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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 »

Six former Bell council members lose appeal
Los Angeles TimesJanuary 1, 2012

Previous judges have chastised the former council members. In rejecting their motion to drop the charges earlier this month, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy issued a scathing 10-page ruling brushing aside the politicians' ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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2012 U.S. Healthcare: UCR or '$99750 Ear Wax Fraud'? Aetna Wants Court to Stop ...
PR Web (press release)January 2, 2012

According to the court documents, “Plaintiffs Aetna Health Inc. and Aetna Life Insurance Company (collectively, "Aetna") bring this action under the laws of this state against Defendants Ifeolumipo O. Sofola, MD ("Dr. Sofola"), Navin Subramanian, ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Christian health-care sharing grows in popularity
The Augusta ChronicleJanuary 3, 2012

A Christian health-care sharing organization founded in 1993 by nonprofit Christian Care Ministry. HOW DOES IT WORK? At the doctor's office, members present their Medi-Share card. Bills are discounted at preferred providers, then sent to Medi-Share, ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Covelo woman arrested for elder abuse
Ukiah Daily JournalJanuary 6, 2012

Suspect Merrifield was arrested and booked into the Mendocino County Jail for damage/defacing personal property, Elder abuse, Criminal Threats, Receiving or Possessing stolen property, and possession of a controlled substance. ...more »

Living Wills
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State Roundup: Texas Health Assistance Program Closing; Florida's Dangerous ...
Kaiser Health NewsJanuary 3, 2012

With funds from the federal health reform law, the Texas Consumer Health Assistance Program was launched last January (Kliff, 1/1). The new year will determine how Texas proceeds with two contentious public health matters: family planning and the ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Whistleblowers Claim Medicare Defrauded Into Paying For Hospice Care
ForbesJanuary 3, 2012

The Complaint alleges that AseraCare violated the False Claims Act when it misspent millions of taxpayer dollars intended for Medicare recipients who have a prognosis of six months or less to live and need hospice care. For-profit hospice companies are ...more »

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