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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534667/commentary-on-the-use-of-96119-in-billing-for-neuropsychological-services
#1
Leslie D Rosenstein
OBJECTIVE: This commentary seeks to outline the problematic issues with the use of 96119 in billing for neuropsychological evaluations. Issues covered include billing for the provider's time when using technicians as well as the use of trainees when billing Medicare. METHOD: Resources from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) were reviewed along with a search of available documentation from regional carriers and the general literature. CONCLUSIONS: There has been much confusion in the professional community regarding billing for neuropsychological evaluation services when utilizing technicians and/or trainees...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513289/detection-of-meat-species-adulteration-using-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-and-a-proteogenomics-strategy
#2
Alberto Ruiz Orduna, Erik Husby, Charles T Yang, Dipankar Ghosh, Francis Beaudry
Due to the internationalization of food production and distribution, there has been a significant increase of food fraud in recent years. Food fraud can have serious health implications, and occurs when food manufacturers implement unethical practices such as making false label claims as well as using additives and fillers within their products to increase profitability. This has been a serious concern. Meat adulteration was examined using a well-defined proteogenomic annotation, carefully selected surrogate tryptic peptides and high-resolution mass spectrometry...
May 17, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511653/processes-and-challenges-of-community-mobilisation-for-latrine-promotion-under-nirmal-bharat-abhiyan-in-rural-odisha-india
#3
Parimita Routray, Belen Torondel, Marion W Jenkins, Thomas Clasen, Wolf-Peter Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Despite efforts to eradicate it, open defecation remains widely practiced in India, especially in rural areas. Between 2013 and 2014, 50 villages in one district of Odisha, India, received a sanitation programme under the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA - "Clean India Campaign"), the successor of India's Total Sanitation Campaign. This paper documents the strategies and processes of NBA community mobilisation for latrine promotion in these villages and assesses the strengths and limitations of the mobilisation activities...
May 16, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490086/molecular-protocol-for-authentication-of-snappers-lutjanidae-perciformes-based-on-multiplex-pcr
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Ivana Veneza, Raimundo da Silva, Iracilda Sampaio, Horacio Schneider, Grazielle Gomes
Fraud involving fish products is regularly reported and investigated using genetic methods. However, no such approach has been applied to snappers, despite the commercial relevance of these fish. This study proposes an authentication protocol with multiplex PCR for three species of snappers (Lutjanus purpureus, L. synagris, and Ocyurus chrysurus). The protocol yielded a distinct triple-banding pattern for L. purpureus, whereas L. synagris and O. chrysurus showed a double banding pattern of different sizes, thereby allowing differentiation of the three species...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489943/reduced-snps-panels-for-assigning-atlantic-albacore-and-bay-of-biscay-anchovy-individuals-to-their-geographic-origin-toward-sustainable-fisheries-management
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Iratxe Montes, Urtzi Laconcha, Mikel Iriondo, Carmen Manzano, Haritz Arrizabalaga, Andone Estonba
There is an increasing trend on adding detailed description of the origin of seafood products driven by a general interest on the implementation of sustainable fishery management plans for the conservation of marine ecosystems. Atlantic albacore ("Bonito del Norte con Eusko Label") and Bay of Biscay anchovy ("Anchoa del Cantábrico") are two commercially important fish populations with high economical value and vulnerable to commercial frauds. This fact together with the overexploited situation of these two populations makes necessary to develop a tool to identify individual origin and to detect commercial fraud...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473459/medicare-s-top-billing-doctor-is-convicted-of-medical-fraud
#6
Owen Dyer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 4, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460939/a-holistic-approach-to-food-safety-risks-food-fraud-as-an-example
#7
Hans J P Marvin, Yamine Bouzembrak, Esmée M Janssen, H J van der Fels-Klerx, Esther D van Asselt, Gijs A Kleter
Production of sufficient, safe and nutritious food is a global challenge faced by the actors operating in the food production chain. The performance of food-producing systems from farm to fork is directly and indirectly influenced by major changes in, for example, climate, demographics, and the economy. Many of these major trends will also drive the development of food safety risks and thus will have an effect on human health, local societies and economies. It is advocated that a holistic or system approach taking into account the influence of multiple "drivers" on food safety is followed to predict the increased likelihood of occurrence of safety incidents so as to be better prepared to prevent, mitigate and manage associated risks...
