Managed care problem? Find out if the law’s on your side

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There’s always something else. That is the way it can feel for physician practices that battle daily to navigate the maze of health insurer requirements on behalf of their patients.

“Physicians and practice managers often struggle with the myriad health insurer contract terms, policies and rules that they have to meet to get their patients the care they need,” according to Marilyn J. Heine, MD. She is chair of the AMA Council on Legislation and a hematology-oncology and emergency physician in suburban Philadelphia.

Health insurers also often set the standards for schedules of treatment, continuity of care, payments and prior

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Business School Briefing: careers Q&A, cyber criminals

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Welcome to Business School Briefing. We offer you insights from Andrew Hill and Jonathan Moules, and the pick of top stories being read in business schools. Edited by Wai Kwen Chan and Andrew Jack.

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Are you ready for the future workplace? University students, faculty and career services staff are invited to join the Financial Times for a virtual Q&A, on Wednesday, May 19 at 12pm ET (5pm GMT/9am PT), to discuss employment trends, ways to prepare yourself (or your cohorts) for hybrid work models, and how companies are addressing diversity and inclusion.

Andrew Jack, the FT’s global education

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New law makes inmates choose electric chair or firing squad

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has signed into law a bill that forces death row inmates for now to choose between the electric chair or a newly formed firing squad in hopes the state can restart executions after an involuntary 10-year pause.

South Carolina had been one of the most prolific states of its size in putting inmates to death. But a lack of lethal injection drugs brought executions to a halt.

McMaster signed the bill Friday with no ceremony or fanfare, according to the state Legislature’s website. It’s the first bill the governor decided to

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Chiaravalloti Bill Seeks to Protect Judges from Violence

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BAYONNE, NJ – More than 3,000 threats or inappropriate contacts against judges are made each year, the U.S. Marshal service has said, prompting legislation sponsored by Assembly Nicholas Chiaravalloti to increase penalties on those committing the crime.

“There have been some horrific incidents including one here in New Jersey with Judge Salas,” Chiaravalloti said, referencing an incident in July when the son of Federal Judge Esther Salas was murdered in the family’s North Brunswick home. “We are seeing these threats come more frequently in the age of social media, and we tried to recognize these are real.”

“It’s bad when

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Where 5 Challenges to New York’s 2019 Rent Law Stand Now

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Five cases: three dismissals and two decisions pending.

It’s been nearly two years since the New York state legislature passed the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019, yet five separate suits challenging the law’s constitutionality are still taking up space on court dockets.

The plaintiffs — an array of landlords, property managers and related interest groups — are banking that the suits can crawl their way to the Supreme Court, where a majority conservative bench might favor curtailing government control of property. Tenant lawyers party to each case doubt that they will make it past the appellate

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