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Genesis Healthcare Inc. Agrees to Resolve Whistleblower Case for $53.6 Million

The Department of Justice recently announced that Genesis Healthcare Inc. will pay $53.6 million to resolve A allegations that it and its subsidiaries submitted false claims to government healthcare programs forA medically unnecessary therapy and hospice services, and grossly substandard nursing care. The case was brought by 7 whistleblowers who brought 6 separate federal lawsuits in the […]

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Prestige Healthcare Pays Government for its False Billing Role in Genetic Testing Fraud

Prestige Administrative Services, LLC d/b/a Prestige Healthcare (Prestige), headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky has agreed to pay the United States to resolve genetic testing fraud allegations that it violated the False Claims Act. The Medicare false billing allegations involvedA unnecessary and fraudulent genetic testing.A Prestige is an owner/operator of nursing homes in several states, including four facilities […]

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Hospital Service Provider Pays $60 Million to Settle Healthcare Fraud Allegations

Recently, the Department of Justice announced that TeamHealth Holdings (successor in interest to IPC Healthcare Inc.) has agreed to pay $60 million to resolve upcoding allegations by billing Medicare, Medicaid, the Defense Health Agency and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program for higher and more expensive levels of medical service than were actually performed.A The […]

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Medicare Dollars Are Still Siphoned Through Ambulance Fraud

“Ambulance service companies should be focused on the needs of the patients,a said HHS OfficeA of Inspector General Special Agent in Charge Phillip Coyne. He continued: Billing Medicare for ambulance rides thatA were unnecessary or at a higher rate than could be medically justified is unacceptable. Together withA our law enforcement partners, we will seek out and stop […]

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Civil Health Care Fraud Recoveries Have Exceeded $2 billion for the Seventh Consecutive Year

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer, head of the Justice Departmentas Civil Division, announced recently that the Department of Justice obtained more than $4.7 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraudulent claims against the government in fiscal year 2016. This is the third highest annual recovery in False Claims Act history, […]

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Anti-Kickback Statute Reaches Consultants Who Seek to Improperly Influence Healthcare Providers

The vast majority of False Claims Act settlements involving kickback allegations have been instances where healthcare providers have allegedly received kickbacks for utilizing a manufactureras product. Recently, however, there have been a few successful recoveries where the alleged kickback recipient was not the ultimate decision-maker or even healthcare provider. While this is an expansion of […]

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Government Recovers Millions from Hospital System that Allegedly Wrongfully Retained Medicaid Overpayments for Over 60 Days

Recently, the Justice Department announced a first-of-its-kind settlement involving allegations that a health system violated the False Claims Act by retaining Medicaid overpayments for more than 60 days after identifying that overpayments were made. This $2.95 million settlement with Mount Sinai Health System was the first settlement involving the Affordable Care Act provision that created […]

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Are Medically Unnecessary Tests Driving Growth of In-Office Procedures?

In a recent Wall Street Journal article titled, aIn-Office Testing by Doctors Lifts Medicare Costs,a it was revealed that a sizeable chunk of the Medicare dollars are now going to physicians who utilize newly minted in-office medical devices. In fact, the WSJas analysis of recently released Medicare billing data showed that four of the top […]

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Are Copayment Assistance Nonprofits to Funneling Kickbacks to Patients?

In recent years, the federal government has reviewed the issue of copayment assistance organizations that purport to help Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with their pharmaceutical copayments, but has not yet taken any public enforcement action to our knowledge. Now, the media seems to be taking a closer look, as seen in a recent Bloomberg article […]

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Are Hospitals Pressuring ER Physicians to Inappropriately Admit Patients?

Over the last few years, the government has devoted substantial resources to pursue hospitals that inappropriately admit patients to inpatient stays. This month, the government intervened after initial declaration in a qui tam case against 14-hospital health system Prime Healthcare. The lawsuit included allegations that senior management would: criticize Emergency Department doctors and demand their […]

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In times of increased power costs, British trains turn to diesel

Diesel is bad. Electric is good – well, so long as you don’t want to do anything it is:

Freightliner has confirmed that it will be withdrawing its entire fleet of electric locomotives in response to soaring electricity prices.

The company a which is the largest UK freight operator of electric locomotives a says it has been forced to replace its 23 Class 90s with diesel traction following a steep rise in wholesale electricity prices of more than 200% between September and October.

A Freightliner spokesman said: aAs a result of an unprecedented increase in electricity prices, FL has taken the difficult decision to temporarily replace its electric freight services with diesel-hauled services in order to maintain a cost-effective solution for transporting essential goods and supplies around the UK.

