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The editorial board of citizens The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many flaws in the health care system, not least of which is the inadequacy of how we provide services for people struggling with mental illness. The pandemic is a major driver of increased demand for mental health care, but the capacity to meet that demand, … Read more

Data Science and Machine Learning: Unlocking New Frontiers in Claims

One way to think about the application of data science and machine learning is that it is a tool to help turn information (data) into action. In this context, machine learning is applied to enable better and more efficient decisions, as well as to identify previously hidden risks and opportunities. In essence, data science helps … Read more

In Focus: Art Deals in Spain

All questions Art deals i Private sales and auctions In general, the major auction houses offer a private sale service after the auction, but only a few offer items for private sale. Works of art sold at public auction cannot be challenged – unless there is bad faith on the part of the auction house … Read more

Spotlight: Art Deals in Japan

All questions Art deals i Private sales and auctions In Japan, art is traded mainly through private sales involving art dealers as recipients. Unlike other large markets, public auctions are not popular.26 According to common practice, a consignment sale by a merchant proceeds as follows. First, the owner agrees to sell the work to the … Read more

Federal health order allowing fast-track removal of migrants must end this week, court rules | Local news

A federal appeals court rejected a request Friday by Republican-led states to delay the lifting of an emergency health order that the federal government has used for more than two years to quickly turn away migrants, including asylum seekers, at the Southwest border. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. rejected a request by … Read more

The LaGrange County health officer selection is still up in the air | News Sun

LAGRANGE – The question of who will serve as the next health officer for LaGrange County remains up in the air after board of health members met Thursday night, where they admitted they still don’t know why commissioners voted to reject their appointee. The board that oversees the LaGrange County Health Department voted in October … Read more

NY DFS issues letter from industry on health outcomes and disparities

New York health insurers are required to respond to a State Department of Financial Services (DFS) industry letter on health disparities and health outcomes. The questionnaire included in the letter shows the department’s increased focus on the steps these insurers are taking to measure various health outcomes among affected demographics. On November 30, DFS issued … Read more

North Carolina’s treasurer says ‘hold your wallets’ on health system merger | North Carolina

(The Center Square) — North Carolina Treasurer Dale Fowell predicts more expensive and less safe medical care will result from a planned merger between Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora after Attorney General Josh Stein approved the deal. “Hold on to your wallets, the Attorney General has once again failed the patients and taxpayers of North … Read more

The growth of the homeless population is tripping up downtown business owners

Morganton is growing, and that growth doesn’t come without some pain. In September of this year, officers with the Morganton Department of Public Safety responded to 122 trespassing calls, a call they often receive about people experiencing homelessness trespassing on other people’s property. That’s more than double the number of trespassing calls since September 2021, … Read more

GTC sheriff: Jail health services ‘nightmare’ | Local news

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse County Commission could approve a new company Monday to provide medical and mental health services at the jail. The company, Advanced Correctional Healthcare, submitted a $1.223 million bid for services from Jan. 1 through the end of 2023. The Record-Eagle’s past and ongoing coverage of the Grand Traverse County … Read more