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Why Health Care Job Losses May Not Be A Bad Thing

One bright spot in the generally gloomy economy is the health care sector. It’s a growth industry, and its jobs often pay well. So one of the criticisms of the push to reduce health care spending is that cutting costs will kill jobs. But a new article in the New England Journal of Medicine says our growing health care workforce may not be something to celebrate.

WBUR’s All Things Considered host Sacha Pfeiffer spoke with one of the study’s co-authors, Kate Baicker, a professor of health economics at the Harvard School of Public Health, and asked her how more health care jobs could be a bad thing.

Kate Baicker: One of the arguments for continuing to spend more and more on the health care sector is that it’s the only area where we’re seeing job growth. But that comes at a cost. It comes at the cost of health care being less affordable for everybody. It means your premiums are higher. It means your wages after premiums are lower. It means your taxes are higher. If we can get health care spending more efficient, that might result in fewer jobs – but those jobs would go to other sectors that were producing other important things – education, shelter, food.

Sacha Pfeiffer: So is the idea that some job losses in the health care sector might free up the money previously spent on those salaries for money spent on other worthwhile things, including worthwhile things that would be good for our health?

Yes. If health care reform resulted in fewer health jobs but more health, that would be a good thing for the economy. Now, I don’t want to pretend that there are no losers in a scenario in which health care spending goes down and that means there are fewer health care jobs. There are workers who will lose their jobs and they very much need help in transitioning to other, more productive sectors of the economy.

Now, of course, we are already losing jobs because health care costs are too high. You know, employers say they’re cutting back or they’re not filling positions or maybe they’re simply not giving raises. So is there any way to tell which scenario results in more job losses? Do we lose more jobs by spending too much money on health care or by spending less money on health care?

It’s hard to know how health care reforms are going to affect the net number of jobs in the health care sector. I think research suggests that if we could spend our health care dollars more efficiently, we might have a very different mix of the health care workforce. Maybe we’d have more generalists and fewer specialists. Maybe we’d have more nurse practitioners and fewer hospital administrators. The endpoint isn’t nearly as important as ensuring that we’re getting the most health that we can for all of our health care dollars.

You know, in Massachusetts, health care is a big part of the economy, and that makes this a political question as well as an economic one. How do you navigate the politics of this?

I try not to! That’s why I’m an economist.

But then how would you, for example, advise a politician to try to persuade hospitals that these health care reforms and this cost cutting might cause you to lose jobs, but that’s okay?

Saying that we want to devote our health care resources to propping up jobs in a sector that isn’t producing as much health as it could is a really inefficient way to promote job growth, and a really inefficient way to provide health care.

Below, you can read the full report, which was co-authored by Amitabh Chandra of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/96348347/Report-The-Health-Care-Jobs-Fallacy

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  • beenthere/donethat

    Why am I not surprised that economists with the Harvard label would be advocating health care work force reduction as a way to reduce health costs? This is an institution that spent the better part of a decade trying to fight off a staff union and has had to be publicly humiliated and dragged to the table over and over again to pay a living wage to its food service, custodial and security workers. Perhaps a more humane way to curtail health costs would be for universities to forgo the grotesquely bloated overheads that ride in on federal research grants, subsidize medical school tuition so that young doctors aren’t compelled to seek high paying specialties, and figure out a way to return health care system administrative salaries to more earthly levels. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MH7ATSNYASMCJO3MWNJ4C4T2KY Olivia

     MAD DOG Millionaire aka Punyamurtula Kishore MD 20 20 I was in a AA meeting once and the speaker mentioned Dr Kishore, and the entire room erupted into laughter. I saw him back in the late 90s and he was a quack then. He was FAR from free. He had been fined years ago because when you sat in his waiting room (an hour was considered quick) he’d bill the insurance co’s for that time. Then once you saw him he’d tell you what a great guy he was for working with addicts. Ive been clean for over 10 years now and those professionals who really helped me were ones that didnt need to continiously pat themselves on the back. Addicts are a nightmare to work with, and I commend all those that put up with it all to help those in need. But theres no way you’re ever going to convince me Kishore was one of those people. This Fool Punyamurtula Kishore MD aka MAD DOG was never licensed by Mass. Dept of Public Health to practice Addiction Medicine. Punyamurtula Kishore MD aka MAD Dog Millionaire is a fraud , The American College of Addiction Medicine and the National Library of Addiction has never existed except on paper. Punyamurtula Kishore has been indicted by 3 Grand Juries for Medical Insurance Fraud , bribery and giving out and receiving kickbacks. He was involved in Corruption when he was the Medical Director at the Massachusetts Dept. of Correction , Martha Eliot Health Ctr , Roxbury Comprehensive Health Ctr. and his possess Medical Practice , Preventive Medicine Associates.formerly Addiction Medicine Associates. He used two entities he created on paper that never existed called the National library of Addictions and the American College of Addiction Medicine to advocate his emergence in the field of addiction medicine. This unscrupulous MD used and exploited his patients and employees for financial wealth. The only thing that MAD DOG MILLIONAIRE aka Punyamurtula Kishore cared about was making

