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.
Francisco Cigarroa, MD, stepped down as Chancellor of the UT System to again perform pediatric liver transplants at University Hospital. He joins an adult liver program ranked in the top 10 nationally for patient and graft survival rates.
The cycle of life begins with childish and ends with childlike—that’s what Mama said. Now that I am 73, I frequently encounter others who learned this point of view.
Patients like Julie Louviere give oncologists at Cancer Care Centers of South Texas (CCCST) motivation and inspiration.
The innovative San Antonio company partners with physicians to help patients reduce oxidative stress, manage glucose spikes and decrease fasting glucose levels.
Federal regulators are taking violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act very seriously. 
Medical practices face a variety of expenses. Most of these are paid by the practice, but some are paid by the physician or employees out of personal funds. The distinction of who pays the expenses makes a big difference in how they are treated at tax time.
Important Information That May Affect Your Business
For most medical practices and healthcare systems, earned media (news coverage) is a key part of the overall marketing program. Whether you are a clinician or an administrator, at some point it’s likely that you will be tapped to speak with a reporter in a TV, radio or print interview to promote the organization.