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Mobile Health Elder Care Apps Get Funding
InformationWeekAugust 1, 2011

... record with a tablet-based touchscreen assessment and care planning tool to improve assessment, service coordination, and outcome evaluation for frail, isolated, low-income seniors, including some with behavioral health or substance abuse issues. ...more »

Signing of South Carolina Tort Reform Bill Vital to Contractors
PR Newswire (press release)August 1, 2011

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, during the bill's signing, remarked that "South Carolina will need to continue to strengthen the legal reform laws in our state; and while we just passed this law, passing tort reform never stops because it's what ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Rebellion by states could be hazardous to health care overhaul : 2011-08-25
Washington TimesAugust 26, 2011

Mary Fallin says she and other GOP governors hope that the Supreme Court will derail President Obama's health care law. “A lot of governors are sitting back, saying, 'We're going to do what we think we have to do minimally, but we're still kind of ...more »

Living Wills
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Staged Raise of 27% Is Endorsed for Judges
New York Law JournalAugust 26, 2011

By law, the raises recommended Friday will go into effect automatically unless the Legislature and the governor specifically act to block them. Former New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr., chairman of the commission, said at Friday's ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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A look back: The 9/11 health care bill
WDTNAugust 25, 2011

23, 2010, in a 206-60 vote, Congress passed the bill that would federally offer health care benefits to 9/11 workers. After President Barack Obama signed the legislation into law, part of the New York delegation, Democratic Sens. ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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(Still) Tempting Fate
Brookings InstitutionAugust 31, 2011

Using current-law assumptions for Medicare spending, as put forth by the Medicare trustees (2011), and assuming that the budget cuts enacted in the recent debt deal are not only enforced as legislated over the decade, but also persist for the ...more »

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