AMA president discusses pitfalls, misperceptions and plentiful benefits of EHR systems
 
St. Louis physicians are eager to hear what Robert M. Wah, MD, president of the American Medical Association (AMA), has to say about the movement toward patient-centered electronic health record systems (EHR).

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White House Honors SLU’s Di Bisceglie

Professor recognized for advancing hepatitis treatment
 
When Saint Louis University professor hepatologist Adrian Di Bisceglie, MD, started his career 30 years ago, there was no treatment for hepatitis B or hepatitis C.
 
“My very earliest research started to try to develop the first treatments for hepatitis B and C,” he said.
 

By GRETA WEIDERMAN

Embracing Patient-Centered Technology

AMA president discusses pitfalls, misperceptions and plentiful benefits of EHR systems
 
St. Louis physicians are eager to hear what Robert M. Wah, MD, president of the American Medical Association (AMA), has to say about the movement toward patient-centered electronic health record systems (EHR).

By LYNNE JETER

SENIOR HEALTH

The changing role of SNFs
Just as the notion of what’s considered ‘old’ has changed in today’s society … think ‘70 is the new 50’ … so too has the role and function of skilled nursing facilities.

REIMBURSEMENT

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.

October 2014

CBRE Healthcare Expands
 

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Robert Brennan Jr., MD

Physicians may promote behaviors that support their patients’ health and wellness — but too often, they could use a taste of their own medicine.
 
Helping physicians develop better habits for caring for themselves in all areas of life has been an interest for OB/GYN Robert Brennan Jr., MD. For the third time this spring, he will chair a Physicians’ Wellness Conference for the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society (SLMMS).
 

By LUCY SCHULTZE

THE ESTATE PLANNERHeading: Supreme Court Rules: All IRAs are not Created Equal

Why trusts are even more important
It’s infrequent that estate planning issues come before the U.S. Supreme Court. It’s also infrequent for the Supreme Court to rule unanimously on estate planning issues. Yet a unanimous Supreme Court recently ruled that Inherited IRAs are not the same as IRAs for asset protection purposes.

By STEVEN M.

Leveraging Asset Location Strategies for your Retirement

Whether your retirement is right around the corner or several years away, it’s important to recognize how the assets in your portfolio are allocated to maximize tax efficiency. Tax efficiency is one of the more controllable aspects of investing, however it should not be the sole consideration when making decisions regarding your investments. A balanced portfolio will allow you to forecast your retirement income with a greater degree of certainty.
 

By PAUL LARSON, CFP, CLU

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