Medicare spending breakthrough will reward Vermont’s high quality, low cost

first_imgSource: Welch’s office. 10.22.2009# # # Congressman Peter Welch and a coalition of House members announced a breakthrough Thursday morning in reforming the Medicare payment system to reward quality health care. At a Capitol Hill press conference, Welch and the other members outlined the deal, which will change the way Medicare pays health care providers for services from its current system focused on volume of care to a quality and value-based system. By making reimbursement rates more equitable, states like Vermont with higher quality and lower cost care are expected to benefit from the agreement.“By rewarding quality – not quantity – of care, this agreement will save taxpayers billions of dollars and reduce costly, unnecessary procedures that fail to improve patient outcomes,” Welch said. “Reforming the current fee-for-service model is among the most critical elements of health care reform, and this breakthrough represents a significant step forward.”The Quality Care Coalition’s compromise added language to the health care reform bill changing Medicare to a quality-based payment system in two years. Specifically, the compromise would require the Institute of Medicine to conduct two studies on geographic variations and quality metrics. At the end of the two year study period, Medicare would switch to a quality-based reimbursement system unless Congress specifically cast a vote to disallow that change. Since the start of the health care reform debate, Welch has highlighted the work of Dr. Elliott Fisher and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy Research in identifying geographic disparities in Medicare reimbursement. Welch introduced legislation creating Accountable Care Organizations, which was included in the Energy and Commerce version of the health reform bill.last_img read more

JNC Vacancies

first_img JNC Vacancies 14th JNC to fill circuit vacancy The 14th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill a newly created seat on the circuit bench. Applicants must have been a member of the Bar in good standing for the preceding five years, registered voters, and reside in the 14th Circuit upon assuming office. Applications may be downloaded from the Bar’s Web site at floridabar.org or obtained from Timothy M. Warner, JNC chair, at 519 Grace Avenue, Panama City 32401, phone (850) 784-7772. An applicant must file a new application for the circuit judgeship position even if the applicant recently applied for the Bay County judgeship position or has previously applied with the 14th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission for another position. An original and nine copies of the completed application, with photograph attached, must be received by Warner no later than 5 p.m. September 20. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. 17th JNC to fill three vacancies The 17th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill two circuit court vacancies and one Broward County court vacancy created as a result of the 2005 legislature. Applicants must have been a member of the Bar in good standing for the preceding five years, registered voters, and reside in the 17th Circuit upon assuming office. Application forms and instructions are available on the Bar Web site at floridabar.org or by contacting Timothy L. Bailey, JNC chair, Bailey and Bailey Law Offices, 2335 E. Atlantic Blvd., Suite 300, Pompano Beach 33062, telephone (954) 941-4920, fax (954) 941-4927. An original and nine copies of the completed applications (with photographs) must be received by Bailey no later than September 29 at 5 p.m. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Those candidates who recently applied for the county and circuit court positions (July-August, 2005) do not have to resubmit new applications for these positions, your prior applications will be considered for these new positions. However, if you submitted an application for the county court vacancy and you now want to be considered also for a circuit court vacancy, you must submit a new application for the circuit court vacancy. JNC Vacancies September 15, 2005 Regular Newslast_img read more

Tori Spelling Schools Jennie Garth in ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Trivia

