By now, most medical practices have already wrestled with whether to start down the road of using an electronic health record (EHR) system. The vast majority have decided to make the jump.
Q: Mr. Miller, what is the background of your firm — what year founded, how many locations? A: Audibel is a national firm, founded in 1969, with locations across the United States. I am the owner of the Syracuse Hearing Aid Center, DBA Audibel here in Central New York. We have three convenient locations.
In times of old, not much thought went into buying and selling real estate. You could get a mortgage for more than the purchase price with little money down, and sellers could ask more money than a property was worth.
Offering the only cancer program in Central New York accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, Upstate Medical University is integrating oncology care under one roof. This beautiful new setting provides sophisticated medical treatments and extensive patient and family resources.
Health care was the largest job-creation sector the past several years, with most of the jobs added in ambulatory care facilities. It has been a trend that hasn’t slowed down.
In the final stretch of the year, if the ground feels like it’s moving because of uncertainty related to meaningful use, that’s because it is. Things have not gone as planned with the program, and the rules are still in a state of flux. Each practice has to come to grips with its EHR situation based on how the new proposed “flexibility rule” affects it.
A year anticipated as one fraught with challenges for meaningful users attempting to adopt new stage 2 rules for EHR, 2014 has not disappointed. As it turns out, however, the greatest challenge has come from announcements of changes by the rule makers themselves.
It has been said that buying life insurance is like going to see the dentist: No one wants to do it, but you know you need to. Almost all medical professionals will own some amount of life insurance during their lifetime. 
Our office routinely answers questions from physician offices and hospitals regarding waiver of patient copays and deductibles (collectively “coinsurance”).
Our office routinely answers questions from physician offices and hospitals regarding waiver of patient copays and deductibles (collectively “coinsurance”). The temptation to waive coinsurance arises in many different scenarios, including the following: when patients are financially distressed, when one wishes to extend professional courtesy to colleagues and their families, and when collection efforts have negligible results. 
Eileen Brophy of Brophy Services offers an inside look at cleaning services for healthcare facilities.
In the past few months alone, more than $250 million in fines have been handed out for Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute violations across the country.
In the world of leading-edge radiology care, subspecialty expertise is a must. 
Franciscan Companies works with St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center and multiple other partners in the region to help patients with complex health conditions live safely at home.
In an ever-changing medical field, health care providers have begun to explore new ways to fulfill their real estate needs. Although the concept isn’t new, the types of practices trending toward retail locations is.
Since its inception, meaningful use has focused primarily on the provider community. Beginning in 2014, however, it will begin to directly involve patients through portal technology.
So you have finally decided that a new construction project is necessary. Where do you start?
At Crouse Hospital, the sports medicine program is rapidly fulfilling its mission to provide care and support for active individuals of all ages in the Syracuse and Central New York area. Key to that mission is primary care sports medicine, a field that focuses on the medical management of physically active people.
The successful interior design of any medical office space goes far beyond selecting paint colors for the walls. It involves a total theme that should be centered on patients and how they interact with the surrounding environment. With the help of your design professional and a good understanding of a few basic principles, you can be well on your way to creating an inviting clinical environment that promotes patient healing and gives you the edge over your competition.
The legal needs of healthcare businesses involve many areas of the law, and attorneys working with the healthcare industry are often called upon for counsel on a wide variety of topics. Our firm’s Health Care Practice Group consistently works with our Labor and Employment Group for advice on day-to-day operating strategies and best practices for healthcare business management.