Brave new world.

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Buy the Best Christmas Cards

Looking for Christmas cards, maybe ones without the robin dusted in snow or a turkey doused in cranberry sauce? Well, you’re in luck. Flasbak has a fabulous range of the best Christmas cards. There’s a great choice. I’ve picked out a few Christmas crackers:

Christmas cards – the best Christmas cards – are available at flashbak.

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Lars Vilks, Mohammed cartoons and Batley is missing a teacher

Swedish artist Lars Vilks has died in a car crash. Vilks achieved an unenviable sort of fame – having sketched the Muslim Prophet Muhammad’s head on a dog’s body in 2007, he was subjected to death threats. Al-Qaeda in Iraq offered a $100,000 (APS73,692) reward for his murder. The BBC responds to his death by asking: “Why does depicting the Prophet Muhammad cause offence?” It’s an interesting reads, and includes a few words about the British teacher who as far we know remains in hiding and in fear of his life for showing a class in Batley, West Yorkshire, an image depicting the Muslim Prophet Muhammad:

In Kirklees borough, where Batley Grammar School is located, the syllabus says children should be “give[n] reasons why visual representation of God and the prophets is forbidden (haram) in Islam,” by the end of Key Stage 2.

Pupils should also understand “key religious values including democracy, human rights, rule of law, secularism, freedom of expression and tolerance” – this is taught in Key Stage 3.

If they teach that, why then was the teacher suspended?

Is it everyone’s duty in a country that values free speech to cause offence – not to be rude for the sake of it, but to try to expand the human experience and challenge convention through a free and fair exchange of views?

Image: Pallbearers carry the casket of Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Bernard Verlhac, known as Tignous, decorated by friends and colleagues of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, at the city hall of Montreuil, on the outskirts of Paris, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

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E.A. Seguy’s Butterflies

Papillons by E.A. SA(c)guy (Emile Allain SA(c)guy), 1877-1951, was published in Paris in 1925. The work features 81 sublime images of butterflies (papillons) in 16 tableaux.

All 16 plates are now available as high quality prints in the shop aA HERE.

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Killer Sunglasses in a 1837 Portrait

That’s Nathaniel Olds in the killer sunglasses. They weren’t added by photoshop, but were as Olds wore them in 1837 he sat for his portrait by Jeptha Homer Wade (American, 1811-1890). According to the Cleveland Gallery of Art:

The green-tinted spectacles worn by Olds were designed to protect the eyes from the intensity of Argand lamps, a type of indoor light used during the early 1800s. These lamps burned whale oil, and many people worried that its bright flames might damage eyesight.The painter of this portrait founded the Western Union Telegraph Company in 1854 and soon became one of Cleveland’s wealthiest industrialists. His grandson, Jeptha Wade II, was a founder of the Cleveland Museum of Art and donated the land upon which it stands as a Christmas gift to the city in 1892.

You can buy a print of this fabulous picture in the Flashbak Shop.

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The most batshit insane European Commission video ever

Did you already watch the video above from the European Commission? If not, look on and see if you can guess what it’s for before reaching the end. The European Commission’s role is to instigate and implement the EU’s policies, one of which seem to be create batshit insane adverts.

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Eco-labels, organic and green but only one thing matters: the price tag

The Guardian is interested in seeing which labels on supermarket and processed foods gets diners to change their ways and opt for the more eco-friendly product. It spots “a different type that calculates the environmental cost”, and “how it had a surprising effect on consumers”. The test was not carried out on shoppers at Aldi or Lidl, rather at the Birmingham headquarters of the UK division of the food services business Compass Group. You might have seen their lorries dropping off bland school dinners.

Itas lunchtime at a workplace cafeteria in Birmingham, and employees returning to work after months away during the coronavirus pandemic are noticing something has changed. Next to the sandwiches and hot and cold dishes is a small globe symbol, coloured green, orange or red with a letter in the centre from A to E. aMeet our new eco-labelsa, a sign reads.

Researchers at Oxford University have analysed the ingredients in every food item on the menu and given the dishes an environmental impact score, vegetable soup (an A) to the lemon, spring onion, cheese and tuna bagel (an E).

But organic and fair trade and all the other foods that have extra labels advertising their niceness cost more than those that do not. You don’t need a new label when you already have the price tag. The other solution, of course, is to tax things that don’t advertise their wellness factors and make everything more expensive, forcing us to go greener and ethical – and be more middle-class. And if you can’t afford it, well, that’s because you’re just a bad person.

