Tag Archives: Florida

How helping whistle-blowers could cut health-care costs

By: Warren Richey, Staff Writer for The Christian Science Monitor Elin Baklid-Kunz never wanted to be a whistle-blower. But working as the compliance officer at a Florida hospital, she was charged with identifying and correcting potential violations of US health-care … Continue reading

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Providers Attesting to Their Compliance With Meaningful Use Need to Ensure That They Truly Protected Their Electronic Health Information

By Gabriel Imperato and Paul R. DeMuro Providers are starting to get notices from the government that they have not met the Meaningful Use requirement with respect to protecting electronic health information. They have attested that they have and thus, … Continue reading

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Stephen H. Siegel Quoted in Miami Today Article

Please see the article below from the Miami Today published on December 1, 2016 and written by Susan Danseyar. People of all ages should think about long-term care, says Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Health Care Chair Stephen Siegel, whether … 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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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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Your Zip Code is the Best Predictor of Your Health

By: Paul DeMuro, Ph.D., J.D., M.B.A., CPA and José Szapocznik, Ph.D. In today’s America, people live in two distinctly different worlds. Dr. Garth Graham, President of the Aetna Foundation, points out that “life expectancy in New Orleans can vary as … Continue reading

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The Evolving Role of Pharmacists in the Transformation to Payment for Quality and Cost-Effectiveness and the Attendant Legal Hurdles

By: Paul DeMuro, Ph.D., J.D., M.B.A., CPA, and Yesenia Prados, Pharm.D The traditional role of pharmacists When one thinks of pharmacists, one typically thinks of the individual in the retail pharmacy who fills his or her prescription that was “written” … Continue reading

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CMS Announces New Flexibility with MACRA

By: Mike Segal It is now quite clear that the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, or MACRA, enacted into law in 2015, will have a telling effect on how Medicare reimburses for physician services. In April 2016, the Centers … Continue reading

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