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Can a Subscription Model Fix Primary Care in the US?

In April, San Francisco-based primary care company One Medical revealed an eye-popping compensation package for its chief executive and chairman, Amir Dan Rubin. His $199 million payday, particularly noteworthy at a company that has yet to turn a profit, made Rubin the second-highest-paid CEO in the United States last year — but only on paper. About $197.5 million of…

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OIG Files: A Disastrous Investigative Misstep

Recently, Advize Health was involved in a matter pertaining to some medical record audits and investigations that were ongoing with a Social Adult Day Care (SADC), located on the West Coast.  For a five year period, this SADC was the subject of audits, investigations and referrals made by the state Medicaid agency to the Medicaid…

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Healthcare Needs No Stinkin Project Management

Healthcare Needs No Stinkin’ Project Management

A Scrum Master and a PMP walk into a bar – they both work in healthcare (rimshot) Six Sigma and Project Management Professional (PMP) Certifications are nice but many times are not necessary in healthcare.  It is sad but true.  If you have been in Health IT for a while, you have seen fat projects…

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Telehealth

Doctors Tell How to Make the Most of Your Telehealth Visits

When the pandemic sidelined in-office visits at his practice, Dr. Dael Waxman “wasn’t exactly thrilled with being at home.” But he quickly shifted gears to video and telephone appointments. Now, he finds, there are good reasons to keep these options open even as in-office visits have resumed and many parts of the country have sharply…

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jose and nancy mendoza

Bill of the Month: $10,322 for a Sleep Study

José Mendoza’s snoring was bad — but the silence when he stopped breathing was even worse for his wife, Nancy. The sudden quiet would wake her and she waited anxiously for him to take another breath. If too many seconds ticked by, she pushed him hard so that he moved and started breathing again. This…

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In California, Nursing Home Owners Can Operate After They’re Denied a License

The pandemic has highlighted poor care in America’s nursing homes, where nearly 175,000 people have died of covid-19 — a third of all deaths from the disease nationwide. Even before the pandemic, patient advocates pointed to dangerous conditions in U.S. nursing homes, including staffing shortages and infection control failures. Many nursing homes didn’t provide quality care, they charged. Studies have found that…

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Pandemic Leads Doctors to Rethink Unnecessary Treatment

Covid-19 is opening the door for researchers to address a problem that has vexed the medical community for decades: the overtreatment and unnecessary treatment of patients. On one hand, the pandemic caused major health setbacks for non-covid patients who were forced to, or chose to, avoid tests and treatments for various illnesses. On the other hand, in…

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Advize: Meet Wade

I got a chance to grab resident Advize Director of Special Projects and Investigations extraordinaire Mr. Wade McFaul and ask him a few questions about himself… What were you doing before you joined Advize Health? How did you and Advize “find each other”? I was with HHS OIG for almost 25 years.  I worked in the…

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