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Stephen Pinker on the closing down of rationality and open minds

In the Times, Professor Stephen Pinker, an experimental cognitive scientist, is talking about the rationality and its death on college campuses. He’s a new book out. Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters?. He tells the paper:

The good news is that we need not rely on our individual brains. We can outsource the work to institutions and professions we trust to be collectively rational. The bad news is that such trust is low and, Pinker believes, our institutions are uninterested in earning it back.

aScience is completely oblivious to that,a he says. aI found my fellow scientists, our scientific societies, for example, pretty much parrot the politically correct boiler plate on race, on inequality, on crime. You get no sense from the National Academy of Sciences or Science magazine that these are impartial arbiters of social issues. Their positions are indistinguishable from The New York Times and The Guardian, and this is a failing because itas branding the institution of science as part of the elite, left-leaning establishment. Itas inviting people on the right to reject them.a

Views are so polarised now that debate is akin to trench warfare. No longer do we debate in pursuit of truth and then go out for a drink together. He hunker down and find like minds to point at them and sneer.

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Harry Dunn: Parents reach resolution in case against Anne Sacoolas

News is that the family of Harry Dunn, 19, are nearing the end to their legal fight. Dunn died when his motorbike was hit by a car reportedly driven by US citizen Anne Sacoolas near RAF Croughton, Northamptonshire, in 2019. Her car was allegedly on the wrong side of the road. She jetted out of the UK, claiming diplomatic immunity. Harry Dunn’s parents buried their son. The US ignored them, protecting Sacoolas. The US refused appeals for her to be sent back to the UK.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) authorised Northamptonshire Police to charge Mrs Sacoolas with causing death by dangerous driving.

She has never returned to answer the charge. It’s been hideous. This is what happens when people are deemed not to matter – and others to matter more.

Dunn family spokesman Radd Seiger says the outcome in the civil case against Sacoolas is “a real milestone”. But we do not know the facts.

He said: “The family’s courage and determination to see this through has been incredible.”

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Taliban Talc: Heroin rockets in price – but only in the Guardian and BBC

News in the Guardian is that heroin made in Afghanistan (it was packaged as talc) has rocketed in price:

Nearly three tonnes of heroin with a street value of $2.7bn (APS2bn) from Afghanistan have been seized from a western Indian port in a major bust, officials said.

That’s 3000000g of smack at APS667 a gram. In 2016, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the average price of heroin in the US was $152 per gram – APS111.

The story is from an agency, posted on the Guardian, apparently without the need to check the numbers. So off iy goes around the web:

But the BBC has it as its own report:

Such are the facts…

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Covid-19: Robert Peston’s Double Fist

ITVas Robert Peston tweeted that despite being twice jabbed he’d still caught Covid-19. He investigated why? And having concluded his study, tweeted his findings:

According to new data from the governmentas Vaccine Surveillance Report, in the age group 40 to 79, the overwhelming majority of those infected have been double-vaxxed

Wow, indeed. Peston, of course, failed to realise the bleedin’ obvious that this was because most of the adult population has had two doses of the vaccine. of the vaccine.

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Georg Bartisch’s fabulous eye surgery illustrations from the 16th Century

In 1583, Georg Bartisch (1535a1607), a German physician, produced the first Renaissance manuscript on ophthalmic disorders and eye surgery. The book,A Ophthalmodouleia Das ist Augendienst, discusses ocular diseases, surgical techniques and instruments, and contained an ophthalmic atlas of 92 woodcuts depicting diseases of the eye. The pick of those illustrations are featured here, and be bought asA prints and even T-shirts in our shop.

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The Kilroy supercut is must-see TV

In 1986, Robert Michael Kilroy-Silk (born Robert Michael Silk; 19 May 1942) left the House of Commons, where he’d served as a Labou a MP, to present a new daytime talk show, Kilroy, which ran until 2004. Kilroy Loops is must-see TV:

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After Afghanistan and the War on Terror: US State Department works hard for US State Department

Fox News says the US State Department is blocking private rescue flights from leaving Afghanistan. Well, the government would, no? After all, it makes them look looks as though they’re in control and reinforces the need for bureaucrats. Why would the wonks let private companies do what they cannot?

As for the bigger picture, the War on Terror has been far from successful. If terror is the ability to foment mayhem, then the war achieved it better than the enemy ever could. What 9/11 did was to give the US a job – a mission. In 2002, then US vice president Dick CheneyA said the War on Terror was a “single, immediate, global threat that any roomful of experts could agree upon.” His boss, George Bush, would “rid the world of evil”. So off went the US on its mission to Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan. Bush said it “begins with al-Qaeda, but it does not end there. [The War on Terror] will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.”

