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With an enduring legacy of excellent outcomes, the Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Program is the destination of choice for patients with bone marrow disease in the San Antonio region and beyond.
Mental health and substance use disorders remain underdiagnosed and undertreated in the United States. An easy-to-use tool that interfaces with physicians’ EHR and fits seamlessly within practice workflow, the GreenLight Assessment System is alleviating barriers to behavioral health care.
Many physicians and practice managers are so focused on the day-to-day operations of their medical practices, such as caring for patients and submitting insurance claims, that they often don’t focus on how they can enhance their overall business strategies.
The Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) at University Health System is South Texas’ premier destination for the treatment and prevention of the three major manifestations of stroke: ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Many patients present to their physician with the complaint of leg pain. Sometimes it is a minor, self-limited injury. Often leg symptoms radiate from back pain or peripheral neuropathy in a diabetic patient, a far too common problem in South Texas. But leg pain, often associated with open ulcer wounds, could be from peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
There comes a time for most physicians when the idea of owning their own office space becomes desirable. Often, this is a result of rent fatigue, which is defined by the involuntary eye roll that occurs when you sign that large rent check to the landlord, or simply of the desire to create something that will produce a positive cash flow for the future. This article will discuss a few tax issues to keep in mind when considering if you’d like to have a little space of your own.
Most physician practice leaders are cost-conscious.
Recently, Sally Yates became a household name when, as acting U.S. Attorney General, she announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would not defend President Trump’s immigration and refugee ban. For healthcare industry insiders, Yates should be better known for a memo drafted in September 2015. Originally directed at the financial sector, these instructions have had a significant impact on the healthcare community and should be fully understood for both their corporate effect and individual applicability.
From inpatient care for complex deliveries to outpatient treatment at convenient community locations, The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio offers a broad network of services for mothers and infants, improving access and coordinating treatments for patients with high-risk pregnancies.
Background: The national Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program was established by The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The Program, co-managed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), conforms federal, state and local law enforcement resources for healthcare fraud and abuse compliance and enforcement.
According to SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975–2007 (Bethesda Maryland NCI 2010), the mortality rate from prostate cancer has dropped 39 percent in the age of the PSA screening.
The Level 4 South Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at University Health System offers a wide range of advanced diagnostic and treatment options for patients young and old.
Medical professionals know that it often takes a team of people to take care of a patient, and the same can be said for the support needed to successfully manage someone’s diverse financial and banking needs. The most effective private wealth services banking relationships surround the client with a team of professionals with specialized financial expertise ready to support you and your business.
In today’s healthcare environment, it is imperative to ensure your medical practice performs its billing and coding function at the highest level possible.
Starting in 2016, the IRS changed the rules for the capitalization and depreciation of fixed assets with the introduction of Notice 2015-82. For many businesses, this change both simplifies record keeping and provides the opportunity to accelerate income tax deductions.
The University Children’s Health Heart Center at University Health System is designed for the care and comfort of patients and their families, designed to meet their physical and emotional needs.
Neonatologist Adel Bougatef, MD, PhD, has partnered with San Antonio pediatric respiratory durable medical equipment provider Wave Healthcare to create an approach to mechanical ventilation that accounts for each individual patient’s unique lung compliance with the goal of reducing ventilation-related complications.
When reviewing claims in the practice management system, you notice many claims have been paid at 100 percent of the practice’s fee schedule. Further review shows the practice’s fee schedule has not been updated in the past few years, and the current fee schedule is less than the Medicare allowables. Your research also shows the practice has been losing revenue for the past few years because it has been undercharging for its services.
Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20 as the 45th President of the United States. When the 115th Congress convened in January, the Republican Party had control of the Presidency, the House of Representatives and the Senate. Whereas there are differences in Trump’s proposed tax legislation and the proposals published by the House Ways and Means Committee, there are still some similarities that lead us to believe that tax legislation is likely to be enacted in 2017.
With more than 150 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants providing care to patients in more than 22 locations in the San Antonio area, University Medicine Associates is one of the largest provider groups around — and arguably among the least well-known.