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.
Comfort Dental to open (Greeley Tribune Online)
While discount dental clinics have existed in Greeley for last few years, the town is about to get one more office in Comfort Dental, which promises cheaper prices for an unserved population.
Andean villagers seek American justice Mercury contamination near Peru mine leads to legal showdown in Denver court (San Francisco Chronicle)
Choropampa, Peru -- As the flatbed truck left the largest gold mine in South America, it rumbled down a remote Andean highway, laden with dangerous cargo that shifted with each twist in the road.
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.