And then America tired of occupation and proxy wars and went home.

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Jean Paul Belmondo – ‘Everyone wants to say heas flattened Belmondo.’

A bout de souffle, or Breathless in the English speaking world, shot Jean Paul Belmondo to international stardom along with the whole genre of the French New Wave movies. When Belmondo accepted the role that made him famous he was given a note by the 26 year old director Jean Luc Godard a it read: aHe leaves Marseille. He steals a car. He wants to sleep with the girl again. She doesnat. In the end, he either dies or leaves a to be decided.a a

Godardas movie was almost made up as it went along (from an original idea from Francois Truffaut) and it confused many contemporary critics who had seen nothing quite like it. Bosley Crowther wrote in The New York Times:

It goes at its unattractive subject in an eccentric photographed style that sharply conveys the nervous tempo and the emotional erraticalness of the story it tells. And through the American actress, Jean Seberg, and a hypnotically ugly new young man by the name of Jean-Paul Belmondo, it projects two downright fearsome characters.

The so-called ahypnotically ugly young mana (a short career as an amateur boxer helped cause the distinctive, idiosyncratic visage) put the French New Wave genre on the map and he went on to play many aanti-heroesa or tough guys over the next few decades. In France his aair of insouciancea became known as ale belmondismea but the gangster type roles caused problems in his real life:

aLots of times, Iad be out with a chick and some kid would want to give me a bad time, I used to fight it out with them. Itas the same now. Everyone wants to say heas flattened Belmondo.a

Jean-Paul Belmondo (9 April 1933 a 6 September 2021)

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Ode to a Highflying Bird – Charlie Watts’ Jazz Book

Charlie Watts left behind not just a catalogue of great music and performances but a book. The trained graphic designer and musician best known as the drummer with The Rolling Stones lovedA jazz. In 1960, he wrote and illustrated a childrenas book, a tribute to Charlie Parker calledA Ode to a Highflying Bird – aFrustrated with what life had to offer him in his hometown, he packed his whistle, pecked his ma goodbye and flew from his nest in Kansas City bound for New York.a As WattsA recalled, aThis guy who published aRolling Stones Monthlya saw my book and said aAh, thereas a few bob in this!aa The book was published by London’s Beat Publications on January 17, 1965, and cost 7 shillings.

Spotter: UDiscoverMusic

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When and why Charlie Watts punched Mick Jagger, by Keith Richards

Charlie Watts has died. The coolest and best looking Rolling Stone by far. In Keithas autobiography, we get a bit of Charlie we can admire:

Spotter: Andrew Beasley

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20 years of nailing it Afghanistan – watch four culpable US presidents bullshit the world

The US-led invasion of Afghanistan has been led by the US-led retreat from the country ruled by the Taliban, just as it was when the US went in. It’s been 20 years of waste, thousands of lost lives, many more damaged ones, hope destroyed and the dawning realisation that America is good at one thing: picking a president on the strength of their abilities in marketing. George Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden – you’d not want any of them in your corner in a fight. Now – get your war on!

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How to be good at body language and make other people listen and obey

I was once taught how to shake hands – by an idiot. His theory went that so long as you didn’t get too close to other person. stuck out your hand and make eye contract, the shakee would think you smart, confident and trustworthy. Until you opened your mouth. That was his mistake. But body language can matter. Body language does exist. Do not put your hands on your hips. Do not do the ‘fig leaf’. Try to avoid the power pose, so beloved by politicians. Keep your palms up. Be expansive. Take a look at aMake Body Language Your Superpowera, an address by students of Stanfordas Graduate School of Business. It’s worth a watch. You might feel nervous and clammy as you address a group, but you can mask it with a few tricks.

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Only Fans bans porn – goodbye OnlyFans

OnlyFans is where you can pay to connect with physical fitness experts, chefs, musicians and “other creators who post regularly online”. You can also use it for on-the-clock, internet-enabled sex with a sex worker. From October 1, the site will block sexually explicit photos and videos.

“In order to ensure the long-term sustainability of our platform, and continue to host an inclusive community of creators and fans, we must evolve our content guidelines,” OnlyFans said in a statement. But the site is synonymous with pornography. There will be no more hardcore porn and live sex shows on the site, just nudity – you know, the kind of stuff you can see all over the web. So what’s the point of OnlyFans?

“These changes are to comply with the requests of our banking partners and payout providers,” says OnlyFans.

