Monthly Archives: November 2016

Does Ability to Pay Count for Anything Any More?

By: Benton Curtis Through the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program Report (the “HCFAC”), the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) annually trot out their most recent efforts to combat health care fraud … Continue reading

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In Life and Business- The Importance of the 5 Ps

By Stephen H. Siegel Included in the training of new Assistant United States Attorneys is a saying: “proper preparation prevents poor performance” (the “5 Ps”). This saying is applicable to both our personal and professional lives. For example, many of … Continue reading

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Whistleblowers in Health Care- What’s a Company To Do?

By: Anne Novick Branan              Joe, the Practice Manager at a local medical group, cringed as he spied Susan, one of the nurses at the practice, marching toward him with an anxious, yet determined, look on her face.  About two … Continue reading

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Physicians – Dissatisfaction, Change, and Dealing With Both

By: Stephen H. Siegel November, when physicians, other healthcare professionals, and their businesses frequently begin planning for the upcoming year. It is also time to look inward/backward and consider those goals not achieved, surprises (pleasant and unpleasant), disappointments, and unanticipated … Continue reading

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A Roadmap to Licensure Investigations

By: Vanessa Reynolds For healthcare practitioners, few events are as anxiety-provoking as a professional licensure complaint and investigation. Even if a complaint is ultimately determined to be unfounded, responding is time-consuming and can be disruptive to a practice. The Florida … Continue reading

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Pharmacists Need a Role in Medical Marijuana

By: Paul DeMuro, Ph.D., J.D., M.B.A., CPA and Jose Valdes Pharmacists may well be the best equipped to assist in closing the knowledge gap doctors face as states approve medical marijuana laws. Who might better determine how marijuana interacts with … Continue reading

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