Winning Against Breast Cancer through Abudo's Online Education and Awareness Initiative

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Abudo recently launched its online course on Breast cancer as an initiative for health education and disease management to help control the incidence

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 25, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In “November 2017”, Abudo successfully debuted its first online course on Breast Cancer with the end goal to create awareness about the disease progression and management. Breast cancer is the fifth most common cause of death from cancer in women which is why Abudo is targeting patients, their friends, family and coworkers to understand the disease and stop the steady rise in its incidence. This online course on Breast cancer is an initiative taken by Abudo in order to provide easy and structured disease education to to win against breast cancer.

“Abudo believes that raising awareness about the disease, providing guidance about its control and advocating for appropriate policies and programmes are key strategies to fight breast cancer” claims Abudo’s CEO Tariq Khurshid. He further emphasizes that “Abudo is an authentic and well-researched content provider on Breast Cancer and is one of the best platforms to address the issues regarding this widely prevalent disease”

With over 70k online health success education disseminators, Abudo’s vision reflects gaining a competitive edge by providing 100% unbiased and impartial education about Breast Cancer. Abudo understands people today are much aware than they previously were, however in 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S and about 2,550 new cases in men which is why Abudo contends that there is still a need to educate people about Breast cancer, debunk common misconceptions, myths and stigmas associated with it.

With the first phase absolutely free, Abudo offers subsidized subscriptions for interested individuals. This Breast Cancer Course is online and available 24/7. Patients and relatives can simply sign up for a course and access it from their desktop or mobile any anywhere, at any time with absolutely no age, gender or accessibility restriction. Moreover, this one of its kind initiative by Abudo offers value adding guidelines and checklists to improve quality of life all while endeavoring to help patients and caregivers manage stress, improve lifestyle and lead a healthy life. This course is a complete informative instruction manual as well as a certified Breast Cancer awareness disseminator which provides value for money by giving out all the benefits for just $15.

About Abudo:
Abudo is an online health success platform providing easy, structured disease education to patients, friends & family members. It believes in passion for creating a better life, by offering a variety of courses including both, communicable as well as non-communicable diseases along with a course completion certification at the end of each course. Abudo offers value adding guidelines and checklists to improve quality of life all while endeavoring to help patients and caregivers manage stress, improve lifestyle and lead a healthy life.

Kay Kendall
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Wakely Releases ACA Risk Adjustment Estimates in 35 states

TAMPA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, May 24, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Wakely Consulting Group (Wakely) has released accurate estimates of risk adjustment transfers in 37 states^; approximately 45 days before CMS plans to release its final amounts^^.

As part of the Wakely National Risk Adjustment Reporting Project (WNRAR), Wakely provides participating insurance companies with periodic estimates of risk adjustment transfer amounts by risk pool. In addition, Wakely is able to provide these companies with estimates of the impact of annual model changes which are critical to business planning and financial forecasting. These estimates have proven to be remarkably accurate as a result of the hard work Wakely and WNRAR-participating companies have put into this important project.

Knowing these amounts is critical to managing insurance products in these complex and ever-changing markets. The risk adjustment program levels the playing field by transferring money from insurance companies that enroll healthy individuals to those that enroll sicker individuals. The risk adjustment amounts can be substantial to insurance companies’ financial results and it is important for companies to have good estimates as early as possible.

Chia Yi Chin, the actuary who manages the project, noted that “We have invested a lot of time and energy in refining our approach to vetting the insurance company data submissions and keeping up with CMS methodology changes. It has been really rewarding to see our hard work pay off.”
To request sample reports or any additional information, please email WNRARSupport@wakely.com.

About Wakely:
Wakely Consulting Group is a nationally recognized health care financial and actuarial consulting firm serving health plans, government regulators, employers, health care providers, and other stakeholders in health care, managed care, and reform markets. Wakely assists clients with product pricing, feasibility studies, predictive modeling, actuarial certifications and filings, operational analysis, compliance, and other financial and management aspects of their business. Wakely has offices in Tampa, FL; Denver, CO; Atlanta, GA; Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY and Phoenix, AZ.

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^ 32 individual markets, 36 small group markets and 1 merged market.
^^ CMS intends to release the 2017 benefit year risk adjustment results by June 30th, 2018.

Kelly Thompson
Wakely Consulting Group LLC
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Study Finds Sepsis Patients Treated and Released From Emergency Departments Do Well with Outpatient Follow-Up

Sepsis is a life-threatening response to an infection. It occurs when chemicals released into the bloodstream to fight an infection trigger inflammatory responses throughout the body.