On Twitter, @PostCultureReview posts an interesting take on the move: “A lot of people are getting the OnlyFans story wrong, and the reality of it is a lot more damaging and concerning to both the livelihood of sex workers and online freedom in general.”

Are the prudes and censors winning? Whose body is it? The twitter account alleges the move is part of a broader purge on porn pushed by evangelical Christians in the US.

Tezza Williams, 22, from Birmingham, tells the BBC: “If you’re not allowed to post really explicit content it’s going to be a massive kick in the teeth. There’s this massive stigma on sex workers that just should not be a thing. We’re doing it from the comfort of our own bedrooms, it’s given us a living – it could be getting people off drugs, off the streets. [Making porn] is helping people and they still want to put bans on it, and [that’s] disgusting.”

Does banning stuff that makes OnlyFans and porn sites popular help people and society? And who gets to ban things? Who makes the decision, and why are they making it?

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Genesis Healthcare Inc. Agrees to Resolve Whistleblower Case for $53.6 Million

The Department of Justice recently announced that Genesis Healthcare Inc. will pay $53.6 million to resolve A allegations that it and its subsidiaries submitted false claims to government healthcare programs forA medically unnecessary therapy and hospice services, and grossly substandard nursing care. The case was brought by 7 whistleblowers who brought 6 separate federal lawsuits in the […]

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Prestige Healthcare Pays Government for its False Billing Role in Genetic Testing Fraud

Prestige Administrative Services, LLC d/b/a Prestige Healthcare (Prestige), headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky has agreed to pay the United States to resolve genetic testing fraud allegations that it violated the False Claims Act. The Medicare false billing allegations involvedA unnecessary and fraudulent genetic testing.A Prestige is an owner/operator of nursing homes in several states, including four facilities […]

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Hospital Service Provider Pays $60 Million to Settle Healthcare Fraud Allegations

Recently, the Department of Justice announced that TeamHealth Holdings (successor in interest to IPC Healthcare Inc.) has agreed to pay $60 million to resolve upcoding allegations by billing Medicare, Medicaid, the Defense Health Agency and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program for higher and more expensive levels of medical service than were actually performed.A The […]

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Medicare Dollars Are Still Siphoned Through Ambulance Fraud

“Ambulance service companies should be focused on the needs of the patients,a said HHS OfficeA of Inspector General Special Agent in Charge Phillip Coyne. He continued: Billing Medicare for ambulance rides thatA were unnecessary or at a higher rate than could be medically justified is unacceptable. Together withA our law enforcement partners, we will seek out and stop […]

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Civil Health Care Fraud Recoveries Have Exceeded $2 billion for the Seventh Consecutive Year

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer, head of the Justice Departmentas Civil Division, announced recently that the Department of Justice obtained more than $4.7 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraudulent claims against the government in fiscal year 2016. This is the third highest annual recovery in False Claims Act history, […]

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Anti-Kickback Statute Reaches Consultants Who Seek to Improperly Influence Healthcare Providers

The vast majority of False Claims Act settlements involving kickback allegations have been instances where healthcare providers have allegedly received kickbacks for utilizing a manufactureras product. Recently, however, there have been a few successful recoveries where the alleged kickback recipient was not the ultimate decision-maker or even healthcare provider. While this is an expansion of […]

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Government Recovers Millions from Hospital System that Allegedly Wrongfully Retained Medicaid Overpayments for Over 60 Days

Recently, the Justice Department announced a first-of-its-kind settlement involving allegations that a health system violated the False Claims Act by retaining Medicaid overpayments for more than 60 days after identifying that overpayments were made. This $2.95 million settlement with Mount Sinai Health System was the first settlement involving the Affordable Care Act provision that created […]

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Are Medically Unnecessary Tests Driving Growth of In-Office Procedures?

In a recent Wall Street Journal article titled, aIn-Office Testing by Doctors Lifts Medicare Costs,a it was revealed that a sizeable chunk of the Medicare dollars are now going to physicians who utilize newly minted in-office medical devices. In fact, the WSJas analysis of recently released Medicare billing data showed that four of the top […]

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Are Copayment Assistance Nonprofits to Funneling Kickbacks to Patients?

In recent years, the federal government has reviewed the issue of copayment assistance organizations that purport to help Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with their pharmaceutical copayments, but has not yet taken any public enforcement action to our knowledge. Now, the media seems to be taking a closer look, as seen in a recent Bloomberg article […]

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Are Hospitals Pressuring ER Physicians to Inappropriately Admit Patients?

