The government's unprecedented release of information about Medicare payments to doctors last week drew national attention, particularly spotlighting individual physicians who collected millions of dollars for treating Medicare patients in 2012.
One Milwaukee eye doctor received more than $8.6 million in Medicare payments, by far the most received by an individual doctor in Wisconsin that year. A Florida doctor topped them all, receiving $20.8 million.
But the information, which disclosed the total amounts of Medicare payments made
When you think "lean," what typically comes to mind are tools for eliminating waste in a manufacturing process. For example, kaizen (improvement) workshops, where frontline workers solve complex problems; kanban , the scheduling system for just-in-time production; and the andon cord, which, when pulled by any worker, causes a production line to stop.
These tools have been perfected with continuous improvements made over the past 50 years as the core of the Toyota Production System, which we
Several years since the global financial crisis, audits of the world's largest companies and financial institutions, conducted by the world's largest audit firms, are still plagued by copious failings, according to an international body of audit regulators.
And it's about time more is doneby both auditors and audit regulatorsto improve the quality of audits out there.
The International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR)made up of 50 independent audit regulators from around the worldreleased its 2013