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MH7ATSNYASMCJO3MWNJ4C4T2KY Olivia

      PUNYAMURTULA KISHORE MD aka MAD DOG MILLIONAIRE AND CARL SMITH , THE OWNER/DIRECTOR OF NEW HORIZONS HOUSE ARE DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF Eleanor Clark , BECAUSE THEY BOTH FAILED TO PROVIDE HER GRANDSON JAMES CLARK WITH MEDICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT .’DR PUNYAMURTULA KISHORE BILLED JAMES CLARK’S INSURANCE COMPANY AND CARL SMITH COLLECTED HIS PROGRAM FEE . PUNYAMURTULA KISHORE MD aka MAD DOG MILLIONAIRE PAID KICKBACK MONEY TO CARL SMITH AND THEY HAVE BOTH BEEN INDICTED BY A SUFFOLK COUNTY GRAND JURY IN SUPERIOR COURT IN BOSTON FOR MEDICAL INSURANCE FRAUD , ALL THEY CARED ABOUT WAS MAKING MONEY AT THE EXPENSE OF SOMEONE ELSES MISERY ..
      Punyamurtula Kishore MD aka Mad Dog millionaire of Preventive Medicine Associates formerly Addiction Medicine Associates and Carl Smith Of New Horizons House did not provide Psychiatric and Substance Abuse treatment for James Clark , James Clark Murdered his Grandmother Eleanor Clark ,in Weston, MA one day after he was discharged from New Horizons House . He was never seen or examine by a Physician or Nusre Praticioner .Dr Punyamurtula Kishore aka Mad Dog failed to treat James Clark , but he continued to bill James Clark’s Medical Insurance company for medical coverage reimbursements . Dr Kishore and had a contract with Carl Smith to provide Medical and Mental health services to the clients of New Horizons House, but no services were provided except for toxicology screens .Punyamurtula Kishore MD aka Mad Dog Millionaire is a CROOK !Punyamurtula Kishore MD aka Mad Dog of Preventive Medicine Associates and Carl Smith of New Horizons House are CROOKS .
      Carl Smith has a “lengthy criminal record” dating back to 1975 when he was convicted of armed robbery. He was sentenced to three to five years in state prison.He was also convicted of kidnapping and armed robbery in 1979, larceny in 1989, forgery and embezzlement in 1991, forgery and larceny in 1994, and possession of a hypodermic needle or syringe in 1995,.
      A Suffolk Grand Jury returned indictments against Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore, age 61, of Brookline, his company Preventive Medicine Associates, Inc. (PMA), as well as three others charged in connection with allegedly running an intricate “kickback” scheme and fraudulently billing MassHealth nearly $ 3.8 million. Dr. Kishore, and Preventive Medicine Associates, are both individually charged with Medicaid Kickbacks (8 counts), and Medicaid False Claims (8 counts).

      Dr. Kishore owns and manages PMA, a network of 29 medical branches throughout Massachusetts, some of which include physician office laboratories. Based on the AG’s investigation, Dr. Kishore allegedly used bribes or “kickbacks”—taking several different forms—to induce sober house owners to require their residents submit to urine drug screens performed by PMA’s physician office laboratories a minimum of three times a week. Drug screens generally are billed to the MassHealth program at a price of approximately $ 100 to $ 200.
      Dr. Kishore allegedly manipulated those business relationships to bill MassHealth for tens of thousands of “medically necessary” urine drug screen testing of Medicaid eligible residents.The Grand Jury also returned indictments against the following individuals in connection with their involvement in Dr. Kishore’s scheme to defraud the Massachusetts Medicaid Program.
      Carl Smith, age 65, of Dorchester, manager of New Horizon House, LLC, located in Dorchester, is charged with receiving Medicaid Kickbacks (one count).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MH7ATSNYASMCJO3MWNJ4C4T2KY Olivia

