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Police investigate city's 39th homicide on New Year's Eve
Global WinnipegJanuary 1, 2012

It's not the way Winnipeg Police hoped to end 2011, investigating the city's 39th homicide of the year. A man was shot and killed inside a house in the 6-hundred block of Selkirk Avenue around 5 am Saturday. "It's supposed to be a new year tomorrow and ...more »

New Licensing Regime Jolts Freight Forwarders
THISDAY LiveJanuary 1, 2012

Although the Customs and Excise Management Act provides for self clearing in which an importer is allowed the option of clearing its goods, most of them prefer to use clearing agents because of the bureaucracy involved. Accordingly, government reviews ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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New year to bring new rules on e-prescriptions, pill mills
USA TODAYJanuary 1, 2012

1, physician Carl E. Mitchell knows he will face a 1 percent cut in payments he gets for seeing Medicare patients, but the lost money isn't steep enough to convince him to start writing some prescriptions electronically to avoid the hit. ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Chief Justice Roberts Defends Court's Impartiality as Health Law Case Looms
Fox NewsJanuary 1, 2012

The comment, included in Roberts' year-end report, comes after lawmakers demanded that two Justices recuse themselves from the high court's review of President Obama's health care law aimed at extending coverage to more than 30 million people. ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Two women charged with elder abuse after animals gnaw on victim's toes (3:09 pm)
Las Cruces Sun-NewsJanuary 10, 2012

By Ashley Meeks / ameeks@lcsun-news.com LAS CRUCES - The daughter-in-law and granddaughter of a woman who died after authorities found animals had eaten her toes have been criminally charged with neglecting her. Angelique Abbott Del Hierro, 23, ...more »

Living Wills
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Give mentally ill high-quality care in assisted-living homes
MiamiHerald.comJanuary 2, 2012

If the recommendations are implemented it will put the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) on a path back to enforcing Florida's existing laws and regulations, will close down bad operators, will ensure corrective action for any missteps taken ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Three Reasons Your Safety is at Risk Under Obamacare
Washington TimesJanuary 2, 2012

By increasing the number of low-paying 'Obamacare card-carrying' patients they will be asked to see, and failing to address the long-term Medicare ('SGR') payment formula for physicians, many quality docs will be forced to restrict, rather than expand, ...more »

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