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Mark Drew, Vice President and Production Manager for Amegy Mortgage in San Antonio, explains how Amegy Mortgage can help you with your residential financing goals.
It’s no secret that with our increasing population of older adults comes a substantial need for geriatricians to coordinate primary care for your senior patients. 
Patients, families and even healthcare professionals often have questions about long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals, their role in supporting recovery and who can MOST benefit from this specialized care setting.
If you are in the renovation or construction phase of an office building or have owned an office building for several years, there is an important question that you need to review relating to the depreciation of the building and components. What time frame are my assets being depreciated over?
Attracting the attention of the people you want to recruit is vital to the success of a recruitment campaign in any industry. Findings from Cejka Search’s annual Residents and Fellows Survey indicate that new physicians are looking for and choosing their first practice opportunity earlier than ever<sup>1</sup>, so it is critical for practices to begin an outreach strategy tailored to the needs of early-career physicians earlier as well.
To say the mortgage industry has been transformed in the last six years is an understatement.
Joanne Brewer was the proverbial picture of health for most of her life. “I was one of those healthy people who didn’t use any of my health insurance, and I hated like heck to have to pay for it,” the 73-year-old retired educator says. “I wasn’t overweight, did not have high blood pressure and never smoked a day in my life.”
The Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 was signed into law on June 29, 2015. One significant change from this law that will affect medical practices and other businesses soon is an increase to penalties assessed on tax information reporting. This includes items such as Forms W-2 and 1099. The previous penalty of $100 per information return was increased to $250 per information return. For many practices, this law change could have serious implications.
Last month, we discussed a new exception to the Stark Law that will allow hospitals, federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics to provide payments to physicians for the purpose of recruiting and employing nonphysician practitioners (NPPs).
The complete blood count (CBC) with reticulocytes, one of the most frequently ordered lab tests, may be underutilized by physicians for diagnostic purposes.
Our healthcare system is awash in unprecedented change. While the various undercurrents are numerous, two specific concepts are dramatically impacting healthcare real estate decisions.
The San Antonio medical office real estate market has evolved in response to our city’s influx of new residents, increases in healthcare needs for our growing senior population and healthcare reform changes.
As recently as 1970, children’s orthopedic needs remained within the scope of adult orthopedic surgeons. In fact, according to the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, only nine orthopedic surgeons in the United States and Canada concentrated on children’s cases. Today, specialists in Pediatric Orthopedics at UT Medicine San Antonio know, as the age-old medical school wisdom goes, children are not just little adults. The dedicated pediatric practice at UT Medicine San Antonio blends advanced surgical techniques, physical therapy and less invasive treatments with a passion for helping all children.
Jeanne Bennett, Senior Vice President and the Head of Private Banking for Amegy Bank in San Antonio, explains how Amegy Bank can help you reach your financial goals.
Denette Buenrostro, RN, co-founded a program in San Antonio called The Circle of Care. She is also the President/CEO of the largest vascular access company in Central Texas, Epicc Vascular.
The demand for primary care services is projected to outpace the growth in the supply of primary care personnel available to meet the need.
When the pediatric hematology/oncology specialists from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio moved their practice to University Hospital last year, the hospital had just gone through a major redesign and renovation. But the opportunity to become the new home to a nationally recognized academic research and treatment program for children with cancer and blood disorders prompted University Health System leaders to go back to the drawing board and create space for the new South Texas Pediatric Blood & Cancer Center.
Earlier this year, a long-term health provider was notified by one of its business associates (BAs) that a bag which held a laptop and mobile phone belonging to a registered nurse employed by the BA was stolen. The nurse’s laptop was encrypted, but the encryption key was also in the stolen bag. The mobile phone was neither encrypted nor password-protected. In total, the breach affected approximately 2,700 patients.
Before any tax planning can be properly performed, physicians must have a good understanding of the year-to-date net income for both their medical practice and their personal taxes. This requires having timely financial statements for the medical practice and knowing the estimated taxable income and projected tax liability for their personal situation. Having said that, let’s look at some year-end tax planning moves to consider:
Helping a physician start his or her own medical practice has been one of the most rewarding and one of the most challenging undertakings we have experienced in our professional careers.