     MAD DOG Millionaire aka Punyamurtula Kishore MD 20 20 I was in a AA meeting once and the speaker mentioned Dr Kishore, and the entire room erupted into laughter. I saw him back in the late 90s and he was a quack then. He was FAR from free. He had been fined years ago because when you sat in his waiting room (an hour was considered quick) he’d bill the insurance co’s for that time. Then once you saw him he’d tell you what a great guy he was for working with addicts. Ive been clean for over 10 years now and those professionals who really helped me were ones that didnt need to continiously pat themselves on the back. Addicts are a nightmare to work with, and I commend all those that put up with it all to help those in need. But theres no way you’re ever going to convince me Kishore was one of those people. This Fool Punyamurtula Kishore MD aka MAD DOG was never licensed by Mass. Dept of Public Health to practice Addiction Medicine. Punyamurtula Kishore MD aka MAD Dog Millionaire is a fraud , The American College of Addiction Medicine and the National Library of Addiction has never existed except on paper. Punyamurtula Kishore has been indicted by 3 Grand Juries for Medical Insurance Fraud , bribery and giving out and receiving kickbacks. He was involved in Corruption when he was the Medical Director at the Massachusetts Dept. of Correction , Martha Eliot Health Ctr , Roxbury Comprehensive Health Ctr. and his possess Medical Practice , Preventive Medicine Associates.formerly Addiction Medicine Associates. He used two entities he created on paper that never existed called the National library of Addictions and the American College of Addiction Medicine to advocate his emergence in the field of addiction medicine. This unscrupulous MD used and exploited his patients and employees for financial wealth. The only thing that MAD DOG MILLIONAIRE aka Punyamurtula Kishore cared about was making

  • http://www.facebook.com/civilsociety.boston Civilsociety Boston

    .ASSACHUSETTS ANTI-CYBERBULLYING LAWS SHOULD BE NOTED BY THE PERSON POSTING BELOW:
    Massachusetts Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies
    What term is used in the Massachusetts anti-bullying laws?
    Bullying.
    Do these laws cover cyberbullying?
    Yes.
    What groups are listed under Massachusetts state law?
    There are no specific groups listed in Massachusetts anti-bullying laws.
    Schools that receive federal funding are required by federal law to address discrimination on a number of different personal characteristics. Find out when bullying may be a civil rights violation.
    Is there a state model policy I can use to create anti-bullying policies at my school or district?
    A state model policy is available at the Massachusetts Department of Education .
    Which of the key components can be found in Massachusetts anti-bullying laws and policies?
    Key ComponentsPresent in Massachusetts State LawsPresent in Massachusetts Model PolicyDEFINITIONSPurposeYESYESScopeYESYESProhibited BehaviorYESYESEnumerated GroupsNOYESDISTRICT POLICY REVIEW & DEVELOPMENTDistrict PolicyYESN/ADistrict Policy ReviewYESN/ADISTRICT POLICY COMPONENTSDefinitionsYESN/AReportingYESYESInvestigationsYESYESWritten RecordsNOYESConsequencesYESYESMental HealthYESYESADDITIONAL COMPONENTSCommunicationsYESYESTraining/PreventionYESYESTransparency/MonitoringNOYESLegal RemediesYESYESNOTE: Click on the Key Components links to get more information about that component.
    What are the Massachusetts state laws that cover bullying?
    Massachusetts General Laws Chapter §69 Section 1D – The board shall establish a set of statewide educational goals for all public elementary and secondary schools in the commonwealthMassachusetts General Laws Chapter §71, Section 37H – Policies relative to conduct of teachers or students; student handbooksMassachusetts General Laws Chapter §71, Section 37O – School bullying prohibited; bullying prevention plansMassachusetts General Laws Chapter §71 Section 93 – Policy regarding internet safety measures for schools providing computer access to studentsMassachusetts General Laws Chapter 265 Section 43 – Stalking; punishmentMassachusetts General Laws Chapter §265 Section 43A – Criminal harassment; punishmentMassachusetts General Laws Chapter §269 Section 14A – Annoying telephone calls
    For More Information
    See “Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources ” from the Massachusetts Department of Education.
    Information for this page was developed from “Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies – December 2011” (U.S. Department of Education).

