for the company's Medical Private Banking office in Nashville.

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Lamastus Named CFO of TriStar Horizon

Lamastus Named CFO of TriStar Horizon

Last month, TriStar Horizon Medical Center announced the promotion of Marti Lamastus as the new chief financial officer for the 157-bed hospital.

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Groundbreaking News

Groundbreaking News

Nashville's building boom isn't limited to downtown as new healthcare facilities are in the works to help meet the needs of a growing suburban population.

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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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Ely Named AOA President-Elect

Ely Named AOA President-Elect

Clarksville physician Thomas Ely, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP, has been named president-elect of the American Osteopathic Association. He will lead the national organization as 2020-21 president.

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Alive Appoints Goessele as President & CEO

Alive Appoints Goessele as President & CEO

Alive, one of the oldest hospices in the nation and the only nonprofit provider of hospice care and end-of-life services in Middle Tennessee, announced the appointment of Kimberly Goessele as president and chief executive officer effective September 23.

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Wishes Granted

Wishes Granted

Saint Thomas Medical Partners (STMP) has received a $69,972 grant from Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee.

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Regulatory/Compliance

Tennessee Celebrates Child Health Month

Governor Bill Lee has proclaimed October 2019 Child Health Month in Tennessee.

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Governor Rolls Out TennCare Modified Block Grant Proposal

Governor Rolls Out TennCare Modified Block Grant Proposal

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee looks to do something no state has done before in crafting a modified block grant to give the state more flexibility, share of savings in managing Medicaid.

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Final Rule Updates CMS PACE Program

Final Rule Updates CMS PACE Program

CMS recently updated regulations for Programs for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) to strengthen protections for participants and allow more operational flexibility for providers.

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Events

Dec. 6: TEDxNASHVILLEWOMEN

Dec. 6: TEDxNASHVILLEWOMEN

is back for our second year and this is your opportunity to hear IDEAS WORTH SPREADING up close and personal before the over 21+ million TED fans worldwide will get the chance to see them on our prestigious .

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Oct. 1-31: All Nashville Taziki's Mediterranean Café Locations to Partner with Make-A-Wish During October

Oct. 1-31: All Nashville Taziki's Mediterranean Café Locations to Partner with Make-A-Wish During October

Customers have the opportunity to donate $1 to Make-A-Wish at checkout

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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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Oct 24: The American Journal of Managed Care® Announces the Institute for Value-Based Medicine® VB-Onc™ Meeting in Nashville

This meeting focuses on the future of oncology through value-based care

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Oct. 25: Erin Kinsey to Headline the 2019 Franklin Wine Festival

Franklin Wine Festival Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee

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Oct 27-30: Emergency Physicians to Convene in Denver for World's Largest Emergency Medicine Conference

Leaders in emergency medicine research, clinical practice, technology and more will convene in Denver for , the largest gathering of its kind from October 27-30th at the Colorado Convention Center.

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Nov. 16: Power of Prevention: Diabetes Awareness Health Expo

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