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Killing People: Mount Carmel Doctor & Elizabeth Holmes

“Justice delayed is justice denied” by William Gladstone is a quote that comes to mind when I think about fraudulent providers and Elizabeth Holmes. I am obsessed with the podcast The Drop Out, featuring the trial of Elizabeth Holmes, and this week’s episode was released within days of the 600 pages of personal text messages…

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Do All Medical Records Have Errors?

“One-hundred percent of medical records have errors,” Heather Gantzer, MD, immediate past chair of the American College of Physicians’ Board of Regents, told MedPage Today. Well, that is a strong quote.  Not sure we agree with all medical records having errors but we will say that we enjoyed the Open Notes Shines Light on Errors in…

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Retired Sr. Special Agent HHS-OIG’s Weekly Vignettes

This week our commentary on our favorite articles.  We are excited to see that the issues we know are important are becoming more mainstream. A Florida chiropractor signed hundreds of mask exemption forms for students. Now, the district has tightened its mask policy (CNN) Without the political hyperbole, does a chiro signing off on mask…

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Groundbreaking Week in Healthcare Fraud

We talk to you every week about trials and cases that are in our rearview mirror.  Often what we worked on directly.  Sometimes we talk about areas of interest like healthcare cost and changing policy.  Sometimes we bring you best practices based on our clients.  Well, step aside normal headlines.  This week the Berny Madoff…

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Does Publishing Healthcare Prices Move the Needle?

Thank you Scott Rosenbaum, Wine & Spirit Business Advisor, who is one of our most well read and insightful/thought provoking collaborator shared this New York Times article with us: Hospitals and Insurers Didn’t Want You to See These Prices. Here’s why. Scott is an experienced, process-driven strategist and educator working in the wine and spirits industry….

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There’s no Crying in Healthcare

When things don’t work out with your treatment, you can cry to your doctor or insurance, you can complain, but nothing will change. Similar to sitting on the tarmac for close to three hours because people were not available to unload bags from your plane. I should explain. Lately I have been looking at how…

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Do People with Less Coverage Shop More?

The fact is that not many patients shop for better pricing. This week I was ordered by my doctor to get 2 MRIs.  Going to the closest place to my house, my appointment was moved 4 different times and the unprofessional front office kid with dirty nails couldn’t “do the math” to tell me what time…

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The Price We Pay

Does anyone really know how our healthcare system works? There is so much discussion on the issues about our healthcare system and how it can be fixed that it is overwhelming. Generally, articles and books are written in a language or style that makes it difficult to understand with assumptions and inside information and terminology…

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