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    FEDERAL ANTI-CYBERBULLYING LAWS AND POLICIES ENDORSED BY WBUR AND NETIZENS:

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    Federal Laws Although no federal law directly addresses bullying, in some cases, bullying overlaps with discriminatory harassment when it is based on race, national origin, color, sex, age, disability, or religion. When bullying and harassment overlap, federally-funded schools (including colleges and universities) have an obligation to resolve the harassment. When the situation is not adequately resolved, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division may be able to help.Are there federal laws that apply to bullying?At present, no federal law directly addresses bullying. In some cases, bullying overlaps with discriminatory harassment which is covered under federal civil rights laws enforced by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). No matter what label is used (e.g., bullying, hazing, teasing), schools are obligated by these laws to address conduct that is:Severe, pervasive or persistent
    Creates a hostile environment at school. That is, it is sufficiently serious that it interferes with or limits a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by a school
    Based on a student’s race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or religion* Although the US Department of Education, under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not directly cover religion, often religious based harassment is based on shared ancestry of ethnic characteristics which is covered. The US Department of Justice has jurisdiction over religion under Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.What are the federal civil rights laws ED and DOJ enforce?A school that fails to respond appropriately to harassment of students based on a protected class may be violating one or more civil rights laws enforced by the Department of Education and the Department of Justice, including: Title IV and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities ActIndividuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)Do federal civil rights laws cover harassment of LGBT youth?Title IX and Title IV do not prohibit discrimination based solely on sexual orientation, but they protect all students, including students who are LGBT or perceived to be LGBT, from sex-based harassment.
    Harassment based on sex and sexual orientation are not mutually exclusive. When students are harassed based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation, they may also be subjected to forms of sex discrimination recognized under Title IX.What is an example of a case were harassment based on sex and sexual orientation overlap?A female high school student was spit on, slammed into lockers, mocked, and routinely called names because she did not conform to feminine stereotypes and because of her sexual orientation. The student had short hair, a deep voice, and wore male clothing. After the harassment started, she told some classmates she was a lesbian, and the harassment worsened. The school described the harassment as “sexual orientation harassment” in its incident reports and did not take any action.
    In this case, the student was harassed based on her non-conformity to gender stereotypes. In this case, then, although the school labeled the incident as “sexual orientation harassment,” the harassment was also based on sex and covered under Title IX.What are a school’s obligations regarding harassment based on protected classes?Anyone can report harassing conduct to a school. When a school receives a complaint they must take certain steps to investigate and resolve the situation.Immediate and appropriate action to investigate or otherwise determine what happened.
    Inquiry must be prompt, thorough, and impartial.
    Interview targeted students, offending students, and witnesses, and maintain written documentation of investigation
    Communicate with targeted students regarding steps taken to end harassment
    Check in with targeted students to ensure that harassment has ceased
    When an investigation reveals that harassment has occurred, a school should take steps reasonably calculated to:
    End the harassment,
    Eliminate any hostile environment,
    Prevent harassment from recurring, and
    Prevent retaliation against the targeted student(s) or complainant(s).What should a school do to resolve a harassment complaint?Appropriate responses will depend on the facts of each case.
    School must be an active participant in responding to harassment and should take reasonable steps when crafting remedies to minimize burdens on the targeted students.
    Possible responses include: Develop, revise, and publicize: Policy prohibiting harassment and discriminationGrievance procedures for students to file harassment complaintscontact information for Title IX/Section 504/Title VI coordinatorsImplement training for staff and administration on identifying and addressing harassmentProvide monitors or additional adult supervision in areas where harassment occursDetermine consequences and services for harassers, including whether discipline is appropriateLimit interactions between harassers and targetsProvide harassed student an additional opportunity to obtain a benefit that was denied (e.g., retaking a test/class).Provide services to a student who was denied a benefit (e.g., academic support services).Are there resources for schools to assist with resolving harassment complaints?The Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service is the Department’s “peacemaker” for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color and national origin and to prevent and respond to violent hate crimes committed on the basis of: gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, race, color, and national origin. It is a free, impartial, confidential and voluntary Federal Agency that offers mediation, conciliation, technical assistance, and training.What if the harassment continues?If harassment persists, consider filing a formal grievance with the district and contacting the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.

