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VIAW Newswire 01.23.13

Posted on 15 May 2013 by admin

California It’s Here- Independent Bill Review

2013 has started off with a whirlwind of new regulations and administrative processes. We have several new sets of regulations that cover topics such as Independent Bill Review (IBR), Independent Medical Review (IMR), Utilization Review (UR) and Lien Activation Fees.

http://tinyurl.com/b8dextw

 

Federal Mine Safety Rules Approved to Prevent Disasters Like Upper Big Branch

New federal rules approved Thursday could help save lives at dangerous mines with a pattern of safety violations and put more responsibility on companies to find and fix hazar ds, the U.S. Department of Labor said.

http://tinyurl.com/b66tm63

 

State Disability Center Forfeits Funding Over Abuse

California’s largest board-and-care center for the developmentally disabled will surrender more than $1 million a month in federal funding for failures to protect patients from abuse and provide quality medical care, state officials announced Friday.

http://tinyurl.com/adenpou

 

It’s Time to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage

Over the past year, economists and politicians have come to focus on the growing degree of income inequality in the United States.

http://tinyurl.com/a8vn5m8

 

ACOEM Wants Workers’ Health Info Included in EHRs

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is

asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to ensure workers’ health information is a fundamental component of electronic health records (EHRs).

http://tinyurl.com/b8dextw

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