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Alabama Doctors Host Two Telethons to Answer Viewers’ Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines

Last Thursday, doctors with the Medical Association of the State of Alabama and the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics answered questions from over 200 callers about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines during newscasts on WBRC Fox 6. Yesterday another group of our physicians went live on air with WKRG in […]

Medical Association’s Top 10 Highlights for the 2021 Legislative Session

While the Medical Association advocated on and monitored hundreds of bills and resolutions during the 2021 Legislative Session, below is a “Top 10” list of some of the major issues on which the Association was involved.

No Honor Among Thieves

Most Americans will likely never forget where they were in March of 2020 when the world seemingly shut down.  While many used that time to reflect, enjoyed down time with family or even binge watched streaming services, health care workers geared up to save the lives of people impacted by COVID-19.  The novelty of this […]

Potential HIPAA Changes That Would Allow Healthcare Providers to Disclose Phi and Better Protect Patients

by Lindsey Phillips, Burr & Forman On December 10, 2020, the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced proposed changes to the regulations implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). The proposed changes, which are set out in the Notice of […]

What if No One was On Call?

2021 Legislative Recap After the 2020 Session was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, it was widely expected that health care would be a hot topic for the 2021 Session. Those forecasts proved to be true, with roughly 20 percent of bills and resolutions filed during the 2021 Session relating to health care! Had the […]

Medical Association Supports Continued Funding for Maternal Death Investigations

‘Shocking’ Nearly 70% of Deaths Are Preventable, Experts Say       MONTGOMERY – The Medical Association of the State of Alabama today joined Alabama legislators in calling for continued state funding to investigate why Alabama mothers die from childbirth and pregnancy complications at more than double the rate of women nationally. The funding for this research, […]