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Insights: The billion-dollar crisis killing 47,000 Americans a year

Podcast - September 3, 2019

Compliance Regulations

Population Health

Federal Compliance

In this episode, we’re joined by John Bowman, CEO of Sure Med Compliance. He founded the company after spending more than a decade in the pharmaceutical industry and seeing the overwhelming effects of the opioid epidemic play out while living in Manatee County, Florida. A portion of this interview first appeared on our Aug. 7 episode

John shares his unique insights on: 
  • The impact of patient workflow on responsible opioid therapy
  • The potential legal ramifications facing today’s prescribing physicians
  • Law enforcement’s oft-used phrases “in the usual course of business” and “legitimate medical purpose”
  • Documentation’s important role in keeping compliant

Here are some links and references related to this week’s show:
John can be heard speaking at MGMA19 | The Annual Conference, Oct. 13-15 in New Orleans. Did you miss early bird registration? Don’t worry, we have you covered! Use the code POD200 while registering and save $200. Visit for more info and to register. 

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MGMA Insights is presented by Craig Wiberg, Rob Ketcham, Decklan McGee and Daniel Williams. 

Thanks to Stericycle for sponsoring this episode of MGMA Insights. To learn more about how Stericycle can ensure your practice remains safe, secure and compliant, visit

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