Alabama Public Health — Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection

Pursuant to Breast Cancer Education Act of 2013 (Act 2013-284) the Alabama Department of Public Health has developed this informational summary regarding breast cancer treatment options for patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Physicians are then required to disseminate the summary to breast cancer patients.

The summary includes an explanation of the various methods of treating breast cancer, breast reconstruction alternatives, and insurance coverage availability for these treatments.

This summary is to be provided by a physician to each person under his or her care who has been diagnosed with breast cancer upon diagnosis, or as soon thereafter as practicable. Hospitals that provide mastectomy surgery, lymph node dissection, or a lumpectomy are also to provide the information developed by the department.

Substantial improvements have been made in breast cancer treatment in recent years, and the law is intended to ensure every patient is aware of treatments that are now available.

Information is not intended to replace the advice or recommendations of a patient’s physician. Rather it is a resource to help patients learn about breast cancer treatment so that they can make the best choices regarding their own treatment plan.

American College of Surgeons

Mission Statement: The American College of Surgeons is dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment.

American Medical Association

Vision: To be an essential part of the professional life of every physician.

The American Medical Association helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Learn the principles of the new payment methodology and keep up to date with changes in the fee schedule.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and health insurance portability standards. In addition to these programs, CMS has other responsibilities, including the administrative simplification standards from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), quality standards in long-term care facilities through its survey and certification process, and clinical laboratory quality standards under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments.

Medical Association of the State of Alabama

The Medical Association of the State of Alabama is the professional association for some 7,000 physicians of all specialties throughout Alabama. MASA exists to serve, lead and unite physicians in promoting the highest quality of health care for the people of Alabama through advocacy, information and education.

Medical Group Management Association of Alabama

Mission of MGMA/Alabama is to advance the art and science of medical practice management to improve the health of our communities. Our Vision is to be the source of excellence and innovation as the leading association in providing quality and timely services and resources for medical practice management and leadership through professional education, through the exchange of ideas and information among members and by staying abreast of current healthcare issues, trends and laws.

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