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WIC Income
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Are Your Patients Eligible?

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What’s at Stake
for Medical Professionals
in “Pill Mill” Investigations

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MOC UPDATE:
Working to Solve
Problems with Certifications

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U.S. House Passes
SUPPORT for
Patients and Communities Act

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You Lock Your Doors
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Stephen Russell, M.D.

You Lock Your Doors at Night, but Do You Lock Your Internet?

Learn to digitally protect your office with a complimentary Risk Review *There is no obligation to purchase our services; only an obligation to take the assessment and document your office’s key vulnerabilities. Health Care Sector Leads in Cost for Data Breaches For the eighth year straight, health care organizations had the highest breach-related costs of any […]

U.S. House Passes SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act

In a 396-14 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, or H.R. 6 —bipartisan opioid legislation that aims to curb drug abuse. Sponsored by Greg Walden, R-Oregon, the package of legislation contains more than 50 individually approved bills to […]

WIC Income Guidelines Increase. Are Your Patients Eligible?

Alabama families may qualify for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as WIC. If you are a woman who is pregnant, who had a baby within the past six months, who is breastfeeding, or who is the parent or guardian of a child up to age 5, you are […]

What’s at Stake for Medical Professionals in “Pill Mill” Investigations

In an earlier article, I detailed how the DOJ has focused its attention on the aggressive investigation and prosecution of “pill mill” cases.  In this article, I discuss the consequences physicians and other medical professionals potentially face as a result of a “pill mill” investigation. CRIMINAL PROSECUTION A litany of criminal charges can be heaped […]

CMS Publishes 2019 Physician Fee Schedule

CMS has published the proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule for 2019, which includes provisions for the Quality Payment Program for 2019 as well as the physician fee schedule. Medical Association staff is reviewing the proposed rule and would appreciate any comments you might have concerning its contents. This is a brief summary of the key […]

Association Building Task Force to Address Health Care Manpower Shortage

In response to a resolution passed by the House of Delegates during the 2018 Annual Meeting in Montgomery in April, the Board of Censors is working to build a task force to develop and restore adequate health care manpower in all geographic areas in order to provide quality local health care for all Alabama citizens. The […]