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Are Backseat Drivers Running Your Medical Group?

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How The Looming Explosion From Medicaid Expansion Might Impact Your Practice

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How To Be Ready For The End Of Obamacare

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Why Taking Control Is A Smart Contracting Tactic

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Larry The Briard and Your Work Life Balance

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Socialism Is Alive And Well Within Medical Groups

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Preparing For Single Payor

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A Naive Anti-Kickback Question Answered

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The Impact Of Change On Your Medical Practice

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Do You Make This Mistake In English?

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A Clear Picture of the Future of Medical Practice
All Things Personal
Obamacare And Post Election Certainty. Well, More or Less.
How To Prevent Your Medical Group From Getting Robbed Of Its Staff. 
All Things Personal

Physicians, Pharmacists and Fraudsters Squeezed In Pain Cream Scam
A Clear Picture Of The Future Of Medical Practice
All Things Personal
Physicians, Pharmacists and Fraudsters Squeezed in Pain Cream Scam
A Clear Picture of the Future of Medical Practice
All Things Personal
Physicians, Pharmacists and Fraudsters Squeezed in Pain Cream Scam
A Clear Picture of the Future of Medical Practice
All Things Personal

What You Need To Know About Bedless Hospitals And Your Future
When You Fail To Set Strategy
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What You Need To Know About Bedless Hospitals And Your Future
When You Fail To Set Strategy
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What You Need To Know About Bedless Hospitals And Your Future
What You Need To Know About Bedless Hospitals And Your Future
When You Fail To Set Strategy
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What You Need To Know About Bedless Hospitals And Your Future
When You Fail To Set Strategy
All Things Personal
What You Need To Know About Bedless Hospitals And Your Future
When You Fail To Set Strategy
All Things Personal

What You Need To Know About Bedless Hospitals And Your Future
When You Fail To Set Strategy
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August 31, 2016
Wal-Mart and The Expansion Of Hospital and Medical Group Liability
How To Not Deal With Performance Problems
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iPhone or Pay Phone? HIPAA Business Associate Loses Cell Phone And Pays $650,000 to HHS
Why Document The Values Of A Group Member's Interest?
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June 30, 2016
Major Expansion Of False Claims Act
Aetna Obtains $37 Million Judgement Against ASC Manager
All Things Personal

May 31, 2016
Pills, Capsules, and Kickbacks: Drug Manufacturer Pays $125 Million
Your Exclusive Contract Is About To Be Non Exclusive
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Payors Conducting War Against Out of Network Facilities
A Clear Picture Of The Future of Medical Practice
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March 31, 2016
Federal Government Sets Clock For Return of Medicare Overpayments: Be Late At Your Own Peril
You're Dead. Now what? Succession and Medical Group Governance
All Things Personal

Compounding The Kickback Problem
Climate Change and Hospital-Controlled Medicine
All Things Personal

Sam Walton's Failure Is A Lesson For Medical Groups
Why Let Your Competitors Control Your Future?
All Things Personal

Climate Change and Hospital-Controlled Medicine  
4.5 Things Magic Mountain Taught Me About Your Business.
2016 New Year's Un-Resolutions
Climate Change and Hospital-Controlled Medicine  
4.5 Things Magic Mountain Taught Me About Your Business.
2016 New Year's Un-Resolutions
Climate Change and Hospital-Controlled Medicine  
4.5 Things Magic Mountain Taught Me About Your Business.
2016 New Year's Un-Resolutions
Climate Change and Hospital-Controlled Medicine  
4.5 Things Magic Mountain Taught Me About Your Business.
2016 New Year's Un-Resolutions
Climate Change and Hospital-Controlled Medicine  
4.5 Things Magic Mountain Taught Me About Your Business.
2016 New Year's Un-Resolutions
Climate Change and Hospital-Controlled Medicine  
4.5 Things Magic Mountain Taught Me About Your Business.
2016 New Year's Un-Resolutions
Climate Change and Hospital-Controlled Medicine
4.5 Things Magic Mountain Taught Me About Your Business
2016 New Year's Un-Resolutions
Climate Change and Hospital-Controlled Medicine  
4.5 Things Magic Mountain Taught Me About Your Business.
2016 New Year's Un-Resolutions
Climate Change and Hospital-Controlled Medicine  
4.5 Things Magic Mountain Taught Me About Your Business.
2016 New Year's Un-Resolutions
Climate Change and Hospital-Controlled Medicine  
4.5 Things Magic Mountain Taught Me About Your Business.
2016 New Year's Un-Resolutions
Climate Change and Hospital-Controlled Medicine  
4.5 Things Magic Mountain Taught Me About Your Business.
2016 New Year's Un-Resolutions

Do This Whether You're Grooming For Sale Or Grooming To Grow
Sam Walton's Failure Is A Lesson For Medical Groups
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Are You Ready For the Impact of Telehealth and Telemedicine?
RFP For Physician Services: Really Foolish Proposition 
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September 30, 2015
Hospital Turns $1 Million Of Collections Into $24 Million Of Potential False Claims Act Liability
Healthcare Executives In Prison
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August 31, 2015
Strange Whistleblower Case With Lessons For All
Flying First Class Medical Care
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July 31, 2015
Medical Group Officer Goes To Jail: Kickback Arrangement
Is Your Business Goal To Simply Survive?
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June 30, 2015
OIG Announces Closer Anti-Kickback Scrutiny of Physician Deals
Compounding The Kickback Problem
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May 29, 2015
Have You Made This Mistake Concerning Your Medical Practice?
Understanding Price Value And How To Use Them
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April 30, 2015
Governed or Governed?
Are You Selling Chevys?
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March 31, 2015
For Whom The Whistle Blows
Entrepreneurial Practice vs. Bureaucratic Existence
All Things Personal

February 28, 2015
Medical Monopoly Not A Game: Court Shoots Down Hospital-Medical Group Merger
Flying First Class Medical Care
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January 30, 2015
McDonald’s and Delivering Medical Group Value 
Creating Transformational Contracts  
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