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.
 

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds
Title: Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT

As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study
Title: As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT

'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder
Title: 'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder
Category: Health News
Created: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children
Title: Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children
Category: Health News
Created: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say
Title: Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say
Category: Health News
Created: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT

Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones
Title: Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones
Category: Health News
Created: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 am CDT


Hilton Data Center, Land Sold For $3.7 million - Memphis Daily News

Hilton Data Center, Land Sold For $3.7 million
Memphis Daily News
HLT Memphis Data LLC, which is affiliated with Hilton Hotels Corp., sold the 35,000-square-foot mixed-use office building and vacant land to F9 Memphis LLC, according to an Oct. 22 warranty deed. The buyer, F9 Memphis LLC, is affiliated with Charlotte ...

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Posted Thursday, October 23, 2014 4:13 pm CDT

FedEx Predicts Increase in Holiday Deliveries - Memphis Daily News

FedEx Predicts Increase in Holiday Deliveries
Memphis Daily News
God bless his family.” Last year, the school retired Bramlett's No. 64 jersey. A linebacker out of Humes High School in Memphis, Bramlett played for legendary coach Billy J. Murphy for four seasons at the U of M (1959-62). A speedy and intense player ...

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Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 3:39 pm CDT

New book 'The Lost Tribe of Coney Island' uncovers a wild, lost moment in ... - Memphis Commercial Appeal

Memphis Commercial Appeal

New book 'The Lost Tribe of Coney Island' uncovers a wild, lost moment in ...
Memphis Commercial Appeal
It began as a respectable attraction, dignified as an exhibit at the 1904 World's Fair, but turned into a shocking sideshow that gave Memphis a starring role as host to a tribe of headhunting, dog-eating “savages.” Few modern Memphians are aware of the ...

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Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:54 am CDT