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


Protecting One of Your
Most Valuable Assets –
Your Employees


CMS Releases
Physician Payment


REPORT: Nearly Half
of Resident Physicians
Report Burnout


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 […]

Nearly All ALAPAC-Supported Candidates Won Their Elections

Tuesday’s election nationally saw the U.S. House flip from Republican to Democrat-controlled, but U.S. Senate Republicans actually increased their majority. In Alabama, Republicans remain in control of both house of the legislature and all statewide elected offices. From an election results standpoint within Alabama, the Alabama Medical PAC (ALAPAC) participated in 111 out of 140 […]

Protecting One of Your Most Valuable Assets – Your Employees

Several studies show that the total cost of losing an employee can range from tens of thousands of dollars to 150 percent of the employee’s annual salary. There are also the “soft costs” of losing an employee, including lost productivity and lower employee morale if the practice incurs high turnover rates. According to a survey […]

What Challenges You With Jefferson Underwood III, M.D.

MONTGOMERY — Montgomery physician Jefferson Underwood III may not move as quickly or as easily as he did a year ago, but his wit is as sharp as a tack. Just as it always has been. “ALS is a funky disease. Every day something new comes up, a new challenge. I am challenged, but why […]

CMS Releases Physician Payment Rule

This week CMS released the final physician payment rule for CY 2019. In addition to the changes to the physician fee schedule (slightly higher than the CY 2018 rate), the rule expands payment for telehealth and aligns physician interoperability requirements with hospital requirements and allows more flexibility in the physician quality reporting program. The rule […]