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Despite Fumbles, Obama Defends Health Care Law
DALLAS — President Obama strongly defended his signature health care law on Wednesday in the largest state that has refused to participate, as rattled Senate Democrats called for changing or delaying key parts of the new health coverage.
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Democrats Try To Tweak Health Care Law
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Sebelius assures fixes are being made to HealthCare.gov
Sebelius, appearing before the Senate Finance Committee, rejected calls from politicians in both parties to delay aspects of the health-care law, including by extending the initial open enrollment period beyond March 31 for buying insurance on the new …
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Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 30, 2012

The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) the leading national organization working to improve the lives of Hispanic older adults, their families, and caregivers has been working across states to raise awareness and empower Latino workers and older adults to advocate for leaves that pay laws at the local and state level. Leaves that pay policies are the best way to ensure that workers dont have to choose between their family and their job. Job security and steady wages are crucial for the Hispanic community as many workers are also caregivers and heads of households.

With the flu season underway, it is likely that workers without paid sick days are going to work ill. This creates a toll on the individuals health, but also makes possible the spread of the illness to those in the work or family environment. Similarly, there are also workers who do have leaves that pay, but dont use it when they are sick because they are unaware of the benefit.

The Leaves That Pay initiative is more than good public health policy, its common sense, said Dr. Yanira Cruz, NHCOA President and CEO. When workers can stay home to take care of themselves or a loved one while earning wages, both individuals and the health care system are better off in the long run. Leaves that pay enable workers to avoid spreading illnesses, and to manage minor health problems before they become serious or chronic.

That is why NHCOA has been working to raise awareness among Latino workers in California, which has leaves that pay laws in place. While these workers are the ones who need leaves that pay the most, they are the least likely to use it in the event of an illness. In fact, according to a 2011 study by Eileen Appelbaum and Ruth Milkman only 34% of Hispanic Californians were aware these laws existed. Likewise, NHCOA has been working with advocates in New York City to bring a leaves that pay bill, which was introduced more than a year ago, to vote in the City Council. As the initiative expands, NHCOA hopes to empower Latino communities in Southern Florida to advocate for a similar law, and to expand an existing worker disability law in New Jersey.

NHCOAs Leaves That Pays initiative is sponsored by the Ford Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.nhcoa.org.







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Johnson & Johnson says first-quarter profit jumped 12.5 percent as lower spending on research, sales and administration more than made up for a slight decrease in sales due to generic competition.

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Johnson & Johnson says first-quarter profit jumped 12.5 percent as lower spending on research, sales and administration more than made up for a slight decrease in sales due to generic competition.

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St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 03, 2012

Gateway EDI, one of the fastest-growing electronic data interchange providers in the nation will continue its ICD-10 educational outreach with AAPC, the premier training and credentialing organization in the medical coding industry, by hosting a second webinar on March 13, 2012 at 12 p.m. (CST).

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently confirmed they will initiate a process to postpone the date by which certain health care entities have to comply with ICD-10, but many industry associations have cautioned that practices should not delay preparations.

As we all learned from the 5010 transition, its never too early to start preparing and there is a definite need for more education on the topic. We received nearly 400 questions from attendees during our first webinar, said Shelly Guffey, manager of premier accounts and vendor partners, Gateway EDI. The transition to ICD-10 is a major undertaking and there is still a lot of confusion about what ICD-10 is, why we have to make the switch, and what changes practices will have to adopt internally to be compliant.

The March 13 webinar follows the success of the first ICD-10 webinar in January, which drew more than 1,000 participants.

Peggy Stilley, AAPC Physician Services Director of Audit Services has more than 30 years experience in the industry and will present process improvements and training solutions during the webinar.

We must make sure facilities and providers dont stop working on their ICD-10 implementation, Stilley said. ICD-10 requires a major change in the documentation habits for most providers. So, they need to take the extra time they now have available to do more in-depth analysis of how their practice will be impacted.

Attendees can receive one continuing education unit (CEU) credit and will learn:

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President Barack Obama returned to New York on Thursday for a series of high-end fundraising events, tapping Wall Street donors whose generosity has been strained by U.S. financial reforms that many bankers oppose.

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Wayne, NJ (PRWEB) December 14, 2011

While progress is being made toward compliance with the New Jersey Concussion Law, some school districts are lagging behind the timeline set by the law, according to survey of results from the Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey (ATSNJ) 2011 Concussion Policy Survey. The survey of 110 New Jersey High School athletic trainers suggests while most districts have a board approved policy, there are still some who do not have a policy.

The survey also finds that districts are having difficulty interpreting certain provisions in the law. Eighty-four percent of district policies do not define what a physician trained in concussion management means, sixty percent do not define academic modifications for a brain injured athlete, and fifty one percent do not define what asymptomatic means when dealing with a brain injured student-athlete. All three of these terms are utilized in the concussion law without a definition or description.

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A federal Food and Drug Administration official says the agency needs more time and analysis to decide what action to take regarding a Wisconsin medical supply firm after a new recall tied to different dangerous bacteria.

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Health care giant Johnson & Johnson eked out a 2 percent profit increase in its third quarter, even though sales were down slightly, hurt by repeated product recalls and customer wariness.

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