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Audit: For much of 2011, DC lagged on small-biz spending
Washington ExaminerApril 1, 2012

With three months remaining, 84 District agencies spent about $60 million combined with small businesses -- 12 percent of the level the law mandates. Spending figures for the fourth quarter weren't included in the report Branche issued last month, ...more »

Corona del Mar Today: Fire chief explains fire maps
Daily PilotApril 1, 2012

By Amy Senk Newport Beach Fire Chief Scott Poster met with about 40 residents Wednesday evening, explaining the seemingly flip-flopping position that Corona del Mar has on state fire hazard maps. State law requires the Newport Beach City Council to ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Sotomayor gives no hints on health care decision
Wall Street JournalApril 3, 2012

AP WASHINGTON — Justice Sonia Sotomayor is giving no hints on what the Supreme Court is going to do on the question of whether President Barack Obama's signature health care overhaul law is constitutional. Sotomayor was the featured speaker Monday ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Obama confident health care law will be upheld (1:57)
Washington PostApril 2, 2012

... health care law approved during his administration will be upheld by the US Supreme Court. (/The Associated Press) Correction: Clarification: SuperFan badge holders consistently post smart, timely comments about Washington area sports and teams.more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Stopping elder abuse
Standard FreeholderApril 3, 2012

By CHERYL BRINK cheryl.brink@sunmedia.ca CORNWALL — An independent city pharmacy has re-launched its name and mandate with a focus on preventing elder abuse. The Medical Arts Pharmacy has formed a new partnership with other health-care providers, ...more »

Living Wills
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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas visits UK
UK The Kentucky KernelApril 6, 2012

The audience seemed anything but bored as he spoke on his memoir, his life in law and his personal life. President Eli Capilouto introduced Thomas, and spoke about the connections they have with living in southern sister states of Alabama and Georgia.more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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New Avalere Health Analysis Details State Impact of "Bad Debt" SNF Medicare...
MarketWatch (press release)April 3, 2012

"SNFs have no legal recourse to collect 'bad debt' from state Medicaid agencies -- and is more accurately described as 'uncollectible debt' as mandated by federal law," he stated. He noted the US SNF sector, America's second largest health facility ...more »

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