Best Practices

What to Do When the Government Comes Knocking

You do everything right. You’re careful to dot your i’s and cross your t’s. Compliance is hard-wired because you’re in an industry that’s highly regulated and you’ve built into your operations a series of compliance checks and balances. However, even with strong controls in place, compliance efforts sometimes fall short– and whether you’re a physician group, a pharmacy, a durable medical...

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Virtual agents of change: How computers are mapping Covid-19’s future

It’s been a long year, but a vaccine against Covid-19 has started to roll out across the United States. There won’t be enough to vaccinate everyone right away, so public health officials will need to figure out how to manage the slow ramp-up of immunity. Do we make faster progress by focusing on locked-down regions first, or on those that have tried to stay open? Dense urban areas or suburbs...

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Healthcare Equity: Reckoning with racial inequality and disparate outcomes

Presented virtually by the University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School, the ninth annual Business of Healthcare conference was held on Friday, October 30. This program is produced each year by the Miami Herbert Business School Center for Health Management and Policy. The business school is renowned for its Health Executive MBA, the highest ranked (by U.S. News & World...

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OIG Issues Fraud Alert Targeting Pharma Speaker Programs

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) earlier this month issued a fraud alert targeting speaker programs hosted by pharmaceutical and medical device companies. The watchdog agency’s alert points to fraud and abuse risks associated with the payment, solicitation or receipt of renumeration relating to these programs. These programs pay healthcare...

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Building a Better Normal: Two Prominent MDs Forecast the Post-Pandemic World

The University of Miami presented its ninth annual Business of Healthcare conference virtually on Friday, October 30. This program is produced annually by the Miami Herbert Business School Center for Health Management and Policy. The business school is renowned for its Health Executive MBA, the highest ranked (by U.S. News & World Report), longest running health executive MBA in the region....

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Health insurers are starting to roll back coverage for telehealth – even though demand is way up due to COVID-19

Private insurers saw telehealth claims increase over 4,000% from 2019 to 2020. Solskin/DigitalVision via Getty Images   In less than a year, telehealth has gone from a niche rarity to a common practice. Its ability to ensure physical distance, preserve personal protective equipment and prevent the spread of infection among health care workers and patients has been invaluable during the...

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