first_imgWhile David and Donna were on and off during the 10-season run of Beverly Hills, 90210, the onscreen couple exchanged vows during the 2000 series finale — and Spelling thinks they are still going strong.“I’m gonna go with yes. And they have a gaggle of kids. Oh, that’s my real life,” she told Us. “I mean between the two of us, Brian and I have a lot of kids so yeah, I think Donna and David would have a lot of kids and be happily married.”- Advertisement – Garth, for her part, thinks Kelly Taylor, whose main love interests were Jason Priestley’s Brandon Walsh and Luke Perry’s Dylan McKay, is flying solo in 2020.“I think maybe she would be on our own by now,” she told Us. “She would definitely choose herself again.”During the trivia game, the What I Like About You actress, who said she remembers less than “90 percent” of the series, was surprised to learn Brandon was unfaithful to Kelly on the show.“He wouldn’t do that!” Garth said.Spelling added, “I just got super protective and now I got furious for you that he did that.”Tori Spelling Gets Triggered by David Cheating on Donna During 90210 TriviaTori Spelling as Donna and Brian Austin Green as David on ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ YouTubeAll jokes aside, Garth and Spelling want to have all of their onscreen boyfriends on their rewatch podcast.“Jen and I had so many boyfriends on that show over the years. We want to have all our boyfriends on!” Spelling said.Garth quipped, “It will be a parade of boyfriends in the studio.”To see Garth and Spelling’s complete trivia game, watch the video above!Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! Donna Martin and David Silver’s love story wasn’t perfect — and Tori Spelling doesn’t like to think about Brian Austin Green’s character’s missteps. During a game of Beverly Hills, 90210 trivia with Us Weekly, the actress got visibly upset while answering questions about David cheating on Donna.“Ugh, in a limo with Ariel,” Spelling, 47, replied when asked who David cheated on Donna with during season 4. “Oh, my God. I just got upset about it, like, it really happened to me, like, I just got all the feels back.”Tori Spelling Gets Triggered by David Cheating on Donna During 90210 TriviaKari Wuhrer as Ariel and Brian Austin Green as David on ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ YouTube- Advertisement – When asked who Noah Hunter (Vincent Young) cheated on Donna with during season 8, Spelling and costar Jennie Garth answered Valerie (Tiffani Thiessen) in unison.“Sorry, I got mad again, personally, sorry,” Spelling quipped. She subsequently concluded that revisiting the show for their “9021OMG” podcast, which debuts on Monday, November 9, is going to be “therapeutic.”Garth, 48, replied, “You’re gonna have to, like, let some of that stuff go.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

40-day-old baby dies in East Java after contracting COVID-19 from visitors

first_imgPDP is a designation for people who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 but whose illness has not been confirmed, meaning they awaiting either testing or test results.”The parents brought the baby to Smart Pamekasan Regional General Hospital on June 9. He was immediately isolated by the health care workers at the hospital,” Sigit said.Read also: Don’t neglect children’s rights during pandemic: KPAIThe baby’s COVID-19 test result came back positive. Despite the treatment he received, the baby died on Sunday.”He was laid to rest yesterday according to COVID-19 protocols,” Sigit added.Syaiful said the task force had tested the baby’s parents. They were negative for COVID-19.As of Monday, Pamekasan regency had recorded 82 cases of COVID-19 with 18 fatalities and 18 recoveries. (nal)Topics : A 40-day-old baby died in Tlanakan district, Pamekasan regency, East Java, on Sunday after contracting COVID-19, believed to have been spread by neighbors who visited the newborn weeks ago.The baby, who tested positive for the virus when he was 28 days old, died in Smart Pamekasan General Regional Hospital after nearly two weeks of treatment.”Based on the contract tracing we carried out, the baby contracted COVID-19 from neighbors who visited him soon after he was born,” Pamekasan regency COVID-19 task force chief Syaiful Hidayat said on Monday. He said many visitors had held the baby.Read also: Indonesia’s hundreds of suspected child virus deaths highlight dangerSoon after the visits, the baby showed symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever, coughing and labored breathing.Task force spokesperson Sigit Priyono said there were a number of patients under surveillance (PDP) and people who had tested positive for COVID-19 who continued their daily activities and did not self-isolate in Tlanakan district.last_img read more

