Dr. Bernet is an Associate Professor of Healthcare Management in Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business. Dr. Bernet teaches classes on health care management, finance, economics, and research methods. His current research projects include public health financial and operational performance, hospital bond financing, long-term care insurance and health care provider efficiency. He has also authored articles in academic texts and refereed journals.
Dr. Bernet also has worked as a consultant in the health care industry. Working in HMOs, physician practices and community health planning organizations, he has 20 years of first-hand industry experience. His work with physician practices includes network development, HMO contract negotiation, practice mergers, practice management, AMA-sponsored seminar development and presentation, capitation contract pricing and practice valuation. His work with HMOs includes 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.