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ALAPAC Ends FY2019 on a High Note

Over the past few months, ALAPAC has been in the midst of its summer fundraising campaign, seeking to raise $75k in 75 days. This week, both the summer campaign and the 2019 giving cycle came to a close. First and foremost, thank you to all the physicians who chose to contribute to ALAPAC this year! […]

Alabama Hospitals Want to Limit Physician In-Office Procedures

The Alabama Hospital Association (ALAHA) submitted a letter to a state health agency this week complaining of increasing instances of physicians performing interventional procedures in their offices instead of in acute care hospitals.  The ALAHA letter states “We strongly believe most interventional procedures should be done in a general acute care hospital setting.”  It further states […]

Sign-on Letter: Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act

September 9, 2019 Dear Members of Congress: The undersigned patient, physician, health care professional, and other health care stakeholder organizations strongly support the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 (H.R. 3107) recently introduced by Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Roger Marshall, MD (R-KS), and Ami Bera, MD (D-CA). This bipartisan […]

Send Us Examples of Misleading Health Advertising

In 2019, the Medical Association drafted and supported, and will be supporting again in 2020, specific “truth in advertising” legislation in Alabama to prohibit misleading health care advertising and require all licensed health professionals to clearly communicate their credentials to patients.  These are critical elements to increasing patient education.   Thanks to those who’ve already […]

First Impressions

In the last few years, healthcare providers have come to realize the effect of consumerism on their practice.  Consumers increasingly view healthcare as a commodity to be compared and shopped. Social media has allowed patients to share experiences, good and bad.  Online reviews are visible on many websites, it is now more likely for consumers […]

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Issues Helpful Ruling For Providers Concerning Fair Market Value in Space Rental Agreements

By Jim Hoover On July 31, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a ruling that provides clarity and helps healthcare providers with space lease agreements.  The ruling in Bingham v. HCA, Inc., Case No. 1:13-cv-23671 (11th Cir. 2019) provides that a relator or whistleblower in a false claims/qui tam […]