November 2016: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450847/the-role-of-cognition-personality-and-trust-in-fraud-victimization-in-older-adults
#8
Rebecca A Judges, Sara N Gallant, Lixia Yang, Kang Lee
Older adults are more at risk to become a victim of consumer fraud than any other type of crime (Carcach et al., 2001) but the research on the psychological profiles of senior fraud victims is lacking. To bridge this significant gap, we surveyed 151 (120 female, 111 Caucasian) community-dwelling older adults in Southern Ontario between 60 and 90 years of age about their experiences with fraud. Participants had not been diagnosed with cognitive impairment or a neurological disorder by their doctor and looked after their own finances...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447556/fraud-resilience-and-food-and-drink-businesses
#9
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Perspectives in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437195/home-health-chains-and-practice-patterns-evidence-of-2008-medicare-reimbursement-revision
#10
Sean Shenghsiu Huang, Hyunjee Kim
Home health agencies (HHAs) are known to exploit the Medicare reimbursement schedule by targeting a specific number of therapy visits. These targeting behaviors cause unnecessary medical spending. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimates that during fiscal year 2015, Medicare made more than $10 billion in improper payments to HHAs. Better understanding of heterogeneous gaming behaviors among HHAs can inform policy makers to more effectively oversee the home health care industry. This article aims to study how home health chains adjust and adopt new targeting behaviors as compared to independent agencies under the new reimbursement schedule...
February 23, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420352/assessing-the-reliability-of-self-reported-weight-for-the-management-of-heart-failure-application-of-fraud-detection-methods-to-a-randomised-trial-of-telemonitoring
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Adam Steventon, Sarwat I Chaudhry, Zhenqiu Lin, Jennifer A Mattera, Harlan M Krumholz
BACKGROUND: Since clinical management of heart failure relies on weights that are self-reported by the patient, errors in reporting will negatively impact the ability of health care professionals to offer timely and effective preventive care. Errors might often result from rounding, or more generally from individual preferences for numbers ending in certain digits, such as 0 or 5. We apply fraud detection methods to assess preferences for numbers ending in these digits in order to inform medical decision making...
April 18, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419370/distinguishing-industrial-meat-from-that-of-indigenous-chickens-with-molecular-markers
#12
Dominga Soglia, Paola Sacchi, Stefano Sartore, Sandra Maione, Achille Schiavone, Michele De Marco, Maria Teresa Bottero, Alessandra Dalmasso, Daniele Pattono, Roberto Rasero
The aim of investigation was to evaluate a traceability system to detect industrial chicken meat among indigenous products, considering issues that could affect assignment accuracy. The dataset included 2 Italian indigenous meat breeds, namely Bionda Piemontese (2 ecotypes) and Bianca di Saluzzo, one broiler line, and 3 layer lines. Assignment tests were performed using a standard panel of 28 microsatellite loci. To evaluate effects of inbreeding and substructure on assignment accuracy, a simulated dataset was prepared...
April 17, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412480/retraction-of-neurosurgical-publications-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Justin Wang, Jerry Ku, Naif M Alotaibi, James T Rutka
OBJECTIVES: Despite the increasing awareness of scientific fraud, no attempt has been made to assess its prevalence in neurosurgery. The aim of our review was to assess the chronological trend, reasons, research type/design, and country of origin of retracted neurosurgical publications. METHODS: Two independent reviewers searched the EMBASE and MEDLINE databases using neurosurgical keywords for retracted articles from 1995 to 2016. Archives of retracted articles (retractionwatch...
