ZZZ - GMG - VEGAS INC 2011-2014

April 15, 2013

VEGAS INC Magazine - Latest Las Vegas business news, features and commentaries about gaming, tourism, real estate and more

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A P R I L 1 5 , 2 0 1 3 / Y O U R b u s i n e s s - t o - b u s i n e s s w e e k ly SPECIAL FOCUS HEALTH CARE This month, VEGAS INC highlights the medical community and the business of medicine. Gaming institute is intellectual hub for global casino industry SCAMMING THE SYSTEM chris morris The rising cost of health care fraud By Richard N. Velotta A By Richard N. Velotta senior staff writer There aren't many people who can claim they are fifth-generation Nevadans with families who lived here before casinos were legal. But Bo Bernhard, an assistant professor of sociology and hotel management at UNLV and the executive director of the school's International Gaming Institute, is one of them. Bernhard, a two-sport athlete at Harvard, is an expert in gaming, tourism and compulsive gambling. He spoke with VEGAS INC about changes in the industry. His comments have been edited for clarity and space: Tell us a little bit about yourself. I've been at UNLV for more years than I've been on the planet. I was on the campus, living in the dorms when my mother was pregnant with me, when my parents were camp counselors. I lived in Tonopah Hall. I learned how to swim in the natatorium, I went to summer camp here every year. I hit two home runs in see BERNHARD, page 16 senior staff writer s insurance fraud prosecutions go, this one was a textbook case. ΒΆ Thirtyone-year-old Las Vegas resident Shanita Flax pleaded guilty to two counts of felony theft in August 2012 for a scheme in which she received money from women undergoing cosmetic breast implant procedures but ordered their implants as though they were part of breast cancer treatments. see FRAUD, page 14 INSIDE TODAY LAND GRAB | P. 7 Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project buys 80 properties and is looking for more HEALTH CARE HEADLINERS | INSIDE Meet 11 industry leaders who are impacting local health care THE LIST | P. 26 Manufacturers, by number of employees Quality, Quick & Convenient Medical Care No appointments are needed and we accept most insurance plans. YOUR OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE ONE-STOP VENUE. OFFERING ON-SITE LABS AND X-RAYS. ABLE TO CONSTRUCT AND CUSTOMIZE HEALTH INCENTIVE PROGRAMS FOR ANY SIZE BUSINESS/CORPORATION TO DIMINISH RISING HEALTH PLAN COSTS FOR EMPLOYERS. 655 S. Green Valley Parkway, Ste 100 | Henderson, NV 89052 | Open 7 days a week 7am to 7pm | 702-431-7337 | www.doctorsexpresslasvegas.com 20130415_VI01_F.indd 1 4/11/13 3:03:10 PM

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