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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

Blackburn, McSally & Others Urge Improved Breast Cancer Screening for Servicewomen, Veterans

A bipartisan group of senators is urging the Pentagon to revamp breast cancer screening options for beneficiaries.

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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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Business

AMA Applauds Relief from Documentation Burden in New Medicare Rule

Many physicians will have reduced documentation beginning in 2021

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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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Research

Adverse Reactions Increase in Children with Use of Common Reflux Aids: Study

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) -- such as Prilosec, Protonix and Nexium, have long been one of the most prescribed medications in the country to aid in the reduction of stomach acid.

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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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Regulatory/Compliance

Alexander: Senate Health Committee Approves Eight Bipartisan Public Health Bills

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

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TMA Issues Statement on Medicaid Block Grant Proposal

TMA Issues Statement on Medicaid Block Grant Proposal

The largest professional organization for doctors in Tennessee has submitted its public comments regarding the proposal to convert federal funding for TennCare to a block grant.

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Gauging Reactions

Gauging Reactions

Pros and cons to Gov. Lee's block grant proposal expressed by Tennessee's healthcare leaders.

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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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Grand Rounds

Webb Appointed TDH Deputy Commissioner for Operations

Webb Appointed TDH Deputy Commissioner for Operations

Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP has appointed John Webb as deputy commissioner for operations.

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Center for Medical Interoperability Launches Industry-Wide Verification Program

Last month, the Center for Medical Interoperability announced the launch of C4MI Verified™ - a testing program to accelerate the availability of connected technology solutions in the healthcare industry.

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Crushing the Crisis

Crushing the Crisis

On Saturday, Sept. 7, TriStar Health joined more than 65 HCA Healthcare hospitals and local law enforcement agencies across the country to provide an opportunity for community members to properly dispose of unused opioid medications anonymously, with no questions asked.

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American Health Partners Adds Two

American Health Partners Adds Two

Franklin-based American Health Partners has recently announced two new senior staff members to the team.

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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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Wishes Granted

Wishes Granted

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. recently announced FDA Orphan Drug Grant funding for a new Phase II clinical program.

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Fourroux Prosthetics Opens in Nashville

Fourroux Prosthetics Opens in Nashville

Founded more than 50 years ago in Huntsville, Ala., Fourroux Prosthetics recently opened their newest full-service patient care facility in La Vergne to provide prosthetic services to amputees in Nashville and surrounding communities.

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Business Briefs

Franklin-based , an integrated research and technology services platform company, announced its 10th "Center of Research Excellence" last month.

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Events

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

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November 18-19: The Pediatric Readiness '19: Prepare Yourself Before They Arrive

November 18-19: The Pediatric Readiness '19: Prepare Yourself Before They Arrive

The conference is hosted by Dell Children's Medical Center | Ascension and the Center for Emergency Medical Education and will take place Austin, Texas, November 18-19

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Dec. 2: Christmas Wreath Decorating Event Planned to Raise Funds for the Children's Organ Transplant Association

Dec. 2: Christmas Wreath Decorating Event Planned to Raise Funds for the Children's Organ Transplant Association

A charity "Christmas Wreath Decorating" event is being held on December 2, 2019 to benefit the Children's Organ Transplant Association in honor of Heidi Dolan, who needs a life-saving lung transplant due to cystic fibrosis.

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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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