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ONE PERSPECTIVE: The Hunger Games arrive at the doctor' office

August 18, 2017

By Michael Duffy BridgeTower Media Newswires If the very wealthy are willing to pay as much as $80,000 a year to secure 24/7 access to a physician with multiple Ivy League degrees, how will the rest of us compete in securing access to top flight medical care?   The ...

ON POINT: How the government targets medical necessity fraud

August 18, 2017

By Veronica Nannis BridgeTower Media Newswires Health-care providers are generally familiar with medical necessity as a sometimes-pesky insurance issue. However, fraud cases are another dimension to medical necessity and one that should not be ignored. The ...

LAW LIFE: Dealing with difficult clients

August 18, 2017

By Shawn Healy BridgeTower Media Newswires I have heard several lawyers break the ice with an audience of their peers by joking that they love their jobs - except for their clients. This joke often elicits a quick laugh because almost every lawyer can identify ...

TAKING STOCK: The buffoons trying to pass health care legislation

August 18, 2017

Dear Mr. Berko: In 2008, you referred me to a congressman who solved a problem I had with a stupid bureaucrat at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. It took several phone calls and letters, but two months later, it was fixed. I felt obligated to ...

LAW LIFE: Lawyers look ahead and say change is good

August 18, 2017

By Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires According to a recent study con­ducted by Altman Weil, “Law Firms in Transition 2017,” 72 percent of responding firms believe that change in the legal industry will continue to take place at a rapid ...

TAKING STOCK: Rudolph Technologies or Pfizer?

August 18, 2017

Dear Mr. Berko: Our dear daughter is married to an engineer who recently went to work for a company called Rudolph Technologies in New Jersey. He recently advised us to buy $10,000 worth of the stock. We don’t understand what our son-in-law does and ...