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How new options can help Ohio employers reduce their workers' compensation...
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

Over the past year, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) has focused its attention on creating more program options for employers that encourage the correct behaviors and rewards them for achieving performance outcomes that reduce lost work ...more »

2 health systems take joint approach
Milwaukee Journal SentinelJanuary 1, 2012

The organizations - which are expected to strike similar agreements with commercial health plans - will be the key vehicle for testing new methods of paying hospitals and doctors. The Bellin Health-ThedaCare Healthcare Partners effort is one of the ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Romney's health law cost jumps $150 million per year
Bizjournals.comJanuary 5, 2012

The Massachusetts health care law championed by Mitt Romney when he was governor will suddenly cost the state $150 million a year more, following a decision Thursday by the state Supreme Judicial Court . Legal immigrants residing in the state must be ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Mayor: Explaining the Impact of Public Employee Pension and Health Care ...
Patch.comJanuary 2, 2012

The firefighters will be receiving wage adjustments of 1.25% on January 1 st and July 1 st of each of the three contract years. The City's contracts with the public works union and the library workers union were not due to expire until the end of 2012. ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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President Obama supports labor law change threatening America's seniors
Washington TimesJanuary 10, 2012

They put themselves at risk for substandard care, even elder abuse. Governments will lose tax revenue, while the caregivers will lose important employee protections. PHI, a national advocacy organization for home care workers, estimates that personal ...more »

Living Wills
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Fiji military government to end martial law
AFPJanuary 2, 2012

SUVA, Fiji — Nearly three years of living under martial law in Fiji will end this weekend when the emergency regulations will be lifted, military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama announced Monday. The tough regulations, introduced by Bainimarama in April ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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US ethics group wants lobbying inquiry of Gingrich
Chicago TribuneJanuary 6, 2012

"During 2003, Mr. Gingrich repeatedly met with and spoke to members of Congress and the Bush administration, both individually and in groups, regarding passage of the Medicare bill," it says. Founded in 2003, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in ...more »


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