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The Changing Face of Medicine (Winter 2017, Alabama Medicine magazine)

The Impact of MACRA (Fall 2016, Alabama Medicine magazine)

Between Doctors & Patients…Technology in the Treatment Room (Spring 2016, Alabama Medicine magazine)

Rural Medicine at a Crossroads (Fall 2015, Alabama Medicine magazine)

Between Doctors & Patients…Prior Authorizations (Spring 2015, Alabama Medicine magazine)

Changing Health Care Delivery: Concierge Model Takes Hold (Inaugural Issue, Alabama Medicine magazine)

 

In the NewsCenter This Week

Week Ending May 19, 2017

“WannaCry” Ransomware Holds True to its Name

Questions about Your MIPS Participation Status?

FSMB Releases Updated Guidelines for Chronic Use of Opioid Analgesics

 


Week Ending May 12, 2017

STUDY: Opioid Abuse Drops When Doctors Check Patients’ Drug History

Survey: U.S. Physicians Overwhelmingly Satisfied with Career Choice

Public Restrooms Become Ground Zero in the Opioid Epidemic

 


Week Ending May 5, 2017

U.S. House Passes the American Health Care Act

Have You Received Your MIPS Participation Status Letter?

Back in Time with the Mobile Medical Museum

STUDY: Opioid Abuse Drops When Doctors Check Patients’ Drug History

 


Week Ending April 28, 2017

The Lowdown on Public Wi-Fi

Walgreens Medication Disposal Program Collects 72 Tons of Unused Medications in First Year

Texting and Emailing in the World of HIPAA

Keep Primary Care Close to Home for all Americans

Poor Payroll Management? Let’s Fix It!

 


Week Ending April 21, 2017

Medical Licensure Compact Goes Live

Research: Physician Shortage Likely to Have Severe Impact on Patient Care

A Physician is Leaving Your Practice – “Must Have” Employment Agreement Provisions (Part II)

 


Week Ending April 7, 2017

Physicians Giving Back with Lee Irvin, M.D.

Medical Association Joins Coalition for PA Reform

How to Avoid a HIPAA Mega Breach

Medical Association Celebrates Second Annual Doctors’ Day in Alabama

What You Need to Know about the Business of Practicing Medicine

 


Week Ending March 24, 2017

Are Tax Cuts Coming for the Small Business Owner?

Medical Association Urges CMS to Reduce EHR and MU Burden on Physicians

Federal Regulations Stipulate Physicians Need a Translator…

 


Week Ending March 17, 2017

Close Patient Care/Diagnosis Gaps with New Informational Claim Process

Is a Physician Leaving Your Practice? Here are Your “Must Have” Employment Agreement Provisions (Part I)

 


Week Ending March 10, 2017

The Changing Face of Medicine

New American Health Care Act Comes Under Fire

Four Types of Identity Fraud on the Upswing

 


Week Ending March 3, 2017

Physicians Giving Back: Meet Dr. Dyrc Sibrans

Medical Association Joins Call to CMS to Delay EHR Certification Requirements

RCO Implementation On Schedule; New Regions Offered to Other Probationary RCOs

 


Week Ending February 24, 2017

Keep Calm & Carry On… Insight for Changes in Post-Election Uncertainty

What is a Business Associate Agreement, and Why Should You Care?

Survey: Majority of Opioid Medications Not Safely Stored in Homes with Children

 


Week Ending February 17, 2017

Federal Regulations Stipulate Physicians Need a Translator

U.S. House Leaders Outline Plan to Repeal/Replace Obamacare

Florida’s Physician “Gun Gag” Overturned on Appeal


 

Week Ending February 10, 2017

CMS Extends Meaningful Use Reporting Deadline to March 13

Celebrating Black History Month: Meet Alabama’s First African-American Physician

Physicians Call for Prior Authorization Reform


 

Week Ending February 3, 2017

Government Affairs Conference in Washington A Success!

Fraud and Abuse Investigations Should be Taken Very Seriously

Physicians Giving Back: Keeping Promises with Irene Bailey, M.D.