We found that many more emergency department patients with sepsis are discharged from the ED than previously recognized, but by and large these patients had fairly good outcomes.”

— Dr. Ithan Peltan, Intermountain Medical Center

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, USA , May 24, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — National guidelines assume that all patients who’re diagnosed with clinical sepsis in an emergency department will be admitted to the hospital for additional care, but new research has found that many more patients are being treated and released from the ED for outpatient follow-up than previously recognized.

Despite the finding that about 16 percent of sepsis patients who are diagnosed in the emergency department are not being admitted to the hospital, but are treated in the ED and released for outpatient management, researchers at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City found that these patients are still experiencing good outcomes.

“We found that many more emergency department patients with sepsis are discharged from the ED than previously recognized, but by and large these patients had fairly good outcomes,” said principal investigator Ithan Peltan, MD, MSc, a pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist and researcher from Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, which is part of the Intermountain Healthcare system.

Researchers presented results from the study of nearly 16,000 sepsis patients this week at the American Thoracic Society’s annual international conference in San Diego.

Sepsis is a life-threatening response to an infection. It occurs when chemicals released into the bloodstream to fight an infection trigger inflammatory responses throughout the body, which can trigger a cascade of changes that can damage multiple organ systems and cause them to fail. Without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly cause tissue damage, organ failure, and death.

“Sepsis is a common and deadly problem among patients who come to the emergency department,” said Dr. Peltan. “While widely-accepted guidelines assume all sepsis patients will be admitted to the hospital, we found that about 16 percent are in fact discharged from the ED for outpatient management. Our research looked at sepsis patients who were discharged and investigated their outcomes.”

The sepsis disease process isn’t fully understood, and treatment is often complicated, which is one of the reasons guidelines have assumed sepsis patients need to be admitted to the hospital. However, the Intermountain Healthcare research suggests that physicians can identify a subset of sepsis patients who do well with outpatient management.

“Outpatient management of sepsis is likely not automatically ‘wrong.’ But wide variation in care provided by different physicians suggests there’s room to identify criteria and develop and test tools clinicians can use to guide and optimize sepsis triage decisions,” said Dr. Peltan.

For the study, researchers searched Intermountain Healthcare’s Enterprise Data Warehouse, which is one of the nation’s largest depositories of clinical data, at two referral hospitals and two community hospitals in Utah between July 2013 and January 2017.

Researchers identified 15,832 adult ED patients who met clinical sepsis criteria. After excluding repeat ED visits, trauma patients, patients who left the ED against medical advice or on hospice, or those who passed away in the ED, 12,002 of 13,419 eligible ED sepsis patients were included in the analysis. Patients who transferred to another acute care facility were considered to be admitted, whereas transfers to non-acute care in skilled nursing or psychiatric facilities were classified as discharges.

Unsurprisingly, patients who were discharged were much less ill than admitted patients. However, after accounting for illness severity and other factors, Dr. Peltan and his team found that discharged sepsis patients had about the same chance of dying in the following 30 days as admitted patients. Some ED physicians admitted all, or almost all, of the patients they treated, while others discharged up to 39% of their sepsis patients.

Additionally, the researchers found that 65% of sepsis patients who were treated and released from the ED were women, compared to 35% of the male patients who were admitted to the hospital. Researchers plan more to examine this and other potential disparities more closely in their next study. An initial hypothesis is that women may come to the ED earlier in their illness, meaning they’re less sick.

“Physicians seem to do a good job of knowing who can be discharged,” said Dr. Peltan. “However, there was quite a bit of variation between physicians regarding how many of their patients get discharged, which suggests it may be important to give clinicians guidance to ensure patients who need it are admitted to the hospital, and to identify patients who can be considered for outpatient management and potentially avoid the inconvenience, expense, and risks of hospitalization.”

Other researchers involved in the study are: Nathan C. Dean, MD; Joseph R. Bledsoe, MD; Todd L. Allen, MD; Emily L. Wilson, MS; Matthew M. Samore, MD; and Samuel M. Brown, MD, MS.

Study funding was provided by donors to the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation, which provides seed grant money for worthy research projects, such as this one, that lead to clinical applications.

