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Inside the massive proposed 2023 Medicare physician pay schedule

The Medical Association of the State of Alabama is working with the AMA and national specialties to analyze CMS’s proposed physician fee schedule for 2023 to determine its impact on physician practices. The Medical Association in partnership with these other medical organizations will provide appropriate comments to CMS once the full impact of the proposal […]

I Have to Correct What?

By Kelli C. Fleming, Burr & Forman, LLP A client recently informed me that their practice was experiencing a large increase in the number of medical record amendment requests it was receiving from patients. My perception is that this is the result of two things: (1) the widespread transition to electronic medical records, and (2) […]

Stopping the Optometric Surgery Bill

For the 4th installment of an in-depth look into each of the Medical Association’s “Top 10 Highlights” from the 2022 regular session, we will look at the Association’s opposition to allowing optometrists the ability to perform eye surgeries using scalpels and lasers as well as performing eye injections.  Outgoing Senator Jim McClendon, an optometrist himself […]

Discussions with Decision Makers: Senator Linda Coleman-Madison

Senator Linda Coleman-Madison (D- Birmingham) currently serves on the Senate Healthcare Committee for the Alabama State Senate.  Supported by ALAPAC, she assumed her current office in 2006 and previously was a member of the Alabama House of Representatives.  She also served as a member of the Birmingham City Council from 1985 to 1997.  What first […]

Preventing Home-Birth VBACs Attended by Non-Nurse Midwives

For the third installment of an in-depth look into each of the Association’s “Top 10 Highlights” from the 2022 Legislative Session, we will look at the Medical Association’s opposition to home-birth VBACs and support for high national standards that ensure the safety of pregnant woman and their children. In 2017 Lawmakers passed legislation that allows […]

Extending Medicaid Postpartum Coverage – Success on an Medical Association Top Priority

For the second installment of an in-depth look into each of the Association’s “Top 10 Highlights” from the 2022 Legislative Session, we will look at the Medical Association’s successful multi-year advocacy efforts to secure a Medicaid postpartum coverage extension from 60 days to 12 months after birth. Alabama has the nation’s third worst maternal death […]

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