Craig Garner

Craig B. Garner is an attorney and health care consultant, specializing in issues surrounding modern American health care and the ways in which it should be managed in its current climate of reform. Craig is also an adjunct professor of law at Pepperdine University School of Law, where he teaches courses on Hospital Law and the Affordable Care Act. Between 2002 and 2011, Craig was the Chief Executive Officer at Coast Plaza Hospital. Craig is also a Fellow Designate with the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Member of the State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Health Law Committee and a Vice Chair of the Healthcare Reform Educational Task Force of the American Health Lawyers Association.

The Health Care We Are Left With

Time flies. We’re coming up on the seventh anniversary of the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, and few would argue that the dialogue and the legislative happenings around the ACA have been quite the rollercoaster. Regulations have changed and debates over definitions are ongoing. What will 2016 and the future beyond hold for Obamacare?

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The Hidden Nexus Between Compliance and Reputation

The health care industry has been no stranger to the consequences - reputational and financial - of non-compliance over the past few years. The entities that have managed to maintain good standing with the OIG have also enjoyed a continued positive public reputation. Those that have been found guilty of significant infractions (GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Stryker) are paying dearly.

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Medicare: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Each Fall, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services releases updates to regulations associated with its Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems. This year's changes span nearly 600 pages, though many updates pertain to two key topics: reducing hospital readmissions and minimizing hospital reimbursements. Here's what you most need to know.

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