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Air Methods Petitions NTSB for Reconsideration of Probable Cause Determination

DENVER, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM ), the largest air medical transportation company in the world, announced today it has filed a petition with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) requesting the Board reconsider/modify its probable cause d...

Indiana State Medical Association and AARP Urge Reconsideration of Bill to Protect Seniors' Access to Doctors and Improve Medicare

INDIANAPOLIS, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gridlock has paralyzed the U.S. Senate, derailing a critical bipartisan bill that would have kept Medicare premiums fair, stopped a 10.6 percent rate cut to physicians who treat Medicare patients, and made significant improvements to a program th...

Ortho Biotech to Submit Official Request for Reconsideration to CMS Regarding ESA Coverage Policy

- Request Provides CMS with New Scientific Evidence - BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortho Biotech Products, L.P., the company that markets PROCRIT(R) (Epoetin alfa), today will formally request that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reconsider its final ...

Income at Risk: Unemployment Reaches Nine-Month High for Those with Disabilities, Reports Allsup

...ough information to make a decision. Only 35 percent of initial applications are approved on average, requiring those who are denied to apply for reconsideration and advance further in the SSDI process . Individuals can improve their chances of securing benefits earlier in the process by getting help. For exam...

New SAFC Hitech(R) Product Roadmap Plots Route for Future Generation Semiconductor Materials

... been adopted more rapidly than anticipated or adapted for an alternative application and, conversely, if there are some that may have seen a delay or reconsideration in use, our review process enables us to recast the materials requirements of the semiconductor industry and revise our roadmap accordingly." ...

New NQF Endorsed Standards Focus on Quality and Patient Experience in Home Health Care

... that have come together to transform the healthcare system. NQF is a voluntary consensus standards-setting organization. Any party may request reconsideration of the recommendations, in whole or in part, by notifying NQF in writing via e-mail no later than April 30 ( appeals@qualityforum.org " target="_new">...

Social Security Disability Applicants' Wait for Benefits Continues

...ssued a report stating that some individuals may wait as long as one year for a review of their case at the initial level, as long as 16 months at the reconsideration level (level 2), and four years at the hearing level (level 3). The U.S. Committee on Ways and Means also held a hearing March 24 on the continuing So...

Japanese Researchers Develop New Smallpox Vaccine

...- A third-generation tissue-cultured smallpox vaccine shows promise, Japanese researchers report. "The threat of smallpox bioterrorism has prompted reconsideration of the need for smallpox vaccination," the researchers noted. "Serious events associated with first-generation vaccines #133; have raised obstacles to...

National Quality Forum Endorses Guidelines to Reduce Disparities in Healthcare and Make Care Patient-Centered and Culturally Appropriate

... funded by The California Endowment and The Commonwealth Fund. NQF is a voluntary consensus standards-setting organization. Any party may request reconsideration of the recommendations, in whole or in part, by notifying NQF in writing via e-mail no later than March 24 ( appeals@qualityforum.org " target="_new">...

SSI Disability Application Tips for 2009

...e requires submitting a 2009 Social Security Disability application . This application can be submitted by mail, phone or online. 2. Request For reconsideration - If you are denied SSI Disability benefits at the application level there are several appeal processes in place. In most states the next step to ap...
Reconsideration in Medical Technology

Genasense Plus Chemotherapy Is Associated With Prolonged Survival in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory CLL Who Achieve Complete Remission

...py. Genta has filed a currently pending appeal to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), which seeks reconsideration of FDA's decision in December 2006 not to approve the use of Genasense in patients with relapsed/refractory CLL. "The addition of Genasense to chemo...

Oncologists Call For Medicare to Reconsider Anemia Drug Restrictions

...mit our ability to use ESAs in a way that minimizes transfusions." In its reconsideration letter to CMS, COA notes, "It is readily apparent the CMS NCD essentially o...icantly reduces the risk of transfusion." COA is asking CMS for immediate reconsideration of the portions of the NCD dealing with cancer patients undergoing chemothe...
Reconsideration in Biological News

7th annual [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference 'Molecular Evolution' June 18-19, 2009

...ession of one and the same master control gene, that is, Pax6 can induce the formation of ectopic eyes in both insects and vertebrates, necessitates a reconsideration of the dogma of a polyphyletic origin of the various eye types in all the animal phyla. Prof. Gehring is recipient of the Kyoto Prize for Basic Scienc...

Stevens' Center for Science Writings honors environmental critics with Green Book Award, April 30

... HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger, whose critiques of the environmental movement have provoked widespread reconsideration of its methods and goals, have won the 2008 Green Book Award from Stevens Institute of Technologys Center for Science Writings. Nordhaus and Shelle...

Antarctic life hung by a thread during ice ages

...ow Argentina. Science is only now beginning to ponder what happened here during the Ice Ages, says Thatje. This research is leading to a radical reconsideration of those time periods. Antarctic species are champions in adaptations to extreme cold and the harshest environmental conditions. Understanding how th...

Scientists expand understanding of how river carbon impacts the Arctic Ocean

...nsequently, riverine inputs of DOC to the Arctic Ocean may have a much larger influence on coastal ocean biogeochemistry than previously realized, and reconsideration of the role of terrigenous DOC on carbon, microbial, and food-web dynamics on the arctic shelf is warranted. Holmes says, Though tantalizing evide...

Changing the global dietary environment

...ndly actions. If we are to have a fighting chance at stopping the progression of the childhood obesity pandemic, says Dub, we need nothing less than a reconsideration of the basic ways in which our society operates to place health on everyones agenda. This means looking at health within the broader economic and cult...

Study finds environmental tests help predict hospital-acquired Legionnaires' disease risk

...tter known as Legionnaires disease. Reported recently in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the 20-hospital study also calls for reconsideration of the current national infection-control policy to include routine testing of hospital water systems for Legionella, the bacterial group associated w...

Glucose triggers brain cell death in rats after hypoglycemic coma

... stress." Swanson explains that the results have implications for both basic and clinical science. For basic science, he says, "this calls for a reconsideration of our concepts about the causes of oxidative stress in other settings –?especially in ischemic stroke, where the blood supply to the brain is diminis...

Misclassified for centuries, medicinal leeches found to be 3 distinct species

...sing Hirudo verbana in their work for decades may call much of this research, including hundreds of scientific publications, into question and force a reconsideration of what scientists think they know about this widely studied species. Siddall and his colleagues examined mitochondrial and nuclear DNA of wild l...
Reconsideration in Biological Technology

High court sends message on patent obviousness

...ies either facing a charge of patent infringement or trying to determine their freedom to operate in view of a competitor's patents, KSR may warrant a reconsideration of the potential weaknesses of those patents. Certainly, KSR will embolden companies to raise obviousness challenges and vigorously defend against cha...
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