Best Practices

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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Senior driving safety: when is it time to put down the keys?

Older individuals often find themselves dealing with more health issues, including physical and mental ones, which may prevent them from driving to the best of their ability. Health issues may range from stiff joints and aching muscles to slower reflexes and symptoms of dementia. These ailments might be a natural part of aging and somewhat expected, but they can also make driving more of a...

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DOJ recovers $5.6B in FCA Settlements/Judgments

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced it had taken in more than $5.6 billion in False Claims Act (FCA) settlements and judgments in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2021. That’s the second largest annual total in the history of the FCA and the largest in seven years. In FY 2020, DOJ’s recoveries only totaled $2.2 billion. Healthcare fraud once again was the number one source...

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Bascom Palmer Celebrates 60th Anniversary

On January 21, 1962, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology, officially opened its doors as the first center in the southeastern United States devoted exclusively to the study and treatment of the eye. From its humble beginning with two faculty members, Bascom Palmer has grown steadily for six decades, becoming a global leader...

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