Best Practices

Tampa’s Mayor vs. a Covid-Era Super Bowl

With its lively music scene and Ybor City historical district full of bars and restaurants, Tampa has a nightlife hard to beat anywhere in Florida. The city will have a big reason to party on Sunday — as the site of Super Bowl LV and the first city to host its own football team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in the championship game. The expected arrival of thousands of exuberant fans and the usual...

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How to help Covid-19 long-haulers

Those of us who try to prepare communities for outbreaks of infectious diseases have a saying: Once you’ve seen one pandemic, you’ve seen one pandemic. In other words, each deadly outbreak is different, and brings with it new challenges. As members of a team that helps the nation’s largest public health-care system prepare for and respond to outbreaks, we are on constant alert. In the past...

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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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