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Jess Gomez
Intermountain Medical Center
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Charles Laverty Believes New Technology Could Means Less Heart Surgery

Charles Laverty from Los Angeles, CA

CEO Charles Laverty from Los Angeles, CA

ABS Logo - Charles Laverty Serves As CEO

ABS Logo – Charles Laverty Serves As CEO

Charles Laverty wants to give hope to those who could face invasive heart surgeries. New coronary stenting procedures could save healthcare systems worldwide.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, May 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Advanced Bifurcation Systems has patented what they believe could be a ground-breaking dual catheter system that Charles Laverty, CEO, believes will modify the way heart patients are treated worldwide. All the medical progress that has been made over the last few decades has not changed the simple fact that many people still die from heart attacks every day. The system ABS is introducing provides a solution in a particularly problematic area of heart disease – bifurcation lesions.

In developed nations, the most common method for managing narrowed arteries that cause angina is to use stents. In most cases, this addresses the problem and helps to prevent heart attacks. The coronary stents market is anticipated to expand significantly within the next decade.

A burden on Healthcare systems
In the United States, heart disease is a leading cause of death, and stroke doesn’t follow far behind. This places a burden on the economy and costs the nation more every year due to an aging population. Virtually fifty percent of Americans run the risk of developing heart disease. The biggest purchaser of coronary stents is North America, but stents are also in much demand in Europe and China.

In underdeveloped countries, coronary stents are not widely used, mainly because they do not have the necessary infrastructure or trained specialists. Economic and political instability, as well as financial constraints and a lack of education, also contribute to the fact that they are not used as much as in developed countries.

A Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) is a non-surgical method used to widen a coronary artery. A balloon catheter dilates an artery from within, and the interventional cardiologist places a stent in the blood vessel that has been narrowed due to plaque buildup. Today’s stents are more advanced than those used in the past. Drug eluting stents, for example, are coated with drugs to decrease the chance of arteries narrowing again. Regardless of these improvements, heart disease still presents a major problem. Looking for less costly, more efficient procedures is essential.

Bifurcation lesions
A tricky problem that faces interventional cardiologists is treating bifurcation lesions. They are associated with higher procedural costs and less than satisfactory outcomes when compared with treatment for simple coronary lesions. Stents need to be situated in the main branch and a side branch. This often requires micro-adjustments, with overlapping and gaps often occurring.

Interventional cardiologist, Dr. Mehran Khorsandi, began experimenting on ways to prevent these complications twenty years ago. Now ABS has a dual catheter system that can deal with the most complex of bifurcation lesions in a simple manner and avoid the usual complications.

The benefits of a dual catheter system
Why the dual catheter system patented by ABS is so cutting edge is because stents can be placed in main and secondary branches of affected arteries at the same time. Micro-adjustments and battling to position stents is no longer a problem as self-alignment takes place.

What this means is that the procedure becomes far less complex and easily able to master, reducing risks for patients and allowing the procedure to be performed on an outpatient basis. This could have a significant effect on costs and results. It could also increase the possibility of such procedures being performed in underdeveloped countries.

Charles Laverty is excited about the prospects. Many patients could be saved from having to undergo risky open-heart surgery. Even complicated bifurcation lesions can be addressed with this system. He has been reaching out to people all over the world and already has partners on six continents to assist in spreading the news about this ingenious new technology.

ABS is currently conducting clinical trials and working toward receiving FDA approval. Approval could result in significant changes in the way heart disease is treated, benefiting patients, health care systems, and the economy.

About Advanced Bifurcation Systems
Advanced Bifurcation Systems works in the field of medical devices. It has patented a dual catheter system for treating bifurcation lesions that could revolutionize the way heart patients are treated. For more information about ABS and this new system, visit the website at

www.advancedbifurcation.com

Charles Laverty
Advanced Bifurcation Systems
(949)432-4824
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Abyde and Rev360 Partner to Ease HIPAA Burdens for Eye Care Professionals

It’s that easing of compliance burden that makes us thrilled to partner with Abyde.

— Dr. Brett Paepke, Director of ECP Services, Rev360

TAMPA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, May 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Abyde, the leading HIPAA compliance management software for medical practices, and Rev360, the eye care software and business services company that serves practices centered on RevolutionEHR, today announced a partnership focused on easing HIPAA challenges faced by Rev360 customers.

“Rev360 is constantly seeking partners that align with our mission of delivering profitability and joy to eye care practices,” said Dr. Brett Paepke, Director of ECP Services for Rev360. “Few would argue that HIPAA compliance is joyful, but virtually all eye care providers understand its importance. Abyde’s cloud-based architecture and tools make HIPAA processes as easy as possible allowing the doctor to focus on other aspects of the practice. It’s that easing of compliance burden that makes us thrilled to partner with Abyde.”

