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Credit card processing “deals” may be scams

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If you’re in a small business, you probably need a way for people to pay you – and ways to lower your costs. Scammers have been working both of those angles, promising businesses that they can save on leases of credit card processing equipment. They’ve also been promising that businesses can cancel any time. 
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Working Together for Value

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June 20, 2018  By Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Working Together for Value Over the past year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has engaged with the provider community in a discussion about regulatory burden issues. This included publishing a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting comments about areas of high […]
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Over the past decade, hospitals and physician offices have made tremendous gains in shifting their record-keeping from paper to computerized systems. This transition to electronic health records (EHRs) has engendered frustration among clinicians who expected computers to make their care more efficient, and among their patients who expected timely access to their information and seamlessly coordinated care.To address these challenges, a bipartisan majority of Congress passed the 21st Century Cure...
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Scams and Your Small Business

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At the FTC, our mission is to protect consumers, including small business owners. That’s why, when we see scammers taking money from small businesses, we step in. Today, the FTC announced Operation Main Street: Stopping Small Business Scams, a coordinated law enforcement and education effort with state and federal partners, as well as the Better Business Bureau (BBB), to stop scams that target small businesses.
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Hawaii’s volcano eruption: Picking up the pieces

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While lava from the Kilauea volcano eruption continues to flow, it’s not too early to begin taking stock and developing a recovery plan. Here are a few tips and links to resources to help make the task less burdensome.
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Giving wisely in the wake of natural disasters

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Natural disasters and weather emergencies are in the news. Whether it’s the volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala or the wildfires in Colorado, it’s heartbreaking to see people lose their homes and businesses to the ongoing devastation. But it’s despicable when scammers exploit such tragedies to appeal to your sense of generosity. If you’re looking for a way to help, the FTC urges you to be cautious of potential charity scams.
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Virginia Expands Medicaid… Now What?

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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - Any time more people get access to health care, we at NCQA think it’s a great thing. That’s why Virginia’s decision to expand Medicaid to more than 400,000 people this past week is good news on many levels. Governor Ralph Northam signed the bill into law on Thursday, making Virginia the 33rd state to expand […]Virginia Expands Medicaid… Now What?Alec Bose
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FTC aids criminal prosecutions

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The FTC protects consumers by stopping unfair, deceptive or fraudulent practices in the marketplace. We conduct investigations, sue outfits and individuals that break the law, and inform people and businesses about their rights and responsibilities. In 2017, the FTC filed more than 70 law enforcement actions, obtained more than 145 orders against defendants, and refunded more than $269 million to consumers. The FTC is a civil law enforcement agency. That means that, while we can’t put people in...
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At the beginning of this month, HHS hosted the first meeting of the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force. This Task Force will work to review current pain management best practices, determine if there are any gaps in these procedures, and provide suggestions for improving them. Learn more about the organization of this new Task Force as well as its importance in addressing the ongoing opioid epidemic.
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Tips for scam-free travel

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Planning a summer vacation? You may be looking for deals on cheap flights or discounts at hotels and resorts – but some promotions may come with strings attached, and others can be downright scams. Before you pack your bags, keep these travel tips in mind.
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