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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.
Many physicians receive periodic financial statements from their accountants, but do not fully understand those financial statements.
University Transplant Center houses central and south Texas’ only living liver donor program, which can provide shorter wait times and healthier outcomes for patients requiring liver transplants.
Expert pediatric cancer physicians and researchers at UT Health San Antonio are working to improve the lives of children with cancer, both for today and tomorrow.
We have all read articles or attended conferences where the topic is physician burnout. But what about Medical Practice Manager burnout? What happens to the medical practice when its administrative leader is not as effective as he or she once was and is ready to throw in the towel?
At some stage, business owners are ready to launch and take the next steps to grow their business. In many cases, financing is needed to get to that next level. It’s essential for business owners to have knowledge of the variety of financing options available. For businesses just getting started or those looking to grow, a government-backed loan from the Small Business Administration (SBA) may make the most sense.
The research efforts of Cynthia Blanco, MD, Medical Director of the Neonatal Nutrition & Bone Institute at University Health System and Professor of Neonatology at UT Health San Antonio, recently helped the medication Omegaven gain FDA approval. The medication, developed by German healthcare company Fresenius Kabi, helps save the lives of infants with parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease.