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1. Associate Professor.
Patrick M. Bernet is an Associate Professor of Healthcare Finance in the College of Business at FAU. Dr. Bernet teaches classes on healthcare management, finance, research methods and economics.

 

 

 

2. Current Research.

His current research projects include public health finance, healthcare provider efficiency, and consumer behavior regarding health and insurance decisions.  He has authored articles in refereed journals and academic texts.   And he has been principal investigator on research grants.

3. Industry.
Dr. Bernet has over 20 years of experience working with health insurers, physician practices, hospitals and public health organizations. His work includes provider network development, insurer contracting, practice mergers, practice management, seminar development and presentation, capitation contract pricing and practice valuation.  His skills include information systems, project management, business reorganization, market analysis, Medicare license filings, financial analysis and the development of one of the first physician profiling systems.  Dr. Bernet has also authored numerous trade publication articles on physician practice business issues and managed care.

4. Patient Advocacy.

Dr. Bernet has worked to help patients get the most from their health insurance.  He has over five years of experience as a volunteer counselor with Senior Health Insurance Information Programs, which help Medicare recipients on a broad range of issues, such as: 

 

  • What insurance plan is right for clients' unique needs?

  • Help paying for expensive drugs.

  • Preparing for retirement.

  • Resolving delays in accessing care.

  • Questions about medical bills.  IE - "Why am I getting a bill from the ambulance?"

  • Linkage to other support services such as transportation, meals, and utility bill assistance.

In addition to this one-on-one work, Dr. Bernet has also presented seminars to large groups of seniors.

5. More Information.

 

Curriculum Vitae.

 

Teaching Portfolio.  E-mail for access.

     

    
   

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