These are the places where you can still find affordable properties

first_imgThere is still good value in the Whitsunday’s region with this home at81 Gordon St, Bowen listed for just $288,000 Picture: realestate.com.auWHILE Brisbane’s property market may appear affordable to buyers from southern states, buying a house close to the CBD can still be out of the price range of some buyers.According to PRDnationwide national research manager Dr Diaswati Mardiasmo, those with a budget of less than $500,000 had fewer options in Brisbane now than they did just a year ago.In the first half of 2017 that price range could access 15.3 per cent of the market, but by the second half of 2017 it would only access 10.6 per cent.But Dr Mardiasmo said all hope was not lost, there were still places where such a budget could score an affordable property in an area predicted for future growth.“What we’re now seeing in the market is a diminishing pool of available properties at the lower and mid-price range, especially in the capital cities of Brisbane and Hobart that were once touted as affordable,’’ she said.Dr Mardiasmo has come up with a list of four areas outside of Brisbane which are still affordable and have good growth indicators for local jobs and a sustainable economic future.Among other factors she selected areas with on par or higher rental yields than the closest capital city, as well as on-par or lower vacancy rate compared to the closest capital cityThe area also needed to be earmarked for a significant amount of future development work and have low unemployment figures.In Queensland the tops areas according to Dr Mardiasmo were Whitsunday Regioanl Council, Ipswich City Council, Toowoomba Regional Council and Southern Downs Regional Council.Dr Mardiasmo said Whitsunday Regional Council area has plenty of job opportunities including for technicians, trade workers, labourers and managers. She said unemployment at 6.7 per cent was is much lower than both Brisbane 7.4 per cent and Queensland 7.6 per cent.She said buyers were urged to secure their properties now because there were still incredibly affordable property prices and promising capital growth on offer.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoThe area has a median house price of $375,000, median unit price of $220,000 and median land price of $165,000.“As the majority of the Whitsunday’s population choose to rent (36.4 per cent), investors are urged to capitalise on the strong conditions offered in the area’s rental market,’’ she said.The Ipswich City Council has a median house price of $347,500, a median unit price of $318,750 and median land price of $190,000.“Also in December 2017, yields continued to stand out for houses at 4.8 per cent and units 6.2 per cent,’’ she said.“This offers much more appealing conditions than Brisbane’s house and unit yields of 3.8 per cent and 5 per cent respectively.’’ Toowoomba Regional Council had a median house price of $380,000, median unit price of $304,000 and median land price of $180,000.“First home buyers are urged to take advantage of the affordable property prices and gain the rewards of solid capital growth,’’ Dr Mardiasmo said.She said the area had much more favourable conditions for investment than Brisbane.The Southern Downs Regional Council area has a median house price of $280,000, median unit price of $225,000 and median land price of $108,500. It has a very low vacancy rate and strong rental yields for houses and units.“Investors are urged to capitalise on solid returns and strong capital gains,’’ Dr Mardiasmo said.last_img read more

DEA wraps up Sierra acquisition. Gets hold of Zama discovery share

first_imgGerman oil company DEA Deutsche Erdoel has completed the previously announced purchase of Sierra Oil & Gas, an independent Mexican oil and gas company.Maria Moraeus Hanssen, DEA’s CEOSierra holds interests in a portfolio of six exploration and appraisal blocks in Mexico, including the world-class Zama discovery made by Talos in July 2017.Zama has been described as one of the largest shallow water discoveries in the past 20 years globally.Maria Moraeus Hanssen, DEA’s CEO said the German oil company saw Mexico as a growth market for its oil and gas business.She said: “Following the combination of the new Sierra portfolio and the existing DEA assets, we will have a very active year ahead in terms of operations. The acquisition of Sierra is a fantastic opportunity for us to become a very serious player with a significant portfolio in the country. We are building a leading private upstream company in Mexico.”With the closing of the acquisition, Sierra Oil & Gas has become a subsidiary of DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG. DEA will now start to consolidate its two companies in Mexico, Deutsche Erdoel México and Sierra Oil & Gas, to create a new business unit.Juan Manuel Delgado, Managing Director Deutsche Erdoel México, said: ”We are looking forward to joining forces and growing DEA’s business in Mexico. Together we will develop a business unit, that is very well equipped to deliver results in all parts of our enlarged operations, and that will serve as the foundation for further growth.”Via Sierra, DEA holds now a 40% non-operated working interest in Block 7, containing a significant part of Zama.As a whole, Zama is estimated to hold 400 million to 800 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent and expected to start production by 2022/23.DEA has also added non-operated interests in five exploration blocks covering around 9,400 square kilometers in the core part of Mexico’s Sureste basin.In addition, DEA currently operates the onshore Ogarrio oil field, in partnership with Pemex, and holds interests in four exploration blocks in the Tampico Misantla and Sureste Basins, three of which as the operator.last_img read more

