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On Sept. 5, 2018, the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center hosted a roundtable discussion with esteemed cancer leaders from UT Health San Antonio and MD Anderson Cancer Center to talk about the impact of cancer in San Antonio and how collaboration in patient care and research is essential to improving not only the outcomes for patients, but how creating a streamlined system of care using proven protocols and processes can best support families and caregivers. These thought leaders and clinicians walked through the rising incidence of the disease in San Antonio. They also laid out plans for how their work together will positively impact patients and their families while focusing on overall cost or “value” of health care spend for this disease that strikes aging and Hispanic populations disproportionately.
Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) in California have found a link between thirdhand smoke (THS) exposure and lung cancer risk in mice.
More than 7,000 physicians, scientists, investigators and advocates from across the globe will descend on San Antonio the first week in December for the 41st annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
The prevention and treatment of breast cancer is optimally achieved through a well orchestrated team approach. The Baptist Network for Cancer Care was created more than five years ago to provide Bexar County and South Texas with an efficient and compassionate model to prevent and treat breast cancer. As a result, our Breast Centers have garnered and maintained national recognition and certification of excellence through the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
Immunotherapy is the new frontier in cancer treatment, and researchers at START are at the forefront. START is one of the largest Phase 1 clinical trial organizations in the world.
No matter the size of your medical practice, staff turnover can cause problems if there aren’t enough staff members to ensure patient appointment demands are met. Could some of the turnover be prevented if we took a different approach to managing our practice?
True to its rich history in south Texas, Peripheral Vascular Associates (PVA) provides full-spectrum treatment for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) ranging from risk-factor modification to endovascular interventions to surgery.
In the medical practice setting, theft is often perpetrated by the same individuals who are typically given access to both financial assets and your trust: your own employees.
Does your staff think those who work in the Billing Department are the only staff members responsible for the revenue cycle? If they do, you may want to have an impromptu staff meeting to discuss how everyone plays a role in the revenue cycle.
Medical practice costs across the nation continue to rise — from increased wages for your staff in an ever-tightening job market, to rising employee benefit costs and increased overhead costs. At the same time, due to lower carrier reimbursement rates, you often must absorb these rising costs.
We have written other articles in the past about decreased revenue and increased expenses. It’s an issue every medical practice must understand and take steps to reverse the trends. Increasing your revenue could be as easy as getting rid of some bad employee habits or increasing your social media presence.
A new generation of cystic fibrosis (CF) survivors are living longer and better thanks to improved treatments and understanding of the disease. The Cystic Fibrosis Center at University Health System’s Robert B. Green Campus offers a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to care from diagnosis through adulthood.
Pediatric Orthopedic Associates of San Antonio, or POASA (pronounced pōsa), is a specialty care organization comprised entirely of board-certified pediatric orthopedic surgeons.