Launched in January of 2017, Abyde is a revolutionary, cloud-based software solution that enables eye care professionals to easily attain and sustain internal HIPAA compliance programs by walking them through the Risk Analysis, ongoing compliance, policy, procedure, and HIPAA training requirements. Abyde’s automated Risk Analysis also meets Meaningful Use, MACRA, and MIPS’s Protecting Electronic Health Information core measures.

“Abyde’s partnership with Rev360 is a true win for the eye care industry,” said Matt DiBlasi, President of Abyde. “It is our mission at Abyde to revolutionize HIPAA compliance so we are honored Rev360, a company with an impeccable reputation, has a desire to join us in our mission. We are eager for Rev360 customers to experience stress free HIPAA compliance through our partnership.”

About Abyde:
Abyde (Tampa, FL) is a technology company dedicated to revolutionizing HIPAA compliance for medical professionals. Launched in January 2017, Abyde was formed with the idea there could exist an easier, more cost-effective way for healthcare providers to comply with government-mandated HIPAA regulations. For more information on Abyde visit www.continualcompliance.com or call (800) 594-0883.

About Rev360:
Rev360 is the eye care software and business services company that serves practices centered on RevolutionEHR. Rev360 delivers the RevolutionEHR software platform and a growing suite of optional business services to RevolutionEHR users. To learn more about Rev360, visit http://www.rev-360.com.

Jake Dewberry
Abyde
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Enterprise Holdings Theft Victim Asks Lee Court to Consider Unconscionability of Adhesion Contract, Spoliage, and FDUTPA

Victim files Motion to Transfer and cites a number of due process abuses engaged by Enterprise Holdings and its companies National, Alamo, and Enterprise Rental

An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, May 22, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — SubscriberWise, the nation's largest issuing CRA for the communications industry and the leading protector of children victimized by identity fraud, announced today the 'Motion to Transfer' filed by Enterprise Holdings' National Car Rental fraud and theft victim David Howe. The motion was filed today IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.

The motion is an attempt to transfer the current case to the Regular Civil Docket with a Demand for Jury. The victim is asking the court to respectfully consider Unconscionability of Adhesion Contract (http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0600-0699/0672/Sections/0672.302.html), Spoliage of Evidence after the Tortfeasor failed to produce booth video surveillance that it said was the basis for a $502.80 financial extortion attempt, as well as Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA).

The Florida Statute is intended to "protect the consuming public and legitimate business enterprises from those who engage in unfair methods of competition, or unconscionable, deceptive, or unfair acts or practices in the conduct of any trade or commerce." According to legal literature obtained by the Plaintiff, FDUTPA affords civil private causes of action for both declaratory and injunctive relief and for damages in the State of Florida.

Read the entire court motion: https://www.docdroid.net/pSCBjLP/motion-to-transfer.pdf .

Related: Listen to Enterprise agent eagerly announce the company’s arbitration policy designed to keep consumers far away from open court dockets and jury trials: https://soundcloud.com/user-370781554/howe-damage-recovery-unit-cannot-sue-no-due-process

Related: Victim to DOJ and FTC: Enterprise and National Car Rental CONCEAL Video and Direct Police to WRONG Car to Cover Theft — https://www.einpresswire.com/article/447401960/victim-to-doj-and-ftc-enterprise-and-national-car-rental-conceal-video-and-direct-police-to-wrong-car-to-cover-theft

Related: Uber and Chipotle Headlines Offer Stunning Similarities for Florida National Car Rental Fraud and Theft Victim — https://www.einpresswire.com/article/447322614/uber-and-chipotle-headlines-offer-stunning-similarities-for-florida-national-car-rental-fraud-and-theft-victim

About SubscriberWise

By incorporating years of communications performance data and decision models, including FICO's latest analytic technology (FICO 9 Score), SubscriberWise® delivers unprecedented predictive power with a fully compliant, score driven decision management system. SubscriberWise is a risk management preferred-solutions provider for the National Cable Television Cooperative (www.nctconline.org). The NCTC helps nearly 1000 members nationwide.

SubscriberWise is a U.S.A. federally registered trademark of the SubscriberWise Limited Liability Co.

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Innovative Risk Score Tool Effectively Predicts Future Risk of Hospitalization for Pulmonary Disease Patients

Researchers have developed a new tool that utilizes basic laboratory tests to effectively identify patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are at high risk of being hospitalized due to a flare up of the condition.

Because the LIVE score is laboratory-based and reproducible, we are able to calculate the LIVE score electronically and identify high risk patients at the time of contact.”

