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Kickbacks and feedback
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:47:07 Z
Although quite a bit of information covered, felt that Sarah did a nice job of delivering content in such a way to be meaningful to my work. I appreciated the case study reviews, where content was applied and made evident the violation. Additionally, the kickback review and the high risk activities as well as the opportunity for opinion through safe harbors advisory opinions (was not aware of t...

Health Care
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:03:44 Z
Nice overview - pertinent is the information regarding healthcare systems-specifically the various models and descriptors.  This section outlined nicely the organizational models (advantages of each)  in light of the ownership models.  As more single as well as multiple site organizations are being acquired, will need to continue to keep an eye on, especially the ROI of decentralize...

HIPAA and Mental Health Records
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:51:50 Z
We find great variability in the interpretation of HIPAA as it relates to Mental Health Records. I find it interesting that records related to antidepressants prescribed by an OB are not subject to the same protections as when prescribed by a psychiatrist.I do find that there are various HIPAA interpretations related to coordinating treatments even among mental health providers. Some insist on rel...

Why Don't You Just Clarify the Question
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:59:32 Z
Ethics is so essential and critical to me, and it has been a paramount area in my professional life since being intimately exposed to it during my graduate course on healthcare ethics. I love that our presenter Dr. Nelson highlighted in his presentation that “ethics is not window dressing,” it truly has to be a culture, and it does affect organizational performance and quality. I wante...

Governance and Operational Structure
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 03:35:50 Z
Boards of health care organizations perform many tasks that range from the short-term and tactical to the long-term, strategic, and mission-driven. Boards have a core responsibility: to earn and maintain the public’s trust in and commitment to the health care organization. Whether public or private, for-profit, or not-for-profit, part of a system or independent, all health care organizations...

Bundle Discusson
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:04:16 Z
Understanding that this was an overview of healthcare models, it would have been interesting to hear the presenters perspective on Medicare bundles.  With the introduction of bundles such as CCJR, hospitals, physicians and even manufacturers have had to rethink how they approach TKA and THA patients.  Given that CCJR is mandatory within certain MSAs, many hospitals that are not organized...