|THA, TMA Outline 2015 Priorities|
For Craig Becker, president and CEO of the Tennessee Hospital Association, the top priority for 2015 is securing Medicaid expansion in Tennessee … now, it looks like that could happen this year.
|Financial Restructuring to Position VUMC for Growth|
Vanderbilt University recently announced plans to reconfigure Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a not-for-profit academic medical center that is financially distinct from the university.
|Council Fellows Announces 2015 Class|
Last month, the Nashville Health Care Council and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, MD, announced the latest class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows. For 2015, 36 senior healthcare leaders were selected for the renowned program, which is focused on influencing and transforming the nation’s healthcare system.
|A Look Ahead: Healthcare Law in 2015|
Local Attorneys Weigh in on Anticipated Changes, Advice for the New Year
In today’s increasingly complex healthcare landscape, terms like “meaningful use” and “regulatory compliance” are the new normal.
|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.
CINDY SANDERS, ELISABETH BELMONT & JOEL HAMME
|Fighting Flu … and Misperceptions|
During the recent Ebola scare, Americans became transfixed with the infectious disease that ultimately killed two individuals on American soil.
|FDA Finalizes Menu Labeling Rules|
What Nashville set out to do more than five years ago has finally become a federal mandate with the Food & Drug Administration issuing two final rules late last year requiring calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, similar retail food establishments and vending machines with 20 or more locations.
|Meharry Population Health Grant Targets North, Northeast Nashville|
In late November, officials with Meharry Medical College announced the medical school had been awarded $451,430 as part of the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant program to launch Nashville REACH 2020, which targets African-American residents in the 37027 and 37208 zip codes of Nashville in an effort to improve health and decrease health disparities.
|UNHS Now Neighborhood Health|
New Name, New Logo … Same Mission
United Neighborhood Health Services, which has served low income neighborhoods and uninsured or under-insured residents since 1976, recently rebranded as Neighborhood Health to better capture the individual spirit of the community clinics.
|HC ENTERPRISE: Equal Protection Under the Law|
Tennessee Justice Center’s Statewide Fight for Access to Care
A demonstrated need for an organization like the Tennessee Justice Center was the driving force behind founding the statewide, non-profit, public interest law firm.
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.