— Denitza Blagev, MD, Intermountain Medical Center

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, USA, May 22, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Researchers have developed a new tool that utilizes basic laboratory tests to effectively identify patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are at high risk of being hospitalized due to a flare up of the condition.

The new risk-score stratification tool, developed and validated in more than 132,000 patient records by Intermountain Healthcare researchers at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, is unique in that it uses laboratory tests used in routine care to determine whether patients are at high or low risk of hospital admission in real time.

Researchers say the new Laboratory-based Intermountain Validated Exacerbation tool, known as the LIVE Score, may help clinicians better care for COPD patients by predicting high-risk patients who may benefit from early and specific interventions to avoid hospitalization.

COPD is the name for a group of diseases, primarily emphysema and chronic bronchitis, that are chronic inflammatory lung diseases that cause obstructed airflow from the lungs that affect more than 15 millions Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Acute exacerbation of COPD is a sudden worsening of COPD symptoms (shortness of breath, quantity and color of phlegm) that typically lasts for several days, and in severe situations can lead to hospitalization. Symptoms can be exacerbated, or worsened, by airborne irritants like secondhand smoke, dust, pollen, fumes or air pollution. During a flare up, patients may end up in their doctor’s office, the emergency department, or require hospitalization.

In the retrospective study, researchers found the majority of patients who experienced COPD exacerbations were in the LIVE risk-score model’s two highest risk groups. Conversely, patients in the risk model’s lowest risk group, fewer patients had exacerbations.

“We believe the ability to effectively identify these patients and intervene earlier in the course of a COPD exacerbation may help provide them with a higher quality of life, and potentially reduce medical costs associated with preventable hospital admissions,” said principal investigator Denitza Blagev, MD, a pulmonary and critical care physician at Intermountain Medical Center and medical director for quality for Intermountain Healthcare.

Results of the study of the LIVE Score model was be presented this week at the American Thoracic Society’s annual international conference in San Diego.

The LIVE risk score was validated among 48,871 patients who received a COPD diagnosis at Intermountain Healthcare between 2009 and 2016, and later validated among 83,134 patient records from the Veterans Affairs National Health System. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, and the VA Medical Center in San Francisco participated in the study.

At first, COPD may cause no symptoms or only mild symptoms. As the disease gets worse, symptoms usually become more severe. They include: a cough that produces mucus, shortness of breath (specially with physical activity), wheezing, and chest tightness.

There is currently no cure for COPD, but treatments are available to manage the symptoms and include: medications (such as inhalers), pulmonary rehabilitation, physical activity training, and oxygen treatments.

“Although we currently think about COPD as a single disease, the course and progression of the disease is variable among patients,” said Dr. Blagev. “It’s not only based on the severity of their COPD and lung function, but also on the number and variety of other medical problems a patient may have.”

The new LIVE scoring tool allows for improved COPD patient care on a health system level by identifying when earlier interventions may prove useful, while educating patients and families on what the future may look like for an individual patient diagnosed with COPD.

Dr. Blagev said further study is needed to examine the utility of the LIVE Score as a population health strategy in COPD patients. But she is encouraged by initial findings.

“Because the LIVE score is laboratory based and reproducible, we are able to calculate the LIVE score electronically and identify high risk patients at the time of contact,” she noted. “We can also identify patients based on data previously collected, even if they are not in the hospital currently, and can begin to develop interventions targeting these highest risk patients.”

Other members of the research team involved in the study include: Dave S. Collingridge, PhD and Susan Rea, PhD, with Intermountain Healthcare, and Siyang Zeng, MS and Mehrdad Arjomandi, MD, with University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Intermountain Medical Center is the flagship facility for the Intermountain Healthcare system, which is based in Salt Lake City.
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Jess Gomez
Intermountain Medical Center
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Indiana Whistleblower Center Now Urges a Physical Therapist in Indiana to Call About Rewards If They Can Prove Their Employer Is Overbilling Medicare for Unauthorized or Unsupervised PT Sessions

We believe one of the easiest ways to rip off Medicare is with unsupervised or unauthorized physical therapy on the part of a healthcare company."”

— Indiana Corporate Whistleblower Center

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, May 22, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Indiana Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging a physical therapist, a healthcare manager or medical doctor in Indiana to call them at 866-714-6466 if they have proof a healthcare company is involved in a scheme to gouge Medicare, Medicaid or TRICARE with unauthorized high volume physical therapy that was not being supervised by a physician.

