Compliance Communications Blog

 

What is an Inherent Anti-Conflict of Interest?

1/31/19:  In a recent post, Kaplan references a column in Wired UK by Dan Ariely, a respected behavior ethicist, who describes an approach he developed to tackle inherent conflicts of interest. In the column, Ariely compares the inherent conflicts of interest in a traditional insurance company with “anti-conflict of interest” in an alternative model. 

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"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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