Over the last few years, the government has devoted substantial resources to pursue hospitals that inappropriately admit patients to inpatient stays. This month, the government intervened after initial declaration in a qui tam case against 14-hospital health system Prime Healthcare. The lawsuit included allegations that senior management would: criticize Emergency Department doctors and demand their […]

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In times of increased power costs, British trains turn to diesel

Diesel is bad. Electric is good – well, so long as you don’t want to do anything it is:

Freightliner has confirmed that it will be withdrawing its entire fleet of electric locomotives in response to soaring electricity prices.

The company a which is the largest UK freight operator of electric locomotives a says it has been forced to replace its 23 Class 90s with diesel traction following a steep rise in wholesale electricity prices of more than 200% between September and October.

A Freightliner spokesman said: aAs a result of an unprecedented increase in electricity prices, FL has taken the difficult decision to temporarily replace its electric freight services with diesel-hauled services in order to maintain a cost-effective solution for transporting essential goods and supplies around the UK.

Brave new world.

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Buy the Best Christmas Cards

Looking for Christmas cards, maybe ones without the robin dusted in snow or a turkey doused in cranberry sauce? Well, you’re in luck. Flasbak has a fabulous range of the best Christmas cards. There’s a great choice. I’ve picked out a few Christmas crackers:

Christmas cards – the best Christmas cards – are available at flashbak.

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Lars Vilks, Mohammed cartoons and Batley is missing a teacher

Swedish artist Lars Vilks has died in a car crash. Vilks achieved an unenviable sort of fame – having sketched the Muslim Prophet Muhammad’s head on a dog’s body in 2007, he was subjected to death threats. Al-Qaeda in Iraq offered a $100,000 (APS73,692) reward for his murder. The BBC responds to his death by asking: “Why does depicting the Prophet Muhammad cause offence?” It’s an interesting reads, and includes a few words about the British teacher who as far we know remains in hiding and in fear of his life for showing a class in Batley, West Yorkshire, an image depicting the Muslim Prophet Muhammad:

In Kirklees borough, where Batley Grammar School is located, the syllabus says children should be “give[n] reasons why visual representation of God and the prophets is forbidden (haram) in Islam,” by the end of Key Stage 2.

Pupils should also understand “key religious values including democracy, human rights, rule of law, secularism, freedom of expression and tolerance” – this is taught in Key Stage 3.

If they teach that, why then was the teacher suspended?

Is it everyone’s duty in a country that values free speech to cause offence – not to be rude for the sake of it, but to try to expand the human experience and challenge convention through a free and fair exchange of views?

Image: Pallbearers carry the casket of Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Bernard Verlhac, known as Tignous, decorated by friends and colleagues of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, at the city hall of Montreuil, on the outskirts of Paris, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

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E.A. Seguy’s Butterflies

Papillons by E.A. SA(c)guy (Emile Allain SA(c)guy), 1877-1951, was published in Paris in 1925. The work features 81 sublime images of butterflies (papillons) in 16 tableaux.

All 16 plates are now available as high quality prints in the shop aA HERE.

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Killer Sunglasses in a 1837 Portrait

That’s Nathaniel Olds in the killer sunglasses. They weren’t added by photoshop, but were as Olds wore them in 1837 he sat for his portrait by Jeptha Homer Wade (American, 1811-1890). According to the Cleveland Gallery of Art:

The green-tinted spectacles worn by Olds were designed to protect the eyes from the intensity of Argand lamps, a type of indoor light used during the early 1800s. These lamps burned whale oil, and many people worried that its bright flames might damage eyesight.The painter of this portrait founded the Western Union Telegraph Company in 1854 and soon became one of Cleveland’s wealthiest industrialists. His grandson, Jeptha Wade II, was a founder of the Cleveland Museum of Art and donated the land upon which it stands as a Christmas gift to the city in 1892.

You can buy a print of this fabulous picture in the Flashbak Shop.

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The most batshit insane European Commission video ever

Did you already watch the video above from the European Commission? If not, look on and see if you can guess what it’s for before reaching the end. The European Commission’s role is to instigate and implement the EU’s policies, one of which seem to be create batshit insane adverts.

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Eco-labels, organic and green but only one thing matters: the price tag

The Guardian is interested in seeing which labels on supermarket and processed foods gets diners to change their ways and opt for the more eco-friendly product. It spots “a different type that calculates the environmental cost”, and “how it had a surprising effect on consumers”. The test was not carried out on shoppers at Aldi or Lidl, rather at the Birmingham headquarters of the UK division of the food services business Compass Group. You might have seen their lorries dropping off bland school dinners.

