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 Nashville 2010 Archives

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PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Russell L. Rothman, MD, MPP
Deciphering Food Labels for Better Diabetes Control

One in every three babies born today will be obese at some point in its life.

For Latinos, the number is one in two.

Clearly the obesity tsunami is cresting, and there is an urgent need to teach people the best choices for healthful eating...


KELLY PRICE

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Politics and Reimbursement

Providers’ Frustration Builds as Politics Impede Progress

Barry Jarnagin, MD, is frustrated — just like most of his physician colleagues and … it’s probably safe to say … like most Americans.


SHARON H. FITZGERALD

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CMS Releases ACO Final Rules, Deadlines Loom

Two tracks for Shared Savings Accountable Care Organizations

The final regulations governing Medicare accountable care organizations were released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in October, and they represent a sea change in healthcare’s future...


SHARON H. FITZGERALD

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HEALTHCARE ENTERPRISE: Dayani Center Offers Community Medically-based Fitness Option
For the countless Middle Tennesseans vowing to get healthy or lose weight in 2012, Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health and Wellness might just be the answer. The medically-based fitness facility promotes healthy living under the guidance of exercise physiologists, physical therapists, dietitians and health specialists. Now in its 23rd year,...
MELANIE KILGORE-HILL

Bad Debt is a Moving Target in Today’s Challenging Economy
As healthcare providers face declining reimbursements and a deteriorating payer mix, debt collection is critical to the bottom line for hospitals and physician groups. Yet, with many of their patients facing economic woes of their own in this dreary economy,...
SHARON H. FITZGERALD

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Physician Network to Tackle Surgical Costs, Quality

Health Innovation Specialists Will Do Measurements on Its Own

As the phrase “cost and quality” becomes synonymous with healthcare reform, and physicians find themselves talking about benchmarks and metrics, a collection of eight Nashville-area medical practices are working to...


SHARON H. FITZGERALD

 Nashville Archives

Grand Rounds January
Taylor Appointed Dean of Belmont's College of Health Sciences & Nursing

Cathy Taylor, DrPH, MSN, RN, has been named as the new dean of the Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing at Belmont University. She begins her new position at Belmont on Feb. 1, 2012.