ALBME Names New Executive Director

Alabama Power Warns of Power Scam

 


 

Week Ending January 27, 2017

The Medical Association Is On Call for You

ALBME Issues Final Opioid Rule


 

Week Ending January 20, 2017

The Cost of Non-Compliance with HIPAA Regulations Can Cripple Your Practice

Alabama Medicaid Pushes RCO Start Date to October 2017

CVS Out of BCBS Alabama Network but Does Not Affect PIPA Policies

UAB Medicine Launches CME-Approved Series of Podcasts


 

Week Ending January 13, 2017

Understanding MACRA: Lectures Coming to a County Near You

Opinion: All Americans Need Access to Affordable, Quality Care

How Can You Benefit from Hiring a Payroll Processing Service?


 

Week Ending January 6, 2017

Physicians Giving Back: From the Treatment Room to the Classroom with Wick Many, M.D.

Watch the AMA Honor Dr. Jeff Terry

Managing Your Practice: Is Your Practice Cyber Secure?


 

Week Ending December 23, 2016

Save Money and Time with Our Partners


 

Week Ending December 16, 2016

The Impact of MACRA

ABCs of MACRA

Did You Miss the November MACRA Webinar?

MACRA 911: More Resources in the NewsCenter

Not Happy with MACRA? Let Your Voice Be Heart in Washington!


 

Week Ending December 9, 2016

The Impact of MACRA

Medical Association Applauds U.S. Rep. Tom Price, M.D., for HHS Secretary

Can You Trust That Shopping App?


 

Week Ending December 2, 2016

Physicians Giving Back: All in the Family with the Smiths

RCO Implementation Changes and Service Delivery Network Timelines

Help Your Patients Save on Their Medications


 

Week Ending November 25, 2016

Medical Association Joins AMA to Release Opioid Education and Resource Toolbox

MACRA Education from the AMA

AMA Posthumously Honors Dr. Jeff Terry


 

Week Ending November 11, 2016

Fighting for Change as Only a Family Physician Can

Medicare Releases 2017 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

Cruise Deals for Alaska in 2017


 

Week Ending November 4, 2016

More Information about Section 1557: The ACA Nondiscrimination Provisions

Help Your Patients Save on Their Medications

Physicians Giving Back with Richard McGlaughlin, M.D.

2017 Chronic Care Management Changes and Outsourcing Chronic Care

Save More Than $1,300 on Last-Minute Disney Cruises

What is Medical Waste Management?


 

Week Ending October 28, 2016

Free Webinar on MACRA

What You Said about MACRA

Deadline for Seeking Review of Potential Payment Penalties

Applications Open for 2017 AMASA Medical Student Scholarships

The Importance of Accurate Timekeeping

Planning a Vacation Next Year?


 

Week Ending October 21, 2016

Second Annual Resident and Student Research Poster Symposium

New CDC Study Shows Changes in Breast Cancer Death Rates by Age Group

The Surgeon General is Calling on Us to Lead


 

Week Ending October 14, 2016

CMS Releases MACRA Final Rule (Oct. 14, 2016)

What You Need to Know About Section 1557: The ACA Nondiscrimination Provisions (Oct. 14, 2016)

Health Care Personnel Need Flu Shots, Too (Oct. 14, 2016)


 

Week Ending October 7, 2016

What You Need to Know About Section 1557: The ACA Nondiscrimination Provisions (Oct. 7, 2016)

Physicians Giving Back: Reading Gives You Wings with Marsha Raulerson (Oct. 7, 2016)

NewsCenter Gets a New Look (Oct. 7, 2016)

There’s Still Time to Enroll in PIPA! Open Enrollment Ends Oct. 31. (Oct. 7, 2016)

Zika Update: New Study Supports Biological Link Between Zika Infection, Guillain-Barré Syndrome (Oct. 7, 2016)


 

Week Ending September 30, 2016

MACRA 911: Will MACRA Make Interoperability Better? (Sept. 30, 2016)


 

Week Ending September 23, 2016

Primary Care Cut Restored; Physicians Must Re-Attest to Qualify (Sept. 23, 2016)

Open Enrollment for PIPA is October 1-31 (Sept. 23, 2016)

Dr. John Meigs Named AAFP President (Sept. 23, 2016)

MACRA 911: Will MACRA Make Interoperability Better? (Sept. 23, 2016)

Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer! Meet Dr. Jimmy Robinson, September’s Physician Giving Back (Sept. 23, 2016)