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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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Key decisions ahead in health care
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleJanuary 1, 2012

Anyone with a rooting interest in health care reform is sure to get caught up in this year's March Madness. On March 26-28, the US Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — the formal name of ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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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 »

Elder Care Abuse
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Nursing Home Care As Real Estate Business Does Not Prioritize Elder Care
Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog (blog)January 18, 2012

Elder care is a prime example. Our Chicago nursing home neglect lawyers have often railed against the dangers posed by for-profit nursing homes. These facilities are consistently shown to harbor more nursing home abuse and neglect than their non-profit ...more »

Living Wills
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Handful of new laws taking effect today
San Antonio ExpressJanuary 1, 2012

As of today, that homestead exemption also will apply to spouses after the veteran dies. The change will help some of those spouses, many living on fixed incomes, keep their homes, said John Burkhardt of the Austin chapter of the Military Order of the ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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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 »

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