Compliance Communications Blog

 

"Taking Conflict of Interest Knowledge to the Board"

 

9/15/15: An article by Jeffrey Kaplan and Rebecca Walker takes on the idea that instruction on conflicts of interest issues primarily moves from the compliance office to the troops. In the article, they make an unassailable case that “Board members have a particular need to understand...

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"The Risk in Referral Fees"

2/24/15: It could be argued that the polite term “referral fee” is simply a kickback given by some person or group in exchange for receiving a referral for professional services. Whichever term you use, it’s a conflict of interest. In a...

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"Money and Gifts Affect Decisions. Really?"


9/15/14:
This may not come as a huge surprise, but it appears that recent studies confirm the connection between gifts or money from healthcare companies and decisions by healthcare providers and even regulatory decision-makers.  According to a recent study, there was a “powerful correlation” between the voting behaviors and...

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