“There’s already a shortage, and it’s going to get worse,” says Jim Stroud, a CPA with the Warren Averett healthcare consulting group. According to local job listings, medical practices and hospitals are finding it hard to fill practice administrator openings.
Could a Four Dollar Generic be the Answer?
Rogue T- cells that attack the body’s own pancreatic beta cells have long been known as the primary villains in the autoimmune process that becomes Type 1 diabetes.
The transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) is the current gold standard for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), but the less invasive prostate laser vaporization technology is proving to be beneficial for patients as well and has similar outcomes to the traditional procedures.
Recurring kidney stones are a problem for a number of people, especially those living in the Southeast’s hot, humid climate.
With just two Medicare exam codes, a physician raised her revenue by $45,320. “So many services that patients are eligible for, like preventative care visits, don’t get utilized by providers, and many are already performing the services,” says Julie Thompson, billing supervisor at MediSYS.
If we could turn back time; if, before the ragged cough developed, before symptoms were recognized too late, if we could detect this lethal killer in its early, much more curable stage, many of the people who will die this year from lung cancer probably would have lived.
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
This year, more than 40,000 Americans will learn they are dying of a disease they have probably never heard of. It kills as many Americans as breast cancer, and trends indicate it will soon be killing more.
“A thing that is a necessity here is considered a luxury for much of the world,” says Ashish Shah, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at UAB.
Pediatric Plastic Surgeons Reshape Lives
When you think of plastic surgery, nips and tucks to hide the sags and wrinkles of aging faces may be the first thought that comes to mind.
With the introduction of new health insurance plans stemming from the Affordable Care Act, deductibles and copays may be leaping beyond most patients’ ability to pay. “Some of our clients have seen deductibles of $5,000 or more,” says Jim Stroud, CPA, with Warren Averett Kimbrough & Marino. “Practices that have struggled in the past to collect $50 copays are going to suffer significantly.”
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