Impact of Crittenden’s Closure Felt In Memphis as Well as Community

The closing last month of Crittenden Regional Hospital (CRH) in West Memphis and the bankruptcy filing that followed not only has been devastating to the community, but also had an immediate impact on Memphis. And the effects are still emerging..... Read More.



Current Memphis Medical News

Impact of Crittenden’s Closure Felt In Memphis as Well as Community | Crittenden Regional Hospital, Denny Sumpter, Scott Ferguson, Rick Williams, Tracy Moore, Angie Golding, Bright Star Care, Kay Schultz, Tenet/St. Francis, Office Team, Methodist Le Bonheur, Christ Community Health Services, Helena Regional Medicine, Regional One Health, OR Nurses Inc., Baptist Memorial Health Care, Judy Thomas, Crittenden Ambulance Service Corporation, Cristie Hollis, Ray Walther, Sara Burnett, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Woody Wheeless, Crittenden County, Crittenden Hospital Association, Gene Cashman, David Raines, Cigna
Impact of Crittenden’s Closure Felt In Memphis as Well as Community
The closing last month of Crittenden Regional Hospital (CRH) in West Memphis and the bankruptcy filing that followed not only has been devastating to the community, but also had an immediate impact on Memphis. And the effects are still emerging.
 
Medicare Math
Medicare Math

… Or How a 2.3 Percent Raise Became a 3 Percent Reduction

At first glance, the FY-2015 revision of the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) appears to offer acute care hospitals a 2.3 percent rate increase beginning this month.


 
SENIOR HEALTH FOCUS

Surgeons to Patients: Is This Really Necessary?  | William Mihalko, Timothy Fabian, UTHSC, Campbell Clinic
Surgeons to Patients: Is This Really Necessary?

Doctors say sometimes waiting is the best option

Before deciding on whether a surgical procedure is necessary, the patient and surgeon should be discussing a pile of questions that could end up being thick enough to cut with a scalpel.


 
REIMBURSEMENT FOCUS

Reimbursement Revisit | Healthcare Reimbursement, Payment Innovation, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, Rob Lazerow, Advisory Board Company, Fee-for-Service, Pay-for-Performance, Bundled Payments, Shared Savings Program, ACOs
Reimbursement Revisit

A Look at payment innovation

While physicians and facilities have long had to keep up with different negotiated contract rates among payers, the reimbursement landscape has become much more varied over the last few years as a push toward payment innovation has ushered in a host of reimbursement options ranging from shared savings programs to bundled payments to carrot-and-stick compensation as applied to quality and efficiency metrics.


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Edward L. Cattau Jr., MD | Gastro One, Edward L. Cattau Jr., National Naval Medical Center, Memphis Gastroenterology, Dr. Lawrence Wruble, Dr. Michael Dragutsky, Dr. Richard Aycock, Christian Medical and Dental Associations
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Edward L. Cattau Jr., MD

Happy in Memphis, doctor need not fret now over president’s health

Being a doctor and dealing with stress go hand in hand, but it’s safe to say that as director of endoscopy at Gastro One, Edward L. Cattau Jr., MD, does not have the health of the president of the United States weighing heavily on his mind, as it did 30 years ago.


 
HEALTHCARE LEADER: Bobby Meadows, Executive Director, Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab | Memphis Jewish Home and Rehab Center; Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), black-hat coal miner, Marshall University, Healthcare Management degree, University of Alabama, kosher food, kosher-certified chef, kosher catering, Memphis’ Top 40 Workplaces , Memphis’s Best Nursing Home, Best Nursing Homes, MBJ’s Physical Rehabilitation Units, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 5-star rating, therapy gym, skilled nursing facility (SNF), Medicare-Medicaid senior care reimbursement cuts
HEALTHCARE LEADER: Bobby Meadows, Executive Director, Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab

From West Virginia Coal Mine to Memphis’ ‘Hidden Treasure’

When Bobby Meadows describes the Memphis Jewish Home and Rehab Center as a great place he is proud to serve, he’s sharing the insight of a man who has seen life from several distinct perspectives...


 
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The Modern Practice: Controlling A Better Experience

Over the last 16 years our company, Audio Video Artistry, has installed a lot of magnificent entertainment systems in doctor’s homes all over the mid-south.


 
Your Practice – Your Brand: Valuing a Bucket of Ice Water on Your Head
Yes, I am one of the thousands or people who willingly let someone dump a bucket of ice chilled water over my head. I did it because I thought it was fun to be a part of something that big, that viral.
 
Grand Rounds

October 2014
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.
 

Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says
Title: Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says
Category: Health News
Created: 10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics May Aid Salmonella's Spread in Animals
Title: Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics May Aid Salmonella's Spread in Animals
Category: Health News
Created: 10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors
Title: Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors
Category: Health News
Created: 10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer, Study Reports
Title: Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer, Study Reports
Category: Health News
Created: 10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Goodbye to Reading Glasses?
Title: Goodbye to Reading Glasses?
Category: Health News
Created: 10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children
Title: Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children
Category: Health News
Created: 10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:00 am CDT


TriHealth adds doctors, offices to help fill gap after hospital closes - Cincinnati Business Courier

TriHealth adds doctors, offices to help fill gap after hospital closes
Cincinnati Business Courier
It's the first time TriHealth has operated a medical office in Brown County. The move follows the abrupt closing last month of the Southwest Regional Medical Center in Georgetown because of financial problems, which put about 250 people out of work and ...

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Posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:47 pm CDT

Memphis' Edge District will get new health care practice, CrossFit - Memphis Business Journal

Memphis Business Journal

Memphis' Edge District will get new health care practice, CrossFit
Memphis Business Journal
Currently an associate professor with UT Family Medicine in Jackson, Tennessee, Draper is the son of Gary and Cathy Draper, who have operated Draper's Catering in the Memphis area for 25 years. He opened the practice in Jackson, where he has ...

Posted Thursday, October 9, 2014 2:02 pm CDT

Washington state emerges as a leader as interest in palliative care rises - Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) (blog)

Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) (blog)

Washington state emerges as a leader as interest in palliative care rises
Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) (blog)
A term that is not very well-known outside the medical community and sometimes gets linked to end-of-life care, palliative care focuses on managing the pain, stress and symptoms that come not just from serious illnesses but also from the various ...

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Posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:19 pm CDT