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San Jose police reduce alarm response
San Jose Mercury NewsJanuary 1, 2012

They favor rules that allow for more false-alarm fines but still guarantee a police response. But San Jose police say they're following the lead of other cities including Fremont, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City that have stopped automatic alarm responses ...more »

2011 NEWSMAKERS: Big crime stories of the year: County saw 14 homicides ...
Santa Cruz SentinelJanuary 1, 2012

Stephen Hull, 62, of La Selva Beach, a budget and planning analyst at UC Santa Cruz, was shot and killed by his son, Aaron Hull, 36, who worked at a Monterey County kayak and fishing business. Donna Orsini, Stephen Hull's daughter and Aaron Hull's ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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CMS accepted $15.1M in prescriptions written by excluded providers
Healthcare Finance NewsJanuary 3, 2012

Excluded providers are physicians or other healthcare professionals who are excluded from federal healthcare programs. Federal law prohibits payment under federal healthcare programs for prescriptions written by excluded providers when the person ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Healthcare Business News 2012 Outlook: It might sound a little familiar
ModernHealthcare.comJanuary 2, 2012

Health insurers will seek to comply with new oversight under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act while hospitals that could see potentially hefty fines for breaking the law may find relief under one provision. For a more detailed look at the ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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British Poll Says Nurses Are More Reluctant Than Ever to Report Abuse
JD Supra (press release)January 10, 2012

The NHS has come under fire recently after a series of critical reports emerged about the quality of elder care in the UK The latest, by the influential healthcare charity The Patients Association, said that patients were frequently left “starving, ...more »

Living Wills
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Turkish intellectual property law
Today's ZamanJanuary 3, 2012

Some amendments were made to Decree-Law 556/1995 through a new decree-law, which came into force on April 8, 2006: • In the earlier registration system, it used to be possible to file a trademark application, up to three classes included, ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Military Update: Lawmakers waste billions fumbling on 'doc-rate fix'
Montgomery AdvertiserJanuary 2, 2012

His physicians were delighted to see the Obama health reform law require Medicare to cover co-payments for preventive services like prostate exams, colonoscopies, bone density screens and mammograms. "Giving our physicians the ability to turn a ...more »

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