Insurer: 7 Coloradans in surgery scam (Rocky Mountain News)
As many as seven Colorado patients joined what is now known as the "rent-a-patient" scam, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield said Wednesday. Many more might have duped the state”s largest health insurer if it hadn”t taken steps to prevent the alleged fraud, the company said.
New privacy rules spur business opportunity (The Pueblo Chieftain Online)
When the federal government released new standards for the protection of patient records through the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Dr. Lawrence Anaya realized he”d be doing a lot more paper shredding at his family medical practice. Anaya also realized it could be an opportunity for a new business. With the passage of HIPAA and now the imminent implementation of the federal
Online Extra: Saving Lives Shouldn”t Be This Hard (BusinessWeek)
I almost didn”t live to write this story, thanks to the maddeningly hidden information I needed to make correct medical decisions
What”s Going On Calendar Ongoing events – Scroll down for Calendar (San Francisco Bay View)
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Grocery pact may fuel others (Denver Post)
King Soopers won a new four-year contract with unionized Colorado workers because the international union looked favorably on the agreement, grocery unions elsewhere had settled for similar contracts and mail-in balloting favored the company, observers said.
E-911 Leader RedSky Technologies and Workplace Safety/Liability Professional Host Free Webinar on New Minnesota E-911 (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
RedSky Technologies, Inc., the industry leader in providing E-911 call management and other enterprise telemanagement solutions for private telephone systems, will host a free Webinar — "Minnesota”s New E-911 Law: Compliance and Liability" — at 2:00 p.m.
Coal Producer Alpha Natural Resources Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2004 (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. , a leading Appalachian coal producer, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2004.
Court security (Birmingham Post Herald)
The hall is long and white, with harsh fluorescent lighting and hard walls that produce loud echoes. The outside world is visible through four gates that function like airlocks on a spaceship.
BUILDER Online: Home Building News, Home Plans, Home Design Ideas and Building Products for Home Builders (Builder Online)
BUILDER Online provides home builders with home building news, home plans, home design ideas, and building product information, helping them manage their home building operations efficiently and profitably.
Silver Key helps seniors get $600 free prescriptions (Hispania News)
If you are covered by Medicare and do not have prescription assistance from Medicaid, TriCare or a health insurance company you may be eligible for $600 in free prescriptions this year, but the deadline to apply is March 31, 2005. Those whose income is above the limit pay a small fee, but still get hundreds of dollars in prescription drug savings.