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In less than three years, CHRISTUS Westover Hills Orthopaedics has built a robust program founded upon expeditious evaluation and carefully designed treatment protocols.
The move to value-based purchasing is driving physicians to improve the quality of their results to maximize reimbursement by Medicare and other insurers. Many physicians assume that effective practice management is the key to running a successful practice.
Concerned patients and investigative government officials will now have an easier time searching online for reported payments or other transfers of value made to physicians by manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, biologicals, or medical supplies covered by U.S. federal health care programs.
Whether you have your own practice or serve as a leader in a physician group, you have a role in creating an engaging environment where employees give their best efforts every day. If they offer their best, they can help you achieve your practice goals.
One in eight women will personally battle breast cancer at some point in life, according to the National Cancer Institute. In 2012, there were an estimated 1,460 total cases in Bexar County, and specialists at Methodist Healthcare provided care for approximately 1,000 women from Bexar County and beyond.
In today’s fast-moving, multitasking society, convenience and accessibility are important factors for consumers making medical decisions. The idea of medical practitioners co-locating their services to make patients’ visits more efficient and effective isn’t new, but the trend is growing as more and more providers and patients realize the benefits of shared facilities.
As Long-Term Cancer Survival Rates Increase, So Do the Consequences of Prolonged Opioid Therapy.
At CHRISTUS Weight Loss Institute – Westover Hills, experts use bariatric surgery to remedy — and even prevent — serious health issues.
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital ­– Medical Center puts advanced technology in the hands of a team of skilled academic and private practice physicians, to the benefit of the region’s patients.
From the Texas Hill Country to San Antonio to South Texas, Cancer Care Centers of South Texas (CCCST) brings state-of-the-art treatments, personalized, compassionate and comprehensive care, and access to clinical trials — close to where patients live and work.
At Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio, robotic surgery offers improved accuracy and faster recoveries, while the innovative use of stem cell allografts may improve the effectiveness of spinal fusion.
Big-time defrauders are not the only ones on the government’s radar these days. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) — the agency tasked with enforcing the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (42 U.S.C. §1320a-7b) — has begun cracking down on health care providers who receive kickback payments in amounts as low as $200. One recent enforcement action has shown that the government is now willing to enforce the Anti-Kickback Statute against physicians and others who solicit or receive any type of kickbacks, no matter how small the illegal payments or other remuneration might be.
At Southwest General Hospital, cardiovascular care is personal. The hospital’s Cardiology Department provides comprehensive treatment geared toward the specific needs of its community.
Obesity is a major health problem worldwide, and it has reached epidemic proportion in Western society. Evidence that obesity is a major risk factor for many diseases and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality continues to accumulate.
Lung cancer is responsible for more cancer-related deaths in both men and women in the United States than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast and pancreatic). According to the American Cancer Society, almost 220,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, with tobacco use being a major risk factor in the development of this cancer. However, early detection through screenings and treatment can decrease mortality rates and save lives.
This year, Methodist Children’s Hospital celebrates 15 years at the forefront of pediatric care. With a family-centered philosophy and unparalleled breadth of specialty services, Methodist Children’s Hospital provides children of the San Antonio area the highest quality care.
For many people, building a custom home is a dream come true, but the complex financing, design and construction processes can be intimidating. However, a few steps can be taken to help you prepare for this incredible undertaking.
Whether establishing new medical practices or expanding existing ones, more physicians are utilizing loans to help them reach their long-term goals.
ACell, Inc. is a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of tissue repair products based on its proprietary urinary bladder matrix (UBM) technology platform. ACell offers a broad range of surgical solutions, in addition to its complex wound management products.