Wrong Again: White Coat Fraud and Government Regulation Take It Out to the Parking Lot

 Hearing Economics is juggling several series right now, including one on regulation of professional practices and another on professional theft and fraud.  They’re running in parallel as a reminder that theft is not only immoral and unethical, it’s powerfully destructive.  Innovative, over-the-top frauds can influence Government policy and spending at least as much as powerful…

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Cost Cutting Ideas for Small Practices

Editor’s Caveat:  Hearing Economics strives for a broad economic view, rarely getting down to nuts and bolts of running a practice–you’ll find those in our Hearing Health section.  However.  today’s post is the first in a series that reveals my dirty, or nutty, little secrets for cost cutting.  They’re not clever and they’re not real secrets, but they are little —…

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But That Would Still Be Wrong: Moral and Ethical Decisions in Hearing Healthcare

A few weeks ago, Hearing Economics ventured into Ethical territory — not a place Economists like to visit though it’s part of the job.  Nevertheless, we’re back in that quagmire of bad decisions, their effects on practices, and whether they are Moral Temptations or true Ethical Dilemmas.  The latter surface when there is a clash…

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