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    FACTS OF THE MATTER ABOUT CYBERBULLYING, CYBER STALKING AND LAWS:

    Legislation against cyberbullying
    Main article: Cyberstalking legislation
    United States
    Legislation geared at penalizing cyberbullying has been introduced in a number of U.S. states including New York, Missouri, Rhode Island and Maryland. At least seven states passed laws against digital harassment in 2007. Dardenne Prairie of Springfield, Missouri, passed a city ordinance making online harassment a misdemeanor. The city of St. Charles, Missouri has passed a similar ordinance. Missouri is among other states where lawmakers are pursuing state legislation, with a task forces expected to have “cyberbullying” laws drafted and implemented.[23] In June, 2008, Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) and Rep. Kenny Hulshof (R-Mo.) proposed a federal law that would criminalize acts of cyberbullying.[24]
    Lawmakers are seeking to address cyberbullying with new legislation because there’s currently no specific law on the books that deals with it. A fairly new federal cyberstalking law might address such acts, according to Parry Aftab, but no one has been prosecuted under it yet. The proposed federal law would make it illegal to use electronic means to “coerce, intimidate, harass or cause other substantial emotional distress.”
    In August 2008, the California state legislature passed one of the first laws in the country to deal directly with cyberbullying. The legislation, Assembly Bill 86 2008, gives school administrators the authority to discipline students for bullying others offline or online.[25] This law took effect, January 1, 2009.[26]
    A recent ruling first seen in the UK determined that it is possible for an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to be liable for the content of sites which it hosts, setting a precedent that any ISP should treat a notice of complaint seriously and investigate it immediately.[27]
    18 U.S.C. § 875(c) criminalizes the making of threats via Internet.
    Harmful effects
    Research had demonstrated a number of serious consequences of cyberbullying victimization.[4][6][7][8] For example, victims have lower self-esteem, increased suicidal ideation, and a variety of emotional responses, retaliating, being scared, frustrated, angry, and depressed.[6]
    One of the most damaging effects is that a victim begins to avoid friends and activities, often the very intention of the cyber-bully.
    Cyberbullying campaigns are sometimes so damaging that victims have committed suicide. There are at least four examples in the United States where cyber-bullying has been linked to the suicide of a teenager.[6] The suicide of Megan Meier is a recent example that led to the conviction of the adult perpetrator of the attacks.
    Intimidation, emotional damage, suicide
    According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, “there have been several high‐profile cases involving teenagers taking their own lives in part because of being harassed and mistreated over the Internet, a phenomenon we have termed cyberbullicide – suicide indirectly or directly influenced by experiences with online aggression.”[28]
    The reluctance youth have in telling an authority figure about instances of cyberbullying has led to fatal outcomes. At least three children between the ages of 12 and 13 have committed suicide due to depression brought on by cyberbullying, according to reports by USA Today and the Baltimore Examiner. These would include the suicide of Ryan Halligan and the suicide of Megan Meier, the latter of which resulted in United States v. Lori Drew.
    Lost revenue, threatened earnings, defamation
    Studies are being conducted by large companies to gauge loss of revenue through malicious false postings. Cyberstalkers seek to damage their victim’s earnings, employment, reputation, or safety. A 2008 High Court ruling determined that, generally speaking, slander is when a defamatory statement has been made orally without justification. Libelous statements are those that are recorded with some degree of permanence. This would include statements made by email or on online bulletin boards.[29]
    Adults and the workplace
    Cyberbullying is not limited to personal attacks or children. Cyberharassment, referred to as cyberstalking when involving adults, takes place in the workplace or on company web sites, blogs or product reviews.
    A survey of 1,072 workers by the Dignity and Work Partnership found that one in five had been bullied at work by e-mail and research has revealed 1 in 10 UK employees believes cyberbullying is a problem in their workplace.[30]
    Cyberbullying can occur in product reviews along with other consumer-generated data are being more closely monitored and flagged for content that is deemed malicious and biased as these sites have become tools to cyberbully by way of malicious requests for deletion of articles, vandalism, abuse of administrative positions, and ganging up on products to post “false” reviews and vote products down.
    Cyberstalkers use posts, forums, journals and other online means to present a victim in a false and unflattering light. The question of liability for harassment and character assassination is particularly salient to legislative protection since the original authors of the offending material are, more often than not, not only anonymous, but untraceable. Nevertheless, abuse should be consistently brought to company staffers’ attention.
    Recognition of adult and workplace cyberbullying tactics
    Common tactics used by cyberstalkers is to vandalize a search engine or encyclopedia, to threaten a victim’s earnings, employment, reputation, or safety. Various companies provide cases of cyber-stalking (involving adults) follow the pattern of repeated actions against a target. While motives vary, whether romantic, a business conflict of interest, or personal dislike, the target is commonly someone whose life the stalker sees or senses elements lacking in his or her own life. Web-based products or services leveraged against cyberstalkers in the harassment or defamation of their victims.
    The source of the defamation seems to come from four types of online information purveyors: Weblogs, industry forums or boards, and commercial Web sites. Studies reveal that while some motives are personal dislike, there is often direct economic motivation by the cyberstalker, including conflict of interest, and investigations reveal the responsible party is an affiliate or supplier of a competitor, or the competitor itself.
    Awareness campaigns

