Democrat Sheldon Silver was on his way to becoming the longest-serving assembly speaker in New York state history when he was arrested Jan. 22 and charged with accepting more than $4 million in bribes and kickbacks. His arrest followed a lengthy investigation by Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, also a Democrat.
Crouse Neuroscience Institute: A Gateway to Advanced Brain and Spine Care in Central New York
In leasing space for any business, the landlord and tenant must negotiate several basic terms, which include lease duration, rental amounts and respective obligations for maintenance and repairs. However, physician tenants have unique concerns beyond the basic provisions generally applicable to tenants. A physician tenant must navigate regulatory and non-regulatory issues particular to the practice of medicine in order to successfully negotiate a lease.
An interview with Beverly Lawton, Executive Director of Franciscan Lifeline
Experts at Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists’ Cartilage Center of New York provide innovative treatments for cartilage injuries in younger, more active patients.
The Heart Group of Syracuse brings leading-edge technologies to Central New York to treat the spectrum of cardiac and arrhythmic disorders. The group recently performed the region’s first cryoablations and implanted its first subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillators (S-ICD).
If you are heading into stage 2 of meaningful use and feel like a deer in headlights, you are not alone. 
One of the most frightening professional occurrences that a physician may experience is investigation by the licensing authority. 
An interview with Jeanine Fadeley, Program Director, St. Joseph’s Hospital Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the ACA into law after more than a year of debate both inside and outside of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. The 2,000-plus-page ACA is often referred to as Obamacare since approval of the law was an early priority for President Obama and his administration.
The Accountable Care Coalition of Syracuse has developed innovative ways to improve the health of Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries in Syracuse, while reducing hospitalization and cost.
Since electronic health record (EHR) software first emerged on the scene in the 1990s, physicians have been struggling to balance its benefits and the disruption it can create to clinical workflow.
Time is working against your meaningful use efforts this year. If you haven’t already begun to address the multitude of issues, you may already be behind the eight ball.
Your mother or father probably once told you the price of an item is not the same as its cost. What that meant was the price is what you pay for something today. But the cost of a product factors in not only what you pay for it but also what the product returns to you over time.
With privileges at all five Syracuse hospitals, The Heart Group of Syracuse provides rigorously tailored, streamlined care to Central New York patients who need cardiac electrophysiology services.
On April 1, Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) opened the doors of its new location at the Heritage Commons building in North Syracuse, providing comprehensive, coordinated treatment by expert orthopedists using state-of-the-art technology.
Stepparents present an interesting issue for healthcare providers treating minor stepchildren. Because minors — those under the age of 18 — are deemed incapable of consenting to their own medical treatment under New York law, providers must obtain informed consent from the minor’s parent or legal guardian before commencing treatment.1 The question we have been called on to answer numerous times is whether stepparents are authorized under the law to give such consent.
By utilizing technology, Southern Tier HealthLink is making profound effects on care delivery through facilitated electronic exchange of health information.
Interventional physiatrists effectively treat musculoskeletal and spine pain using therapeutic options that restore patients’ functionality and quality of life.
We spend years working at our jobs, diligently setting aside a portion of our pay into retirement savings accounts. The plan is to retire a little earlier and live a little longer than the average person, and not to run out of money in the process! The biggest threat against this plan is not a stock market “correction” or higher taxes, but rather a long-term care event that might happen to you or your spouse early in retirement.