April 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412468/a-computationally-simply-central-monitoring-procedure-was-proposed-and-effectively-applied-to-empirical-trial-data-with-known-fraud
#14
Rutger M van den Bor, Petrus Wj Vaessen, Bas J Oosterman, Nicolaas Pa Zuithoff, Diederick E Grobbee, Kit Cb Roes
OBJECTIVE: Central monitoring of multi-center clinical trials becomes an ever more feasible quality assurance tool, in particular for the detection of data fabrication. More widespread application, across both industry-sponsored as well as academic clinical trials, requires central monitoring methodologies that are both effective and relatively simple in implementation. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We describe a computationally simple fraud detection procedure intended to be applied repeatedly and (semi-)automatically to accumulating baseline data, to detect data fabrication in multi-center trials as early as possible...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397254/modern-analytical-methods-for-the-detection-of-food-fraud-and-adulteration-by-food-category
#15
REVIEW
Eunyoung Hong, Sang Yoo Lee, Jae Yun Jeong, Jung Min Park, Byung Hee Kim, Kisung Kwon, Hyang Sook Chun
This review provides current information on the analytical methods used to identify food adulteration in the six most adulterated food categories: animal origin and seafood, oils and fats, beverages, spices and sweet foods (e.g. honey), grain-based food, and others (organic food and dietary supplements). The analytical techniques (both conventional and emerging) used to identify adulteration in these six food categories involve sensory, physicochemical, DNA-based, chromatographic and spectroscopic methods, and have been combined with chemometrics, making these techniques more convenient and effective for the analysis of a broad variety of food products...
April 10, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397172/academic-information-security-researchers-hackers-or-specialists
#16
Mehdi Dadkhah, Mohammad Lagzian, Glenn Borchardt
In this opinion piece, we present a synopsis of our findings from the last 2 years concerning cyber-attacks on web-based academia. We also present some of problems that we have faced and try to resolve any misunderstandings about our work. We are academic information security specialists, not hackers. Finally, we present a brief overview of our methods for detecting cyber fraud in an attempt to present general guidelines for researchers who would like to continue our work. We believe that our work is necessary for protecting the integrity of scholarly publishing against emerging cybercrime...
April 10, 2017: Science and Engineering Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393682/new-feed-ingredients-the-insect-opportunity
#17
L W D van Raamsdonk, H J van der Fels-Klerx, J de Jong
In the framework of sustainability and a circular economy, new ingredients for feed are desired and, to this end, initiatives for implementing such novel ingredients have been started. The initiatives include a range of different sources, of which insects are of particular interest. Within the European Union, generally, a new feed ingredient should comply with legal constraints in terms of 'yes, provided that' its safety commits to a range of legal limits for heavy metals, mycotoxins, pesticides, contaminants, pathogens etc...
April 10, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388474/a-comprehensive-quality-evaluation-method-by-ft-nir-spectroscopy-and-chemometric-fine-classification-and-untargeted-authentication-against-multiple-frauds-for-chinese-ganoderma-lucidum
#18
Haiyan Fu, Qiaobo Yin, Lu Xu, Weizheng Wang, Feng Chen, Tianming Yang
The origins and authenticity against frauds are two essential aspects of food quality. In this work, a comprehensive quality evaluation method by FT-NIR spectroscopy and chemometrics were suggested to address the geographical origins and authentication of Chinese Ganoderma lucidum (GL). Classification for 25 groups of GL samples (7 common species from 15 producing areas) was performed using near-infrared spectroscopy and interval-combination One-Versus-One least squares support vector machine (IC-OVO-LS-SVM)...
July 5, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381309/the-interplay-of-ethics-animal-welfare-and-iacuc-oversight-on-the-reproducibility-of-animal-studies
#19
Stacy L Pritt, Robert E Hammer
Reproducibility in animal studies has been defined as the ability of a result to be replicated through independent experiments within the same or among different laboratories. Over the past few years, much has been written and said about the lack of reproducibility of animal studies. Reasons that are commonly cited for this lack of reproducibility include inappropriate study design, errors in conducting the research, and potential fraud. In the quest to understand the basis for this lack of reproducibility, scientists have not fully considered the potential ramifications on ethical constructs for animal research, animal welfare considerations in animal research programs, the regulatory environment, and oversight by IACUCs...
March 1, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379154/retaliatory-rico-and-the-puzzle-of-fraudulent-claiming
#20
Nora Freeman Engstrom
Over the past century, the allegation that the tort liability system incentivizes legal extortion and is chock-full of fraudulent claims has dominated public discussion and prompted lawmakers to ever-more-creatively curtail individuals' incentives and opportunities to seek redress. Unsatisfied with these conventional efforts, in recent years, at least a dozen corporate defendants have "discovered" a new fraud-fighting tool. They've started filing retaliatory RICO suits against plaintiffs and their lawyers and experts, alleging that the initiation of certain nonmeritorious litigation constitutes racketeering activity—while tort reform advocates have applauded these efforts and exhorted more "courageous" companies to follow suit...
2017: Michigan Law Review
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