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VIAW Newswire 05.17.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

10 Best & Worst States for Safe Hospitals

The Leapfrog Group ranked states by the percentage of hospitals that received an “A” grade — the highest possible from The Leapfrog Group — for patient safety. Note: Maryland was not ranked because they are not required to publicly report their hospital safety data, according to The Leapfrog Group.


How to Know If Your Cell Phone Has Surveillance

Before the cellular age, phone taps were fairly easy to detect. Faint yet audible clicks on your receiver were a dead giveaway that someone was listening in to your conversation. Today, however, there is no definitive way to detect, or prevent, government agencies from spying on your calls. On cellular networks, all conversations may be accessed and recorded by the phone company if law enforcement or a federal agency supplies a proper warrant.
Jail time for King County man who faked work injuries to get drugs
Tumwater – Jose Ramon Amaya-Hernandez thought he found the perfect way to get prescription narcotics — go to a hospital claiming to be in pain due to a work related injury. However, an investigation by the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) uncovered the scam.
CA DWC Audit Unit to Begin Investigating Violations of Electronic Billing Regulations
San Francisco, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has received complaints regarding claims administrators who do not accept electronic bills from medical providers. The DWC Audit Unit has begun investigating claims administrators to determine if they accept electronic transmissions of medical bills.
Laundering The Public Image Of Worker-Killing Sweatshops
Not good for the corporate image of Walmart, whose clothes were sewn at Tazreen, or Apple, whose iPads and iPhones are put together at Foxconn. Not good for JCPenney, Benetton or the Spanish clothing brand El Corte Inglés, whose labels or cutting orders were found in the rubble at Rana Plaza. According to the International Labor Rights Forum, “one of the factories in the Rana complex, Ether-Tex, had listed Walmart-Canada as a buyer on their web site.”

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