Dr. Francis Hornicek Named Chair of Orthopaedics and a Leader at Sylvester

Francis Hornicek, MD, PhD, has been named chair of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Hornicek, who completed his residency at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and began his academic career on the Miller School faculty, has served most recently as chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Hornicek has also been named director of orthopaedic oncology at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. He will serve as a member of the Sylvester Clinical Research Advisory Board, the Scientific Steering Committee, and the Academic Advisory Council, among other leadership activities....

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Insurance Industry Veteran Shares Post-COVID Outlook

Licensed as an insurance broker since 1981 in Florida, Matt Gracey is an expert in medical malpractice insurance coverages and leads the team at Danna-Gracey, based in Delray Beach, FL. With four decades of experience, Matt has seen it all in the Florida insurance markets. I had a chance to chat with Matt recently. Below is a lightly edited transcript of our conversation: Before COVID, we had been discussing the hardening med mal insurance market. The alternatives like RRGs had been in decline and we were seeing ongoing consolidation in the marketplace. How has the pandemic influenced or accelerated these trends? Courts are closed or jammed up due to the pandemic; thus, number and severity...

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FMV (Fair Market Valuation) Heads Up

FMVs are at the heart of healthcare regulatory compliance when money or anything of value changes hands in a healthcare business setting. Why? Two reasons: Healthcare laws (Stark, the Anti Kickback Statute and the Patient Brokering Act) all target money changing hands in the healthcare business space; and There are clear exemptions and exceptions that have as an essential ingredient that the compensation (or pricing) is consistent with “fair market value.” How it Goes - A Six Part Process Locking down an externally performed FMV (part of the “gold standard” in regulatory compliance) is a process. Here’s what it should look like: Step 1. The healthcare business person or his/her advisors...

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Selection of a Health System CEO

The North Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to name Shane Strum the next President and Chief Executive Officer of Broward Health on 2/8/21. The vote was taken as part of the Board's special meeting to interview candidates for the position. Dr. Michael Hochberg, President and Chief Medical Officer for the Acclaim Physician Group, and Joseph Mullany, past President of Vassar Brothers Medical Center, were also interviewed by the Commissioners. Mr. Strum has an impressive resume with tons of South Florida experience. Most recently, Strum has been serving as Chief of Staff to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Prior to his work with the state, Strum served as Senior...

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