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Meet July's
Physician Giving Back:
Mark LeQuire, M.D.

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What are the
Misconceptions of
Disability Income
Protection?

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Opioid Use
Decreased in
Medicare Part D
While MAT Increased

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STUDY: Does Capping
Residency Hours
Hamper Physician
Training?

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Reducing Physician
Burnout Focus of
New Study at UAB

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How Can You
Help Students and
Young Physicians
in Debt?

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Can We Fix
Alabama’s Rural
Physician Shortage?

The Praying Doctor with Mark LeQuire, M.D.

MONTGOMERY – Physicians are men and women of science. They practice the art of medicine, which means they are filled with the knowledge of biochemistry, anatomy, physiology and other sciences they apply to heal their patients’ bodies. But a patient is much more than a physical being, and so is a physician. Just ask Montgomery […]

STUDY: Does Capping Residency Hours Hamper Physician Training?

When new rules capped training hours for medical residents at 80 hours per week in 2003, critics worried that the change would leave physicians-in-training unprepared for the challenges of independent practice. Now, new research published July 11 in BMJ and led by scientists in the Department of Health Care Policy in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard […]

Opioid Use Decreased in Medicare Part D While MAT Increased

The nation has been grappling with an opioid crisis for years. In 2017 alone, there were 47,600 opioid-related overdose deaths in the United States. It continues to be a public health emergency. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of the Inspector General has been tracking opioid use in Medicare during this crisis, particularly […]

What are the Misconceptions of Disability Income Protection?

There are plenty of common misconceptions about disability insurance: “Disability insurance pays me if I can’t work, regardless.” “My group disability will take care of me.” “My business partner’s DI coverage will fund our Buy-Sell agreement.” “I can pay my staff out of my DI proceeds to keep the doors open.” Pay Attention! Not All […]

Senate Committee Tackles Surprise Billing

The Senate Health Committee finally passed a major health care package, which could bring an end to surprise billing for patients by capping out-of-network charges at a rate already negotiated by insurers. However, the legislation could see more changes before it sees a full Senate vote. Wednesday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) […]

Trump Executive Order Seeks to Put Patients First

With high health care costs now a rare bipartisan issue and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle demanding action, President Trump issued an executive order on June 25 to increase transparency in hospital prices, physician fees and other health care providers to disclose more information about their billing and pricing. Read the Executive Order […]