Itas lunchtime at a workplace cafeteria in Birmingham, and employees returning to work after months away during the coronavirus pandemic are noticing something has changed. Next to the sandwiches and hot and cold dishes is a small globe symbol, coloured green, orange or red with a letter in the centre from A to E. aMeet our new eco-labelsa, a sign reads.

Researchers at Oxford University have analysed the ingredients in every food item on the menu and given the dishes an environmental impact score, vegetable soup (an A) to the lemon, spring onion, cheese and tuna bagel (an E).

But organic and fair trade and all the other foods that have extra labels advertising their niceness cost more than those that do not. You don’t need a new label when you already have the price tag. The other solution, of course, is to tax things that don’t advertise their wellness factors and make everything more expensive, forcing us to go greener and ethical – and be more middle-class. And if you can’t afford it, well, that’s because you’re just a bad person.

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Stephen Pinker on the closing down of rationality and open minds

In the Times, Professor Stephen Pinker, an experimental cognitive scientist, is talking about the rationality and its death on college campuses. He’s a new book out. Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters?. He tells the paper:

The good news is that we need not rely on our individual brains. We can outsource the work to institutions and professions we trust to be collectively rational. The bad news is that such trust is low and, Pinker believes, our institutions are uninterested in earning it back.

aScience is completely oblivious to that,a he says. aI found my fellow scientists, our scientific societies, for example, pretty much parrot the politically correct boiler plate on race, on inequality, on crime. You get no sense from the National Academy of Sciences or Science magazine that these are impartial arbiters of social issues. Their positions are indistinguishable from The New York Times and The Guardian, and this is a failing because itas branding the institution of science as part of the elite, left-leaning establishment. Itas inviting people on the right to reject them.a

Views are so polarised now that debate is akin to trench warfare. No longer do we debate in pursuit of truth and then go out for a drink together. He hunker down and find like minds to point at them and sneer.

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Harry Dunn: Parents reach resolution in case against Anne Sacoolas

News is that the family of Harry Dunn, 19, are nearing the end to their legal fight. Dunn died when his motorbike was hit by a car reportedly driven by US citizen Anne Sacoolas near RAF Croughton, Northamptonshire, in 2019. Her car was allegedly on the wrong side of the road. She jetted out of the UK, claiming diplomatic immunity. Harry Dunn’s parents buried their son. The US ignored them, protecting Sacoolas. The US refused appeals for her to be sent back to the UK.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) authorised Northamptonshire Police to charge Mrs Sacoolas with causing death by dangerous driving.

She has never returned to answer the charge. It’s been hideous. This is what happens when people are deemed not to matter – and others to matter more.

Dunn family spokesman Radd Seiger says the outcome in the civil case against Sacoolas is “a real milestone”. But we do not know the facts.

He said: “The family’s courage and determination to see this through has been incredible.”

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Taliban Talc: Heroin rockets in price – but only in the Guardian and BBC

News in the Guardian is that heroin made in Afghanistan (it was packaged as talc) has rocketed in price:

Nearly three tonnes of heroin with a street value of $2.7bn (APS2bn) from Afghanistan have been seized from a western Indian port in a major bust, officials said.

That’s 3000000g of smack at APS667 a gram. In 2016, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the average price of heroin in the US was $152 per gram – APS111.

The story is from an agency, posted on the Guardian, apparently without the need to check the numbers. So off iy goes around the web:

But the BBC has it as its own report:

Such are the facts…

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Covid-19: Robert Peston’s Double Fist

ITVas Robert Peston tweeted that despite being twice jabbed he’d still caught Covid-19. He investigated why? And having concluded his study, tweeted his findings:

According to new data from the governmentas Vaccine Surveillance Report, in the age group 40 to 79, the overwhelming majority of those infected have been double-vaxxed

Wow, indeed. Peston, of course, failed to realise the bleedin’ obvious that this was because most of the adult population has had two doses of the vaccine. of the vaccine.

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Georg Bartisch’s fabulous eye surgery illustrations from the 16th Century

In 1583, Georg Bartisch (1535a1607), a German physician, produced the first Renaissance manuscript on ophthalmic disorders and eye surgery. The book,A Ophthalmodouleia Das ist Augendienst, discusses ocular diseases, surgical techniques and instruments, and contained an ophthalmic atlas of 92 woodcuts depicting diseases of the eye. The pick of those illustrations are featured here, and be bought asA prints and even T-shirts in our shop.

