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Q & A with Dr. Steven Ullmann and Alex Azar of Miami Herbert Business School | Part 2 of 2-part series

Part 2 of a 2-Part Series (Read Part 1 HERE) One of the most established Health Executive MBA programs in the U.S. is the one offered by the University of Miami’s Patti and Allan Herbert Business School (Miami Herbert). The University's highly regarded faculty includes Dr. Steven G. Ullmann and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar. Dr. Ullmann, a professor of health...

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Miami Herbert Business School’s HEMBA: A Diverse Faculty with an Unparalleled Depth of Experience | Part 1 of 2-part series

Part 1 of 2-part series Master’s programs in healthcare have become a hot commodity over the past 10 years and competition for students has grown fierce as a plethora of new programs have been added to meet rising demand. One of the most established Health Executive MBA programs in the U.S. is the one offered by the University of Miami’s Patti and Allan Herbert Business School (Miami Herbert)....

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How Theranos’ faulty blood tests got to market – and what that shows about gaps in FDA regulation

Theranos promised that a drop of blood could yield many health secrets. RapidEye/E+ via Getty Images ~~~~~~~~~~ One of the most high-profile trials of the year is underway to decide whether Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes defrauded patients and investors. Her blood testing startup, once valued at almost US$10 billion, was based on a seemingly revolutionary premise. Company executives promised...

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Biosimilar Drugs Are Cheaper Than Biologics. Are They Similar Enough to Switch?

It took years for Elle Moxley to get a diagnosis that explained her crippling gastrointestinal pain, digestion problems, fatigue, and hot, red rashes. And after learning in 2016 that she had Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammation of the digestive tract, she spent more than four years trying medications before getting her disease under control with a biologic drug called Remicade. So Moxley, 33,...

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Billing No-Nos: Selective Billing Activities

Much in the same way no one instrument is the most important in an orchestral piece, so no one aspect of the billing process is the most important. The stops along the billing route all contribute to the steady flow of revenue into the practice. Consider the standard billing process, which includes: timely locking of the visit note, which contains documentation to support all the services...

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Vaccines could affect how the coronavirus evolves – but that’s no reason to skip your shot

Vaccines against COVID-19 are the safest – and fastest – way to prevent the spread of variants. Luis Alvarez/ DigitalVision via Getty Images   Takeaways A 2015 paper on a chicken virus showed vaccines could enable more deadly variants to spread – in chickens. But that outcome is rare. Only a minority of human and animal vaccines have affected the evolution of a virus. In most of those...

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