Congenital heart disease (CHD) affects about 1 percent of newborn babies per year in the United States, and approximately one quarter of those will have critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) that requires catheter or surgical intervention during the first year. CHDs are a leading cause of birth defect-associated infant illness and death. Babies born with these conditions are living a longer and healthier life, thanks to advancement in cardiac care. Newborn pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart disease helps identify those at risk.
A conversation with William L. Henrich, MD, MACP, President and Professor of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio
When you review your December 2018 billing reports, take a close look at your A/R Aging Report to determine the amount of unpaid money in the 120-plus-day bucket.
In a city with a burgeoning pediatric population, the pediatric orthopedic surgery team at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio helps children with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions reach their functional potential.
Many of our young patients are diagnosed with overuse injuries and report pain exacerbations when running.
In November 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a joint resolution passed by Congress that brought attention to the “two and one-half million Americans” affected by Alzheimer’s disease and the $25 billion annual cost of nursing home admissions.
Many physicians receive periodic financial statements from their accountants, but do not fully understand those financial statements.
University Transplant Center houses central and south Texas’ only living liver donor program, which can provide shorter wait times and healthier outcomes for patients requiring liver transplants.
Expert pediatric cancer physicians and researchers at UT Health San Antonio are working to improve the lives of children with cancer, both for today and tomorrow.
We have all read articles or attended conferences where the topic is physician burnout. But what about Medical Practice Manager burnout? What happens to the medical practice when its administrative leader is not as effective as he or she once was and is ready to throw in the towel?
At some stage, business owners are ready to launch and take the next steps to grow their business. In many cases, financing is needed to get to that next level. It’s essential for business owners to have knowledge of the variety of financing options available. For businesses just getting started or those looking to grow, a government-backed loan from the Small Business Administration (SBA) may make the most sense.
The research efforts of Cynthia Blanco, MD, Medical Director of the Neonatal Nutrition & Bone Institute at University Health System and Professor of Neonatology at UT Health San Antonio, recently helped the medication Omegaven gain FDA approval. The medication, developed by German healthcare company Fresenius Kabi, helps save the lives of infants with parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease.
A multi-institution clinical trial involving researchers from UT Health San Antonio shows significantly lower recurrence of bladder cancer in patients who received the chemotherapy drug gemcitabine.
For people whose family members have epilepsy, every day is about epilepsy awareness. But November’s Epilepsy Awareness Month is when the epilepsy community comes together to promote awareness to the general public. This year’s campaign is to ensure everyone knows that epilepsy is from the brain. The brain is also the source of solutions for epilepsy and the challenges of living with epilepsy.
To become a physician takes exceptional dedication and focus. Doctors acquire a vast quantity of medical knowledge but too little in the business management area. In today’s environment, business issues can dominate the running of a medical practice. It is important for you to be aware of common mistakes that are made in operating a practice, and even more importantly, to address the possibility that you are making some of these mistakes.
Your recruiting process started months ago, the new physician has executed the employment agreement and now it’s time for the new physician to join the practice. If your practice doesn’t have an onboarding checklist, now is the time to develop it.