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LIP-SERVICE ANIMALS? Investigating reported rash of non-service dogs at La Jolla grocery stores - La Jolla Light

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La Jolla Light

LIP-SERVICE ANIMALS? Investigating reported rash of non-service dogs at La Jolla grocery stores
La Jolla Light
It seems to include therapy dogs, defining a service animal as “individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual or other mental disability, or ...

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Senate Passes Package to Fight Opioid Crisis - MedPage Today

Tue, 2018-09-18 12:00

MedPage Today

Senate Passes Package to Fight Opioid Crisis
MedPage Today
The House version would also repeal the Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion for 5 years. The IMD exclusion bars Medicaid from reimbursing care in facilities with more than 16 beds; the bill would allow for opioid use disorder treatment for ...

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Nieland bows out of mental health forum, Breckenridge will attend - Newton Daily News

Tue, 2018-09-18 09:25

Newton Daily News

Nieland bows out of mental health forum, Breckenridge will attend
Newton Daily News
Local mental health advocates are still preparing for a Wednesday roundtable discussion, with only one change — Dan Nieland, the Democratic candidate for Senate District 15 who organized the forum, is no longer participating. ... video conferencing of ...

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Two New Lawsuits Challenge Trump Administration Actions On Health Reform - Health Affairs (blog)

Mon, 2018-09-17 08:39

Health Affairs (blog)

Two New Lawsuits Challenge Trump Administration Actions On Health Reform
Health Affairs (blog)
The suit was filed by the Association for Community Affiliated Plans, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health America, the American Psychiatric Association, AIDS United, the National Partnership for Women and Families, and the Little ...

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Mental health services should prioritize talk therapy - Miscellany News

Thu, 2018-09-13 10:58

Mental health services should prioritize talk therapy
Miscellany News
Nowadays, many psychiatrists treat thousands of people in 15-minute sessions that are often many months apart (The Guardian, “Profiting from mental ill- health,” 03.15.2011). In fact, a government study in 2005 demonstrated that only 11 percent of ...

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'Crazy town' for Trump White House and a growing American political crisis - FinalCall.com News

Wed, 2018-09-12 20:37

'Crazy town' for Trump White House and a growing American political crisis
FinalCall.com News
WASHINGTON—In just one week in late August, President Donald J. Trump saw his former campaign chairman and his former personal lawyer convicted of more than a dozen tax and bank fraud felonies; he was publicly shamed at the funeral of former Sen.

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Unequal Justice: From Russiagate to Trumpgate - Progressive.org

Mon, 2018-09-10 15:31

Progressive.org

Unequal Justice: From Russiagate to Trumpgate
Progressive.org
To-date, Mueller and his team have secured convictions of seven individuals of federal crimes, ranging from lying to the FBI to tax evasion and bank fraud. Among those adjudicated guilty, by plea or trial, are Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign ...

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Houston psychiatrist sentenced to 12 years in prison - Houston Chronicle

Mon, 2018-09-10 06:15

Houston Chronicle

Houston psychiatrist sentenced to 12 years in prison
Houston Chronicle
From 2006 until February 2012, Mazcuri and others at Riverside engaged in a scheme to defraud Medicare by submitting false and fraudulent claims for intensive outpatient treatment for severe mental illness, according to evidence presented at the May ...

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Houston psychiatrist sentenced to 12 years in prison - Chron.com

Mon, 2018-09-10 05:07

Chron.com

Houston psychiatrist sentenced to 12 years in prison
Chron.com
From 2006 until February 2012, Mazcuri and others at Riverside engaged in a scheme to defraud Medicare by submitting false and fraudulent claims for intensive outpatient treatment for severe mental illness, according to evidence presented at the May ...

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The week in business - The Boston Globe

Fri, 2018-09-07 19:09

The Boston Globe

The week in business
The Boston Globe
A Lawrence mental health clinic that treats more than 1,200 poor patients said it will close “imminently'' if Massachusetts does not restore its Medicaid payments. Arbour Counseling Services, which is owned by the country's largest psychiatric company ...

