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Tuesday, March 28
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ADVISORY e-ALERT ARCHIVE
February, 28, 2017
TeamHealth Coughs Up $60 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegation
What You Don't Know About The OIG Fraud Alert On Physician Compensation Can Hurt You
All Things Personal

January 31, 2017
Why Your Compliance Efforts May Be Worthless
Why Your Price Has Nothing To Do With Cost ..
All Things Personal


A Clear Picture of The Future of Medical PracticePhysicians, Pharmacists and Fraudsters Squeezed in Pain Cream Scam
A Clear Picture of the Future of Medical Practice
All Things Personal
December 30, 2016
Hospital Killing Provisions Of 21st Century Cures Act Boost Physician Entrepreneurship
Don't Incentivize For What You Shouldn't Get
2017 New Years Un-Resolutions

November 30, 2016
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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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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When You Fail To Set Strategy
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When You Fail To Set Strategy
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When You Fail To Set Strategy
All Things Personal
August 31, 2016
Wal-Mart and The Expansion Of Hospital and Medical Group Liability
How To Not Deal With Performance Problems
All Things Personal

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?
All Things Personal

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
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Compounding The Kickback Problem
Climate Change and Hospital-Controlled Medicine
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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
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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.
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Do This Whether You're Grooming For Sale Or Grooming To Grow
Sam Walton's Failure Is A Lesson For Medical Groups
All Things Personal

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
All Things Personal

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?
All Things Personal

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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Some days, it seems as if everyone, from anesthesia groups to vascular surgery practices, is talking about selling their practice to a larger group, to private equity investors, or to a hospital.


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