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The Kilroy supercut is must-see TV

In 1986, Robert Michael Kilroy-Silk (born Robert Michael Silk; 19 May 1942) left the House of Commons, where he’d served as a Labou a MP, to present a new daytime talk show, Kilroy, which ran until 2004. Kilroy Loops is must-see TV:

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After Afghanistan and the War on Terror: US State Department works hard for US State Department

Fox News says the US State Department is blocking private rescue flights from leaving Afghanistan. Well, the government would, no? After all, it makes them look looks as though they’re in control and reinforces the need for bureaucrats. Why would the wonks let private companies do what they cannot?

As for the bigger picture, the War on Terror has been far from successful. If terror is the ability to foment mayhem, then the war achieved it better than the enemy ever could. What 9/11 did was to give the US a job – a mission. In 2002, then US vice president Dick CheneyA said the War on Terror was a “single, immediate, global threat that any roomful of experts could agree upon.” His boss, George Bush, would “rid the world of evil”. So off went the US on its mission to Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan. Bush said it “begins with al-Qaeda, but it does not end there. [The War on Terror] will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.”

And then America tired of occupation and proxy wars and went home.

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Jean Paul Belmondo – ‘Everyone wants to say heas flattened Belmondo.’

A bout de souffle, or Breathless in the English speaking world, shot Jean Paul Belmondo to international stardom along with the whole genre of the French New Wave movies. When Belmondo accepted the role that made him famous he was given a note by the 26 year old director Jean Luc Godard a it read: aHe leaves Marseille. He steals a car. He wants to sleep with the girl again. She doesnat. In the end, he either dies or leaves a to be decided.a a

Godardas movie was almost made up as it went along (from an original idea from Francois Truffaut) and it confused many contemporary critics who had seen nothing quite like it. Bosley Crowther wrote in The New York Times:

It goes at its unattractive subject in an eccentric photographed style that sharply conveys the nervous tempo and the emotional erraticalness of the story it tells. And through the American actress, Jean Seberg, and a hypnotically ugly new young man by the name of Jean-Paul Belmondo, it projects two downright fearsome characters.

The so-called ahypnotically ugly young mana (a short career as an amateur boxer helped cause the distinctive, idiosyncratic visage) put the French New Wave genre on the map and he went on to play many aanti-heroesa or tough guys over the next few decades. In France his aair of insouciancea became known as ale belmondismea but the gangster type roles caused problems in his real life:

aLots of times, Iad be out with a chick and some kid would want to give me a bad time, I used to fight it out with them. Itas the same now. Everyone wants to say heas flattened Belmondo.a

Jean-Paul Belmondo (9 April 1933 a 6 September 2021)

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Ode to a Highflying Bird – Charlie Watts’ Jazz Book

Charlie Watts left behind not just a catalogue of great music and performances but a book. The trained graphic designer and musician best known as the drummer with The Rolling Stones lovedA jazz. In 1960, he wrote and illustrated a childrenas book, a tribute to Charlie Parker calledA Ode to a Highflying Bird – aFrustrated with what life had to offer him in his hometown, he packed his whistle, pecked his ma goodbye and flew from his nest in Kansas City bound for New York.a As WattsA recalled, aThis guy who published aRolling Stones Monthlya saw my book and said aAh, thereas a few bob in this!aa The book was published by London’s Beat Publications on January 17, 1965, and cost 7 shillings.

Spotter: UDiscoverMusic

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When and why Charlie Watts punched Mick Jagger, by Keith Richards

Charlie Watts has died. The coolest and best looking Rolling Stone by far. In Keithas autobiography, we get a bit of Charlie we can admire:

Spotter: Andrew Beasley

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20 years of nailing it Afghanistan – watch four culpable US presidents bullshit the world

The US-led invasion of Afghanistan has been led by the US-led retreat from the country ruled by the Taliban, just as it was when the US went in. It’s been 20 years of waste, thousands of lost lives, many more damaged ones, hope destroyed and the dawning realisation that America is good at one thing: picking a president on the strength of their abilities in marketing. George Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden – you’d not want any of them in your corner in a fight. Now – get your war on!

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How to be good at body language and make other people listen and obey

I was once taught how to shake hands – by an idiot. His theory went that so long as you didn’t get too close to other person. stuck out your hand and make eye contract, the shakee would think you smart, confident and trustworthy. Until you opened your mouth. That was his mistake. But body language can matter. Body language does exist. Do not put your hands on your hips. Do not do the ‘fig leaf’. Try to avoid the power pose, so beloved by politicians. Keep your palms up. Be expansive. Take a look at aMake Body Language Your Superpowera, an address by students of Stanfordas Graduate School of Business. It’s worth a watch. You might feel nervous and clammy as you address a group, but you can mask it with a few tricks.

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