According to the group, "We believe one of the easiest ways to rip off Medicare is with unsupervised or unauthorized physical therapy on the part of a healthcare company, and we are confident there are bad actors in every state involved in high volume overbilling of Medicare using PT as the excuse. Recently a whistleblower received $225,000 for this exact type of information."
http://Indiana.CorporateWhistleblower.Com

In January 2018 the Department of Justice announced a health care system based in Southern California agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare and TRICARE for physical therapy services provided by therapists without billing privileges and without the appropriate supervision by a physician. The whistleblower reward for this wrongdoing was $225,000 as mentioned.

Aside from therapists or physicians with proof a healthcare company is gouging Medicare with unsupervised or unauthorized physical therapy the Indiana Corporate Whistleblower Center would like to hear from the following types of people:

* A nursing home employee who can prove their employer is billing Medicare as if the facility is fully staffed when the opposite is true—the facility is constantly short staffed and patients are at risk.

* An employee at a rehab center, a skilled nursing facility, a dialysis center, a company providing hospice services, an imaging center, a blood testing company, or a hospital ER physician who can prove their Indiana based employer is billing Medicare/Medicaid for services never rendered or for unnecessary medical procedures.

The Indiana Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "If you are a Medical Doctor or any type of healthcare worker in Indiana and you have significant proof a healthcare provider is gouging Medicare or Medicaid with bills for services that never happened or for medical services that should have never taken place please call us anytime at 866-714-6466 so we can discuss the value of the potential whistleblower reward. Why sit on what could be a winning lotto ticket without ever knowing what it might have been worth?”
http://Indiana.CorporateWhistleblower.Com

Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Indiana Corporate Whistleblower Center: Do not go to the government first if you are a potential whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing. The Indiana Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Major whistleblowers frequently go to the government thinking they will help. It’s a huge mistake. Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Public revelation of a whistleblower’s information could destroy any prospect for a reward. Do not try to force a company/employer or individual to come clean about significant Medicare fraud, overbilling the federal government for services never rendered, multi million dollar state or federal tax evasion, or a Indiana based company falsely claiming to be a minority owned business to get preferential treatment on federal or state projects. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it’s sufficient, we will help you with a focus on you getting rewarded.”

Unlike any group in the US the Corporate Whistleblower Center can assist a potential whistleblower with packaging or building out their information to potentially increase the reward potential. They will also provide the whistleblower with access to some of the most skilled whistleblower attorneys in the nation. For more information a possible whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing in Indiana can contact the Whistleblower Center at 866-714-6466 or contact them via their website at http://Indiana.CorporateWhistleBlower.Com

For attribution please refer to the January 2018 Department of Justice announcement about this whistleblower reward. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/scripps-health-pay-15-million-settle-claims-services-rendered-unauthorized-physical

Thomas Martin
Indiana Corporate Whistleblower Center
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EVIDENCE DESTROYED by National Car Rental While Agent Asserts Enterprise Holdings' Damage Liability Threat to Renters

Renters easily implicated by $200 'stain' cleaning fee stamped to contract.  Stain preexisting.

Renters easily implicated by $200 ‘stain’ cleaning fee stamped to contract. Stain preexisting.

Preexisting damage; driving light missing means $$$ for renter

Preexisting damage; driving light missing means $$$ for renter

Preexisting damage; significant scrape means $$$ for renter

Preexisting damage; significant scrape means $$$ for renter

Preexisting damage; under car damage means $$$ for renter

Preexisting damage; under car damage means $$$ for renter

Company repeatedly notified to secure booth surveillance but purposely destroys while National agent effectively acknowledges the risk$$$ waiting for renters.

In the last 18 months after more than 100 hundred rentals, I’ve had only two vehicles that I could find no concern or minimal damage that warranted written and photographic evidence to prove condition”

— David Howe, National Car Rental crime victim

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, May 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — SubscriberWise, the nation's largest issuing CRA for the communications industry and the leading protector of children victimized by identity fraud, announced today the presumably intentional destruction of video booth surveillance by Enterprise Holdings' National Car Rental. The company notified the Lee Clerk of the Court that they do not have evidence that was directly and repeatedly requested as part of an investigation related to a 'ding and dent' scam at the SW FL Fort Myers International Airport in October 2016. SEE THE STUNNING 'SPOLIAGE' ADMISSION CONTAINED ON THE OFFICIAL FILING WITH THE LEE CLERK OF THE COURT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117645418177777883930/posts/KHkUmrh7Vy4

In addition, National Car Rental crime victim David Howe has produced audio from a conversation with a National agent who explains the company's 'expedient' rental process (listen now to agent: https://soundcloud.com/user-370781554/national-agent-admits-liability-in-waiting) that places the car renting population at incredible financial risk related to the virtually unlimited instances of minor 'wear and tear', as well as more apparent preexisting damage that has successfully ensnared millions of consumers from here and around the world.

