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Infant Mortality
Rate Lowest
Ever in 2017

Final Rule

Evaluating and
the E/M Codes
for 2019
and Beyond


Meet November's
Physician Giving Back
Jefferson Underwood III, M.D.


Protecting One of Your
Most Valuable Assets –
Your Employees


REPORT: Nearly Half
of Resident Physicians
Report Burnout


Three Simple Steps for Increasing Medicine’s Influence

From the outside looking in, the political process likely seems as inviting as a shark tank, as navigable as a corn maze, as predictable as the Kentucky Derby. Intimidating, confusing and frustrating are often used by citizens to describe advocacy-related interactions with government and frankly, this isn’t surprising given most citizens’ level of understanding of the […]

Alabama’s Infant Mortality Rate Lowest Ever in 2017

The Alabama Department of Public Health announced the infant mortality rate of 7.4 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2017 is the lowest in Alabama history and is an improvement over the 2016 rate of 9.1. A total of 435 infants born in Alabama died before reaching 1 year of age in 2017; 537 infants […]

Evaluating and Managing the E/M Codes for 2019 and Beyond

Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a series of articles about notable changes in the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule. In the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (“PFS”) Proposed Rule, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) proposed some major changes to the PFS, including changes to the way Evaluation and Management […]

Midwife Board Votes to Accept Recommended Changes to Rule

Last Friday, the Alabama State Board of Midwifery voted to accept recommended changes from a legislative oversight committee to its proposed regulation to, among other things, set the scope of practice for non-nurse midwives. By accepting the changes, the newly-formed Midwife Board will begin to license non-nurse midwives. Had the Midwife Board turned down the […]

National Rural Health Day is Nov. 15!

National Rural Health Day is an annual observance that emphasizes the importance of rural America and promotes the need for accessible, high-quality health care. National Rural Health Day falls on the third Thursday in November each year and recognizes the efforts of those serving the health needs of over 60 million people across the nation. […]

Call It Quits Nov. 15! Join the Great American Smokeout!

Smokers who want to quit tobacco can use their fingers to dial for free help instead of lighting up a cigarette. On Thursday, Nov. 15, the Great American Smokeout challenges smokers and vapers to take the first step by quitting for the day or making a plan to quit for good. Callers in Alabama can […]