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We hear a lot of discussion about physicians not being able to maintain their independent medical practices because of greatly increased administrative burdens, higher expenses and especially the current trend of lower reimbursements. That same discussion points out that physicians leaving residency will not open new practices, opting instead to join hospital systems.
In just two years, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System has assembled a team of nearly 40 urologic oncologists and other specialists from across San Antonio that focuses on diagnosing, treating and preventing urologic cancers in south Texas, close to where patients live and work.
The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) helps save the lives of wounded warriors through extensive research and contributions to advanced medical technologies and techniques.
A UT Health San Antonio lung specialist is the first in Texas to use a new genomic test to better and less invasively diagnose a patient with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a serious, chronic, progressive and scarring lung disease with an average survival time of less than five years after diagnosis.
Even considering the time commitment required to maintain a quality employee handbook, there is little question that employee handbooks can be priceless in solving problems, resolving issues and providing benefits to employers and employees alike.
As technology rapidly changes, you are more prone to fraud attacks, so it’s essential you know how to protect your accounts from fraud. Take the opportunity to review them often to reduce that risk.
MagForce USA Inc., a subsidiary of German medical device company MagForce AG, is testing the effectiveness of a nanotechnology-based therapy that is believed to safely ablate prostate cancer cells.
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) focus on improving the patients’ health and experience while reducing costs.
Designed to generate a clear mind, yoga comes from the sanskrit word “yuj” which means “to yoke” or “to join.” Yoga, at its very essence, is the union of mind, body and spirit. The practice itself bridges the mind and body into one cohesive unit through breath and attention, allowing us to access complete presence. Peace is taking in the moment with equanimity as it is rather than as you “think” it should be. For the common person, yoga offers an entire landscape of mental maintenance to prevent negative feedback loops and neglected mental hygiene.
Over the last few months, there has been a noticeable increase in articles in various medical magazines about how to make our physicians’ practices more profitable. The increase in expenses and stagnant-to-declining revenues continue to hit our medical practices hard. As a CPA who works with several medical practices, I read these articles with great interest.
University Health System is addressing a gap in health care for women who have or are at risk for heart disease.
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.