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Food poisoning cases haven't cut appetite for 'yakiniku' raw meat cuts
The Japan TimesDecember 1, 2011

Even the risk of fatal food poisoning isn't enough to stop some diehard customers of "yakiniku" grills from ordering raw meat dishes. Handle with care: An employee at a "yakiniku" grillroom shows a plate of "yukke" shredded uncooked beef ...more »

FHA Mortgages Could Become Major Choice of Financing
FreeRateUpdate.comDecember 1, 2011

Now that loan limits for FHA have been increased, FHA mortgages could become a major choice of financing for many people interested in purchasing a home or refinancing an existing FHA mortgage. Popular with consumers because of the low down payment ...more »

Health Care Law News and Stories

Bad Faith Insurance
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Why You Should Care About The 'Medical Loss Ratio'
The Atlantic WireDecember 3, 2011

That's because the federal Department of Health and Human Services just issued its final rule on the topic, implementing an aspect of the Obama health care law that played little part in the public debate, but matters tremendously to insurance ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Home health care firms breaking rules, raking in Medicare dollars
Houston ChronicleDecember 5, 2011

"Law enforcement's efforts alone will not stop this fraud," said Elvis McBride, who supervises the FBI's Health Care Fraud Task Force in Houston. "It takes CMS or Medicare to put edits in place to prevent certain types of payouts. ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Breaking silence on elder abuse
YorkRegion.comDecember 8, 2011

Seniors feel reporting abuse, be it physical, financial or psychological, brings shame to the family.” Aris Pakalns, owner of Newmarket's Comfort Keepers, providers of non-medical home care, deems elder abuse a hidden and complicated problem. ...more »

Living Wills
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State ID law leaves village leader without right to vote
Wisconsin Rapids TribuneDecember 4, 2011

Donna Seidel, D-Wausau, whose office has worked with Frank, said she has been visiting senior centers and assisted living facilities to discuss the impact of the law -- and has found many seniors who are angry about what they find to be confusing ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Whopping Medicaid cuts to hit nursing facilities hard
McKnight's Long Term Care NewsDecember 2, 2011

One family friend described the shooting as β€œan act of love,” according to the newspaper. The elder Ballard had been living in the home he and his wife bought in 1967 for $28000. A spokesperson for the facility's owner, National Lutheran Communities ...more »

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