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ADVISORY E-ALERT ARCHIVE
How You Can Profit From Reversing A Walmart Healthcare Strategy
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Podcast Compilation - Strategy Edition 1.0

Preparing for a Medical Practice Sale or Simply Preparing: Why You Must Start Now And What You Must Start Doing
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Podcast Compilation - Strategy Edition 1.0

March 31, 2019
The Double Edged Sword of Government Interference
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Podcast Compilation - Strategy Edition 1.0

Hospitals Beg To Be Aligned By Physicians...And One Settles Whistleblower Allegations That It Paid To Become Aligned
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Podcast Compilation - Strategy Edition 1.0

January 31, 2019
Anesthesia Company Model Arrangement Fuels $1.718 Million Dollar FCA Settlement by a Surgeon and a Separate Guilty Plea By Another Doctor Defendant

False Claims And Faulty Brains: Letting The Fox Into The False Claims Act Henhouse

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Podcast Compilation - Strategy Edition 1.0


November 30, 2019

CMS Boosts Independent Physician Practice and Physician-Owned Facilities: Cuts Payments to Hospital Outpatient Clinics By 40% and Increases Payments to ASCs by 2.1%

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Podcast Compilation - Strategy Edition 1.0


October 31, 2018

More Then 50 of the Over 353 Questions Every High Performing Medical Group Leader Must Ask Him or Herself: A Self-Diagnostic

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Podcast Compilation - Strategy Edition 1.0


September 30, 2018

Far Too "Friendly Physician" To Plead Guilty In $60 Million Healthcare Fraud. Will Murder Charges Follow?

Payor Agreements and Hidden False Claims Act and Criminal Traps.

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August 31, 2018

How to Control the Context of Negotiation to Maximize your Outcome

Risky Behavior and Healthcare Businesses

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July 31, 2018

FTC Challenges Physician Group Merger: The Lesson For You

OIG Fraud Alert on Physician Compensation

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June 30, 2018

Direct Contracting By Physicians and Medical Groups

Bedless Hospitals and Physician Opportunities

What's Your Healthcare Leader Mindset and How Does it Compare?


May 31, 2018

Off To Jail For 38th Doctor Convicted In Lab Scheme

Who’s Your Competition?

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April 30, 2018

Medicare Strike Force Isn’t Super Troopers, But They Indict Two Healthcare Executives Anyway

The Problem With Compensation Surveys – Why Assume That You’re Average?

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March 31, 2018

The Third Way: An Alternative Business Structure For Hospital-Based Groups

CVS, Aetna and Your Practice

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February 28, 2018

Socialism Is Alive and Well Within Medical Groups

Bedless Hospitals and Physician Opportunities

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January 31, 2018

RFPs: Reality, Unicorns, and Cognitive Bias

Provision of Staff, Payment of Expenses Leads to Federal AKS Violation

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December 31, 2017

From Steelworkers to Surgeons: Gainsharing and Physician Groups

Physicians Must Brand Their Role in Healthcare or Suffer the Consequences

2018 New Year's Un-Resolutions


November 30, 2017

Compliance Risk as Side Effect to the Shift to Outpatient Care

Why You Must Understand How Sky-High Hospital CEO Turnover Impacts Your Practice?

All Things Personal


October 31, 2017

Medical Group and Healthcare Facility: Comfort Zone Or Continued Existence, Your Choice

What's A Medical Group Compensation Plan For?

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September 29, 2017

State Regulators Take Antitrust Aim at Aggressive Health System Competition

Where's the Future?

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August 31, 2017

The Four Circles

Is Your Medical Group Stealing From Its Future?

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July 31, 2017

What You Need To Know About The Flea That (Metaphorically) Killed The Medical Center CEO

Why You Must Know How Framing

Changes Value

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June 30, 2017

The Medical Group Governance Matrix

Medical Group and Healthcare Facility: Comfort Zone Or Continued Existence, Your Choice

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May 31, 2017

Little Mercy For Mercy Hospital: Government Gets $34 Million Settlement in Whistleblower Case

The Devaluation of Value Based Billing

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April 30, 2017

What You Need to Know About The Bedless Hospital That You Can Build

Bastiat, A Magician, And Medical Group Decision Making

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March, 31 2017

43rd Conviction in Lab Scam Kickback Case: What You Need To Know

An Alternative Structure For Medical Group Compensation

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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

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January 31, 2017

Why Your Compliance Efforts May Be Worthless

Why Your Price Has Nothing To Do With Cost

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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


October 31, 2016

Physicians, Pharmacists and Fraudsters Squeezed In Pain Cream Scam

A Clear Picture Of The Future Of Medical Practice

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September 30, 2016

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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July 29, 2016

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

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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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April 29, 2016

Payors Conducting War Against Out of Network Facilities

A Clear Picture Of The Future of Medical Practice

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