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.
 


Most Americans Have Access to 'Exercise Opportunities,' Study Finds
Title: Most Americans Have Access to 'Exercise Opportunities,' Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, January 24, 2015 1:00 am CST

Study Hints That 'Video Feedback' Therapy May Help Curb Autism
Title: Study Hints That 'Video Feedback' Therapy May Help Curb Autism
Category: Health News
Created: 1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, January 24, 2015 1:00 am CST

Obamacare's Payments to Doctors Widens Access for Medicaid Patients: Study
Title: Obamacare's Payments to Doctors Widens Access for Medicaid Patients: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, January 24, 2015 1:00 am CST

School Sports Costs Leave Some Students on Sidelines
Title: School Sports Costs Leave Some Students on Sidelines
Category: Health News
Created: 1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, January 24, 2015 1:00 am CST

Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC
Title: Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC
Category: Health News
Created: 1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, January 24, 2015 1:00 am CST

Family Stories May Help Coma Patients Recover
Title: Family Stories May Help Coma Patients Recover
Category: Health News
Created: 1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, January 24, 2015 1:00 am CST


Forbes Says Grizzlies Worth $750 Million - Memphis Daily News

Forbes Says Grizzlies Worth $750 Million
Memphis Daily News
Wealth management firm Radian Partners LLC has announced the acquisition of the independent investment advisory practice of Gregory Gibson of Memphis. Gibson has joined the Memphis office of Radian Partners, merging the operations of his firm with ...

Posted Friday, January 23, 2015 3:37 pm CST

$42 Million Permit Sought for Target Distribution Center - Memphis Daily News

$42 Million Permit Sought for Target Distribution Center
Memphis Daily News
Wealth management firm Radian Partners LLC has announced the acquisition of the independent investment advisory practice of Gregory Gibson of Memphis. Gibson has joined the Memphis office of Radian Partners, merging the operations of his firm with ...

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Posted Friday, January 23, 2015 3:37 pm CST

Joe Birch - WMC Action News 5

Joe Birch
WMC Action News 5
Memphis musicians and artists from Stax records who made their mark in the Bluff City performed for the First Family in a memorable,. nationally broadcast production. ... Joe also serves as host of WKNO TV 10's Smart Medicine. The monthly program on ...

Posted Thursday, August 1, 2013 7:00 pm CDT