Related: CBC News: 'Agents Say Scam is Systemic'

“Tomorrow I’m going to earnestly investigate what remedies and what sanctions are indicated for this intentional and, perhaps illegal (http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0900-0999/0918/Sections/0918.13.html), destruction of critical evidence regarding proof of whether vehicle damage – which was ultimately determined to be nothing more than normal ‘wear and tear’ by Enterprise owns standards – was preexisting at the time of rental origination,” said David Howe, National car rental fraud victim and America’s identity guardian for babies for girls and for boys.

“Within days of the predatory encounter at SW FL Fort Myers International airport and immediately after receiving notification of the financial extortion attempt, I made direct and repeated requests to obtain video booth surveillance to unequivocally determine the vehicle condition at the moment I obtained the rental.

“I ultimately was told to return to Miami where the rental originated. In fact, that’s exactly what I did,” continued Howe. “And when I arrived at the rental location, of course, no one was aware that I was coming despite multiple calls to agents and even to the Manager on duty, ‘Ricardo’. For the record, and the call to prove it is recorded and in my Ohio office, Ricardo specifically stated to ‘come here and a manager would assign you to the person who has access to the video’. In addition, Lee Port Authority Police made multiple calls to the Miami office but reported on the official police report that ‘as of the date of this report those calls have not been returned’.

“That is an outrage,” exclaimed Howe. “And if any one has any doubt about how outrageous this really is, then I defer to the nearly 8-million-dollar Chipotle jury verdict that was rendered last week against an employee who was accused – based on apparent video surveillance of her accessing a safe – but who was otherwise never offered the opportunity to view the footage that was used to implicate her.

“In many ways, this is the very same thing,” Howe argued. “The company was told in no uncertain terms, repeatedly, to have the video for my review. Moreover, the company was told to expect litigation as a result of this entire predatory behavior. And not only from me did agents and management hear my drum beat of pending civil litigation. In fact, the police detective who investigated the crime evidence, ultimately concluded – in writing and documented in the official police report – that this case should ultimately be pursued as a civil matter. That, to be certain, would mean to any reasonable person that ALL evidence, including in particular one of the most critical items of evidence — namely the booth surveillance, should be protected, safeguarded, duplicated, and preserved.

“Of course we now know, based on the response to the subpoena duces tecum and filed with the Lee Clerk of the Courts, that effectively Enterprise Holdings’ National Car Rental destroyed the evidence. In other words, they engaged in ‘Spoliation of Evidence’. And they should be sanctioned severely for this predatory and outrageous abuse.

“So today, I’m asking — I'm urging — Congress to listen to the words of a representative at National explain the company’s ‘expedient’ method of renting vehicles to consumers who otherwise expect the ‘good faith and fair dealing’ covenant: listen now to agent: https://soundcloud.com/user-370781554/national-agent-admits-liability-in-waiting. I’m asking Congress to acknowledge the remarkable risk that such a method exposes for the renting public. In other words, the current method is truly a ‘liability in waiting’ for millions of renters who simply get in a rental car and drive down the road without any indication that preexisting damage is their financial liability. And Congress must understand that the industry isn’t eager or willing to change the method because it’s so lucrative and it’s so easy to implicate honest people and their insurance companies.

Related: BBB issues nationwide warning about Payless Car Rental — https://abcnews.go.com/US/bbb-issues-nationwide-warning-payless-car-rental/story?id=47585004

“Need proof,” Howe asked? “Then here’s one video among myriads of similar examples I’ve been collecting since my own criminal victimization on October 29, 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqe4fhzPuKM . And in virtually every single instance of this financial extortion scheme, there's not a shred of evidence of liability; instead, the renters trust with the agency combined with the lack of photographic evidence of vehicle condition at the time of rental is exactly why consumers are routinely and easily victimized financially by the car rental industry.

“In the last 18 months after more than 100 hundred car rentals, I’ve had only two vehicles that I could find no concern or minimal damage that warranted written and photographic evidence to prove the vehicle condition at the time of rental. While remarkable, it's true. And in one very recent and very predatory situation, I was handed a rental agreement with a stamp conspicuously placed on the contract that specifically indicated that ‘vehicles returned with stains to the interior would incur a $200.00 cleaning fee’ (see photo of stained seat contained with this news). And like all customers, I simply initialed and signed where told. When I went outside and opened the door – SURPRISE – the vehicle has a very obvious stain on the driver-side front seat.

