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The Man Who Told Yelp to Buzz Off. He Succeeded Beyond His Wildest Imagination.

Heard of Botto Bistro? It’s a pizzeria in the Bay Area. Chef Davide Cerrentini, who emigrated to the US in the 90s, opened the restaurant’s doors in 2009. Cerrentini is famous for asking happy diners to give him a one star Yelp review. That’s right. One star. Botto Bistro accrued thousands of such reviews and was at one time ranked as the worst rated restaurant on […]

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123s of Social Media in Plastic Surgery Practices

Social media in plastic surgery practice continues to explode driven by the marketing opportunities created by the public’s unabashed desire for before and after photos and live patient surgeries. But with this reliance on social media to market and advertise, a plastic surgeon’s practice assumes often unknown risks. In a recent Los Angeles Magazine article, […]

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Fraud and Abuse Crackdown Continues in Oklahoma and Florida

In addition to the bright sun being so prevalent during these warm summer months, the fraud and abuse enforcement spotlight shines bright on Oklahoma and Florida. In Oklahoma, two cases were filed involving a total of three physicians and five marketers, who were all charged with anti-kickback violations involving compounded prescription drugs.  In one case, […]

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Alert: Illinois Adopts Final Rules For Full Practice Authority for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

In 2017, the State of Illinois passed legislation which allowed Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (“NP”) to apply for full practice authority, effective January 1, 2018. Conceptually, this would allow a NP to own a medical practice. Unfortunately for the NP community, many sleepless nights passed before the State finally released the administrative rules on the […]

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Health Care Revenue Due Diligence for Mergers and Acquisitions: What You Should Know

ByrdAdatto is grateful to have this article contribution from guest authors, Michael Malloy, Managing Partner of JTaylor, and Herd Midkiff, Partner and Director of Consulting Services also of JTaylor. Michael and Herd bring a unique perspective on health care consulting as well as due diligence in mergers and acquisitions for their clients.   American Health […]

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123s of Embezzlement Prevention

As a business owner who has put their life and blood into building something special, discovering an embezzlement scheme can feel like an upper cut thrown in a heavyweight fight. It is a personal attack that can leave you dazed by such a breach of trust and violation of personal security. Making matters worse, it […]

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