La Liga goalie tests positive for coronavirus

first_imgThe club announced the news late on Friday, May 8, the same day the squad returned to training.It was around 23:00 CEST when it was announced that Remiro had not been among his teammates.The PCR test was negative, but the serology test proved positive for IgM.The player has a “low probability of transmitting the disease “, according to this same information, since he tested negative for IgG, which means that his immune system is already in the process of successfully fighting off the virus.Therefore, Remiro must remain in solitary confinement at home for a couple of days and, if all goes well, he could soon be discharged.Read Also: Maradona autographs jersey to help Buenos Aires poorRemiro is the second player in LaLiga Santander to test positive since the return to training was announced, with the first being Atletico Madrid’s Renan Lodi, who has also been placed in solitary confinement.Coronavirus has previously had an impact at both Espanyol and Valencia to name just two.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them33 Celebs Photos From Their Childhood: Will You Recognize Them?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers Loading… center_img Real Sociedad goalkeeper Alex Remiro has tested positive for coronavirus and must remain in isolation at home instead of returning to training with the rest of his teammates.Advertisementlast_img read more

URSS Rebels return Belleville, Byers

first_imgBELLEVILLE, Kan. – After a week off, the United Rebel Sprint Series returns to action this week­end as the URSS Myers Engines National Tour will tackle the Belleville Highbanks in Belleville, Kan., for the second time this year and the Colorado URSS West Region will make its fifth appear­ance this year at Colorado Motor Sports Park in Byers.For the second time in three weeks, the National tour will return to the Belleville Highbanks for a $1,000 to win minimum $200 to start main event. J.D. Johnson has taken two in a row as he notched his first win during the 2015 Belleville Nationals and then backed it up with another dominat­ing performance during this year’s event. Four-time Belleville winner Luke Cranston, Zach Blurton, Brian Herbert, Jed Werner and a host of others will be on hand to end Johnson’s reign.Saturday night’s action starts at 7:30 p.m.Also on Saturday at 7 p.m. the URSS West Region will return to action at Colorado Motor Sports Park in Byers.Blurton has taken two feature wins this year at Colorado’s newest 3/8 mile dirt track, with Zac Tay­lor and Justin Medlock splitting the other two. Coby Pearce will look to get his first win this year at CMSP, as he claimed a feature in 2015. A lot of drivers will be seeking their first win at CMSP including youngster Austin McClean, who is proving to be a source to be reckoned with, along with veterans Patrick Bourke, Mark Walinder, Scott Cochran among others.last_img read more

Hughes sweet on Conor triumph

first_img Hughes said: “He looks the one they all have to beat to me. What really pleased me about that last day was that it was a really good time. “If we’d beaten Willie’s horse (Diakali) and it was a poor time, people could have said it wasn’t much of a race, but they can’t when the time is good. “That race is usually a good trial for the Triumph and we’re very happy with him.” Our Conor is a general 5-1 favourite for the juvenile championship race. Dessie Hughes believes Our Conor is the one to beat in the JCB Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham next month. Press Associationcenter_img Unbeaten in three races over timber, the four-year-old was a hugely impressive winner of a Grade One at Leopardstown earlier this month, beating two from the Willie Mullins yard who had won both their starts over hurdles previously. Also well behind him was John Ferguson’s Ruacana, a Grade One winner at Chepstow, giving the form a really solid look. last_img read more

Odion Ighalo ready to face Leicester despite injury

first_img Ighalo limped off with a dead leg in Watford’s win at West Ham after a heavy challenge from James Collins, but the Nigerian striker will be fit to face the high-flying Foxes. Jose Manuel Jurado, who has not featured since September with a hamstring injury sustained in training, remains sidelined. Tommie Hoban (groin) and Joel Ekstrand (knee) are long-term absentees. Provisional squad: Gomes, Arlauskis, Gilmartin, Nyom, Cathcart, Prodl, Ake, Paredes, Britos, Holebas, Belkalem, Capoue, Behrami, Dyer, Watson, Guedioura, Anya, Jurado, Layun, Berghuis, Pudil, Behrami, Abdi, Oulare, Diamanti, Ighalo, Deeney. Press Associationcenter_img Watford’s top scorer Odion Ighalo will be available for his side’s Barclays Premier League trip to Leicester on Saturday.last_img read more