Best Practices

Does online opioid treatment work?

The Covid-19 pandemic brought a sudden shift to virtual health care. That has increased access — and possibly outcomes, too — for patients with opioid use disorder. While Covid-19’s death toll grabbed the spotlight these past two years, another epidemic continued marching grimly onward in America: deaths from opioid overdose. A record 68,630 individuals died from opioid overdoses in 2020, partly...

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Do I Really Need Billing Policies?

Call us nerds but we’re fans of having policies & procedures. They’re not a magic bullet by any means, but they do provide a framework for operating that accomplishes two things: P&P force practice leaders to consider and document business standards and processes and they guide and remind employees about those workplace standards and processes. So, although they can be the bane of a...

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Technological Innovation, Access, and the Current Political Landscape: Miami Herbert Speakers Offer a Diverse Perspective

Entitled Technology, Access and the New Normal, The University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School presented its latest Business of Health Care Conference on April 1, 2022. The event was held in front of a live audience at Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL. It was also livestreamed. The afternoon programs included a diverse six-person panel focused on Technological Innovation as...

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Three Reasons Why Relatives Are Not Your Ideal Employee Source

Over the years we’ve worked with countless start-up and small healthcare businesses and one common thread is usually the employment of family and friends. This is certainly understandable, especially when launching a new company, since funds are usually tight and well, it’s a no-brainer to want to turn cheerleaders into workers. Over 20 years in consulting and decades more in health services...

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Here’s What’s Being Done to Increase Access to Telehealth

As telehealth continues to gain momentum among those with internet capabilities, those without it are being left behind. According to the research group BroadbandNow, more than 42 million Americans lack broadband access, many of them in rural communities. Meantime, many of those who do have access struggle to pay for it. A study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research in January...

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1 in 4 Americans are covered by Medicaid or CHIP – a program that insures low-income kids

More than 91% of the country has health insurance now. The Good Brigade/DigitalVision via Getty Images ~~~~~~ CC BY-ND ~~~~~~~ As of July 2021, a total of 83.6 million Americans were insured through either Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program. That’s almost 1 in 4 Americans, with 76.7 million insured through Medicaid and 6.9 million through CHIP. Both public health insurance...

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