Francisco Cigarroa, MD, stepped down as Chancellor of the UT System to again perform pediatric liver transplants at University Hospital. He joins an adult liver program ranked in the top 10 nationally for patient and graft survival rates.
Medical practices face a variety of expenses. Most of these are paid by the practice, but some are paid by the physician or employees out of personal funds. The distinction of who pays the expenses makes a big difference in how they are treated at tax time.
For most medical practices and healthcare systems, earned media (news coverage) is a key part of the overall marketing program. Whether you are a clinician or an administrator, at some point it’s likely that you will be tapped to speak with a reporter in a TV, radio or print interview to promote the organization.
Many people avoid estate planning because they are too busy, do not think they are old enough to need it or simply find it uncomfortable to talk about death. Estate planning may not always take highest priority, but it is an essential part of your overall financial plan. Take the time to do your estate planning now to ensure your financial goals for you, your family and your practice are met both during and after your life.
In recent years, the federal government has placed greater emphasis on healthcare fraud enforcement, and this trend is expected to continue. While the focus had long been on large providers, such as hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, the federal government in 2014 intensified its enforcement of fraud and abuse laws on physicians allegedly engaged in unlawful activity.
Dedicated to serving the primary care needs of San Antonio’s Southside community, the new, bilingual practice of Jorge Estrada, MD, is accepting patients ages 16 and older with Medicare, Medicaid and most other forms of insurance.
The injured come in all sizes, young and old. They include parents and children driving to church on a recent Sunday morning, a mother taking her daughters to dance lessons, and a father holding the hand of his children as they crossed a busy intersection.
Health care is about the patients. Physicians work for patients. Hospitals work for patients. Treatments are invented, tested and marketed for patients. Patients rely on their physicians and the healthcare system to provide expertise and guidance on which treatment is right for them. However, physicians don’t always know about all the latest treatments available through late-phase clinical trials.