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Estate planning is telling the courts what to do with your stuff in case you die. When it comes to estate planning, everybody needs something. Figuring out what that “something” is can be difficult.
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio’s innovative Culinary Health Education for Families (CHEF) program combats childhood and adolescent obesity through education that combines the science of nutrition with the art of cooking.
The most common statements made by physicians are, “my expenses are increasing” and “my revenue is decreasing.” Are these comments made from reviewing hard data, or just a gut feeling? It is difficult to make decisions affecting the medical practice and strategic planning without having objective, current and correct data.
University Health System’s Texas Diabetes Institute combines superb care, education, prevention and research to combat a deadly chronic disease.
In the medical community, September is dedicated to bringing awareness of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and its process.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), along with the U.S. Department of Justice, has launched a massive effort to identify and prosecute tax evaders from the medical profession. A major emphasis is to initiate criminal investigations and perform audits of thousands of healthcare providers, focusing on issues such as tax shelter schemes, concealment of income and excessive deductions.
Last month’s column provided a brief overview of the False Claims Act (FCA). To recap, the FCA is a federal law that imposes liability on persons and companies who defraud government programs.
Opening in October, Rapid Recovery Center by Mainstreet Health will transform short-term rehabilitation in San Antonio, making a 5-star hotel-like experience — including high-end restaurant-quality food — central to patients’ recovery from major illness and surgery.
People in San Antonio are not healthy. In 2017, Bexar County ranked 78th in the state in terms of good health. In San Antonio, 68 to 71 percent of the population is overweight or obese, and one in seven San Antonians have diabetes. This is part of a global phenomenon, in which the greatest risk of cancer will be in the developing world in the next 20 years.
In Bexar County, one in three school-age children is either overweight or obese. The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is a founding partner in an innovative community collaboration aimed at lowering that statistic.
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.