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Houston Healthcare Professionals Sentenced for $155 Million Medicare Fraud - Citizen Truth

Fri, 2018-09-07 16:00

Houston Healthcare Professionals Sentenced for $155 Million Medicare Fraud
Citizen Truth
Mazcuri, a former attending psychiatrist at Riverside General Hospital in Houston, was found to have participated in a fraudulent scheme to receive Medicare payments for psychiatrist services he never provided. Between 2006 and 2012, Mazcuri filed ...

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White House Staffers Reportedly Told a Psychiatrist Trump Was 'Unraveling' - Splinter

Fri, 2018-09-07 12:21

Splinter

White House Staffers Reportedly Told a Psychiatrist Trump Was 'Unraveling'
Splinter
In an interview with Salon published Thursday, Lee, editor of 2017's The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President, claims that several White House staffers approached her to address the president's ...
I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump AdministrationNew York Times

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Mental health clinic sues state, says it will close if Medicaid payments aren't restored - The Boston Globe

Thu, 2018-09-06 16:31

Mental health clinic sues state, says it will close if Medicaid payments aren't restored
The Boston Globe
Arbour Counseling Services, which is owned by the country's largest psychiatric company, sued three state officials in federal court Tuesday over the payments, which the state suspended June 6 because of “credible allegations of fraud.'' The company's ...

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Psychiatrist Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Role in $155 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme - Imperial Valley News

Thu, 2018-09-06 15:22

Psychiatrist Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Role in $155 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
Imperial Valley News
Houston, Texas - A Houston psychiatrist was sentenced today to 150 months in prison for his role in a $155 million Medicare fraud scheme involving false and fraudulent claims for psychiatric services. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of ...

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Expert panel calls for sweeping election security measures - KUTV 2News

Thu, 2018-09-06 09:54

KUTV 2News

Expert panel calls for sweeping election security measures
KUTV 2News
The report calls for replacing rickety voting machines with more-secure voting systems that use paper ballots or equivalents, and other measures such as a particular form of postelection audit aimed at spotting fraud. The panel did not offer a price ...

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Lawrence hospital sues state over suspended MassHealth payments - Boston Business Journal

Thu, 2018-09-06 03:57

Boston Business Journal

Lawrence hospital sues state over suspended MassHealth payments
Boston Business Journal
A mental health hospital is suing the state over halted reimbursements under the state's Medicaid program, saying the state's allegations of fraud are wrong and that it will have to close if payments don't resume. Arbour Counseling Services in Lawrence ...

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Warning! California to let murderers go free - WND.com

Wed, 2018-09-05 17:58

WND.com

Warning! California to let murderers go free
WND.com
It would have designated any purchase of a book that opposes the homosexual and transgender campaigns “consumer fraud,” but its sponsor at the last hour withdrew it. It's just one of the many ... “Buried deep in AB 1810 is a provision which allows a ...

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Houston Psychiatrist Gets 12 Years in Prison for $155M Medicare Fraud - HealthLeaders Media

Wed, 2018-09-05 12:11

Houston Psychiatrist Gets 12 Years in Prison for $155M Medicare Fraud
HealthLeaders Media
At his 2017 trial, prosecutors showed that Mazcuri and others at Riverside submitted more than $155 million in bogus claims to Medicare between 2006 and 2012, using the hospital's partial hospitalization program for patients with severe mental illness.
Houston psychiatrist sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for role in $155 million Medicare fraud schemeMD Linx

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Reining in Medicaid Spending - The American Interest

Wed, 2018-09-05 03:00

The American Interest

Reining in Medicaid Spending
The American Interest
Eliminating fraud, abuse, and waste, minimizing rent-seeking behavior among stakeholders, and controlling budget gaming by the states, could reduce Medicaid costs by 20-40 percent. But that's ... Most health problems suffered by the poor are often not ...

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