At Five-Year Mark, ACA Remains a 'Mixed Bag'

Fallout from 2010 law continues for doctors, hospitals, insurers 

A patient experiences a medical emergency and is admitted to the local hospital. One of the first questions he’s asked, besides his name and date of birth is . . . are you insured? If so, what is your health insurance plan and policy number?  ...Read more.



Current West TN Medical News

At Five-Year Mark, ACA Remains a 'Mixed Bag' | Craig Becker, Tennessee Hospital Association, Affordable Care Act, Julie Mix McPeak, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Physicians for a National Health Program
At Five-Year Mark, ACA Remains a 'Mixed Bag'

Fallout from 2010 law continues for doctors, hospitals, insurers 

A patient experiences a medical emergency and is admitted to the local hospital. One of the first questions he’s asked, besides his name and date of birth is . . . are you insured? If so, what is your health insurance plan and policy number?


 


Feature Profiles

HEALTHCARE LEADER: Todd Siroky
HEALTHCARE LEADER: Todd Siroky

Healthcare Attorney, Siroky Law

As an attorney who also holds a degree in health administration, Todd Siroky has a unique insight to the challenges that face healthcare providers in West Tennessee.


 
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Thomas Bailey, MD
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Thomas Bailey, MD

Ophthalmologist, Loden Vision Center

When nearsightedness caused him to change his plans to apply for flight training in the Air Force, it did not stop Thomas Bailey, MD, from realizing his dream of flying.


 


HEALTH LAW FOCUS

Ten Hot Button Legal Issues to Watch in 2015
Ten Hot Button Legal Issues to Watch in 2015

Expert Insights for the Coming Year

Already one of the most highly regulated industries in America, 2015 looks to be another active year across healthcare’s legal landscape.


 

PUBLIC HEALTH FOCUS

BUILD Health Challenge Issued …
BUILD Health Challenge Issued …

National collaborative awarding up to $7.5 million to improve community health

The Advisory Board Company, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), de Beaumont Foundation and The Kresge Foundation recently joined forces to launch a major public health initiative known as the BUILD Health Challenge, which will award up to $7.5 million in grants, low-interest loans and program-related investments over the next two years to improve health in low-income neighborhoods within cities that have a population of 150,000 or more.


 

Grand Rounds

January 2015
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.
 


More Than 2 Million Years of Life Saved With Organ Transplants, Experts Estimate
Title: More Than 2 Million Years of Life Saved With Organ Transplants, Experts Estimate
Category: Health News
Created: 1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, January 30, 2015 1:00 am CST

Some Kids With Autism Show Improvement by Age 6: Study
Title: Some Kids With Autism Show Improvement by Age 6: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, January 30, 2015 1:00 am CST

72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says
Title: 72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says
Category: Health News
Created: 1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, January 30, 2015 1:00 am CST

Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women
Title: Pesticides, Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women
Category: Health News
Created: 1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, January 30, 2015 1:00 am CST

ADHD Linked to Earlier Use of Illicit Drugs in Teens: Study
Title: ADHD Linked to Earlier Use of Illicit Drugs in Teens: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, January 30, 2015 1:00 am CST

Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect
Title: Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect
Category: Health News
Created: 1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Friday, January 30, 2015 1:00 am CST


UT medical school eyes Nashville expansion - The Tennessean

The Tennessean

UT medical school eyes Nashville expansion
The Tennessean
Saint Thomas has helped train UTHSC medical doctors through a limited residency plan for over 30 years, but in recent years that collaboration has expanded. Saint Thomas now has accredited residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, ...

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Posted Tuesday, January 6, 2015 6:55 pm CST

Utah parents showed troubling signs before deaths - WMC Action News 5

WMC Action News 5

Utah parents showed troubling signs before deaths
WMC Action News 5
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File). FILE - This Sept. 28, 2014, file photo, shows the home where five Utah family members were found dead in their home, in Springville, Utah. Police say five members of the Utah family found dead last fall died from methadone.

Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:45 am CST

NCCN Celebrates 20 Years of Improving Cancer Care - Digital Journal

NCCN Celebrates 20 Years of Improving Cancer Care
Digital Journal
Moreover, NCCN offers a certificate program -- NCCN International Educational Activities Program (IEAP) -- that recognizes physicians outside the United States for completion of NCCN educational content hours. ... Tennessee Health Science Center ...

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Posted Friday, January 30, 2015 12:31 pm CST