“That, Congress, is a LIABILITY IN WAITING,” declared Howe. “And the car rental industry is literally banking on said liabilities, despite their desperate lies to the contrary. Yes, had I not been a victim of a ‘ding and dent’ scam, I would have likely have not even noticed or thought about the stain. I would have simply driven away assuming when I returned the vehicle with the very same stain, the agency would not attempt to collect $200.00 based on the language that was stamped on the contract and otherwise legally implicated to me by my initials and/or signature. Of course, my predatory encounter at RSW changed all of that and I took photos and documented the stain to protect myself from a similar scam.

“And that’s why Congress MUST act to enforce predictable and uniform standards for this under-regulated industry. It’s the reason also that Congress must require predatory arbitration clauses greedily pursued by the car rental industry unlawful,” Howe concluded.

Related: Enterprise Holdings and Canadian Car Rental Scandal: Christopher Elliott and His Prophetic Article in the Chicago Tribune Could Not Have Been More Precise — https://www.apnews.com/61887ba723f44c0cae5d22aab277eae0

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Atrial Fibrillation Patients Diagnosed with Carotid Artery Disease Face Increased Risk of Dementia, Study Finds

Atrial fibrillation patients who are diagnosed with carotid artery disease face higher risks for developing dementia, according to new research from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.

Atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease are treatable, and addressing those diseases early on can help reduce the risk of developing dementia.”

— Victoria Jacobs, PhD, Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute

SALT LAKE CITY , UT, USA , May 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Atrial fibrillation patients who are diagnosed with carotid artery disease face higher risks for developing dementia, according to new research from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.

Blockages in the carotid artery, which gradually build up as people age, restrict blood flow to the brain. The new study shows that a combination of the two diseases and the resulting impact on blood flow significantly increases a patient’s chances of developing dementia.

Prior research has shown the abnormal heart rhythms of atrial fibrillation produce inconsistent blood flow to the brain, which contributes to the onset of dementia or a decrease in cognitive function. Risk factors are similar for atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease and include age, weight, hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Smoking can also increase risk.

“Our team of researchers has been studying links between atrial fibrillation and dementia. This new data stresses the continued need for physicians to monitor and screen patients for both carotid artery disease and atrial fibrillation, especially patients who have risk factors of either disease, said Victoria Jacobs, PhD, a clinical researcher with the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute.”

Results of the study were presented this month during the Heart Rhythm Society’s 39th annual Scientific Sessions in Boston.

More than 200,000 new patients are diagnosed each year with carotid artery disease, which is caused by plaque building up in the artery that leads from the brain to the heart. However, the disease is usually asymptomatic until the patient has a stroke. The largest age group of people affected are those over 60.

Atrial fibrillation, the most common heart arrhythmia in the world, affects more than 2.7 million American adults. The abnormal heart rhythm causes blood to pool and clot in the heart, and when those blood clots break free, they can cause a stroke.

Researchers examined 6,786 patients with carotid artery disease with no history of dementia, and compared those in the group diagnosed with atrial fibrillation to those with no diagnosis of atrial fibrillation.

The average age of the patients was 71.6 years old and 55.6 percent of them were male. Twenty one percent of them had atrial fibrillation.

How can study results help providers and patients reduce the onset of dementia? Dr. Jacobs says early awareness and recognition are key.

“Atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease are treatable, and addressing those diseases early on can help reduce the risk of developing dementia,” said Dr. Jacobs. “Physicians should be discussing the treatment options with patients who are at risk to help educate them about what they can do to live the healthiest life possible. Patients should be engaged in their own healthcare, knowledgeable about their risks, and active in maintaining healthy lifestyles. Neither disease should be accepted passively, because both are treatable, and treatment is especially important given the benefit of helping to prevent or postpone dementia.”

Researchers will continue to analyze the data to compare it among different groups to see what patterns may exist in identifying a patient’s risk of developing dementia.

Members of the research team include: Kevin G. Graves, MHI; Heidi T. May, PhD; Victoria Jacobs, PhD; Tami L. Bair; Brian G. Crandall, MD; Michael J. Cutler, DO, PhD; Charles Mallender, MD; Jeffrey S. Osborn, MD; Peter Weiss, MD; John D. Day, MD; T. Jared Bunch, MD.

Intermountain Medical Center is the flagship facility for the Intermountain Healthcare system, which is based in Salt Lake City.

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