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2014-08-18 23:05:23

Community Health Systems engaged in a corporate scheme by improperly billing for higher-cost inpatient services in situations where only outpatient services were required, the federal government alleged. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm that represents whistleblowers in qui tam cases, comments that Community Health Systems Inc. (CHS) has agreed to pay $98.15 million to settle False Claims Act allegations. According to a press...

2014-08-07 12:26:25

Social networking sites, search/portal sites and their fellow Americans - in possession of camera-equipped devices - also seen as threats to privacy NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It seems that lately, privacy and personal data have been permanent fixtures in the news cycle. Between revelations of government snooping, consumer data breaches, and social media experiments, it can be tough to trust anyone with your personal information these days. In fact, only four in ten...

2014-07-31 23:03:23

Whistleblower contributions have helped stop illegal employer activities that may cause harm and lead to fraud that endangers lives and the economy. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Parker Waichman, LLP, a national law firm that represents whistleblowers in qui tam cases, comments that whistleblowers are a critical component of the process that puts an end to illegal employer activities that may cause harm to consumers and may defraud the government, and recognizes that...

2014-07-30 12:28:49

AFGE member sees union as champion of workers and a stabilizing force in the community WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a time when union membership has been on a decline, a groundswell of workers, from teachers to fast-food workers, organized and unorganized, have taken action against union busting and poor working conditions. The actions of these workers is partly what inspired Suzanne McBride, American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2206...

2014-07-30 04:22:42

OTTAWA, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Canadian Government's Chief Information Officer confirmed yesterday that Chinese state sponsored hackers have been found to be breaking into the networks of the National Research Council (NRC) - the leading research body for the government. Media reports say that there is concern at the highest levels of the government and that Foreign Minister John Baird met his counterpart in China, and had a comprehensive discussion on the subject....

2014-07-29 23:13:38

US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is encouraging government contractors to become registered in System for Award Management (SAM) and become placed on the GSA’s extremely lucrative Maintenance, Repair, & Operations (MRO) purchase channel. The final fiscal quarter is on its way to an end and if government procurement officers must spend their remaining budget before the end of September 2014. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is...

2014-07-29 08:33:02

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging home healthcare industry managers, or executives to call them anytime at 866-714-6466 about incredibly lucrative reward programs, if they possess well documented proof of substantial Medicare fraud, or overbilling. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140728/130630 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140728/130629 The Corporate Whistleblower Center...

2014-07-28 23:05:57

As the federal government works on creating a solution that minimizes over-prescribing of prescription drugs, Novus works to support victims of drug abuse with comprehensive rehabilitation. New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Termed by the Michigan Osteopathic Association as “a silent killer,” prescription drug abuse causes more fatal overdoses than heroin and cocaine combined, and takes more than 16,500 lives a year. (1) Those who are particularly vulnerable to succumbing to...

2014-07-28 12:21:43

With commercial alignment driving grain supply chain back in sync, CN's Claude Mongeau urges Ottawa to carefully limit the scope of new rail regulations MONTREAL, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) said today Canada's rail transportation system is ready to accommodate the new harvest with a solid throughput rate in line with the grain supply chain. The supply chain will also be able to address the excess carry-over from last year's extraordinary crop by as...

2014-07-23 12:26:28

TORONTO, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario should not delay fiscal consolidation, while Ottawa should take a more gradual approach than planned, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "User Discretion Advised: Fiscal Consolidation and the Recovery," author William Scarth calls on the Ontario provincial government to address its long-term sustainability challenges before it embarks on any major new expenditures, while stating that the federal government should delay its...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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