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MH7ATSNYASMCJO3MWNJ4C4T2KY Olivia

    PUNYAMURTULA KISHORE MD aka MAD DOG MILLIONAIRE AND CARL SMITH , THE OWNER/DIRECTOR OF NEW HORIZONS HOUSE ARE DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF Eleanor Clark , BECAUSE THEY BOTH FAILED TO PROVIDE HER GRANDSON JAMES CLARK WITH MEDICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT .’DR PUNYAMURTULA KISHORE BILLED JAMES CLARK’S INSURANCE COMPANY AND CARL SMITH COLLECTED HIS PROGRAM FEE . PUNYAMURTULA KISHORE MD aka MAD DOG MILLIONAIRE PAID KICKBACK MONEY TO CARL SMITH AND THEY HAVE BOTH BEEN INDICTED BY A SUFFOLK COUNTY GRAND JURY IN SUPERIOR COURT IN BOSTON FOR MEDICAL INSURANCE FRAUD , ALL THEY CARED ABOUT WAS MAKING MONEY AT THE EXPENSE OF SOMEONE ELSES MISERY ..
    Punyamurtula Kishore MD aka Mad Dog millionaire of Preventive Medicine Associates formerly Addiction Medicine Associates and Carl Smith Of New Horizons House did not provide Psychiatric and Substance Abuse treatment for James Clark , James Clark Murdered his Grandmother Eleanor Clark ,in Weston, MA one day after he was discharged from New Horizons House . He was never seen or examine by a Physician or Nusre Praticioner .Dr Punyamurtula Kishore aka Mad Dog failed to treat James Clark , but he continued to bill James Clark’s Medical Insurance company for medical coverage reimbursements . Dr Kishore and had a contract with Carl Smith to provide Medical and Mental health services to the clients of New Horizons House, but no services were provided except for toxicology screens .Punyamurtula Kishore MD aka Mad Dog Millionaire is a CROOK !Punyamurtula Kishore MD aka Mad Dog of Preventive Medicine Associates and Carl Smith of New Horizons House are CROOKS .
    Carl Smith has a “lengthy criminal record” dating back to 1975 when he was convicted of armed robbery. He was sentenced to three to five years in state prison.He was also convicted of kidnapping and armed robbery in 1979, larceny in 1989, forgery and embezzlement in 1991, forgery and larceny in 1994, and possession of a hypodermic needle or syringe in 1995,.
    A Suffolk Grand Jury returned indictments against Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore, age 61, of Brookline, his company Preventive Medicine Associates, Inc. (PMA), as well as three others charged in connection with allegedly running an intricate “kickback” scheme and fraudulently billing MassHealth nearly $ 3.8 million. Dr. Kishore, and Preventive Medicine Associates, are both individually charged with Medicaid Kickbacks (8 counts), and Medicaid False Claims (8 counts).

    Dr. Kishore owns and manages PMA, a network of 29 medical branches throughout Massachusetts, some of which include physician office laboratories. Based on the AG’s investigation, Dr. Kishore allegedly used bribes or “kickbacks”—taking several different forms—to induce sober house owners to require their residents submit to urine drug screens performed by PMA’s physician office laboratories a minimum of three times a week. Drug screens generally are billed to the MassHealth program at a price of approximately $ 100 to $ 200.
    Dr. Kishore allegedly manipulated those business relationships to bill MassHealth for tens of thousands of “medically necessary” urine drug screen testing of Medicaid eligible residents.The Grand Jury also returned indictments against the following individuals in connection with their involvement in Dr. Kishore’s scheme to defraud the Massachusetts Medicaid Program.
    Carl Smith, age 65, of Dorchester, manager of New Horizon House, LLC, located in Dorchester, is charged with receiving Medicaid Kickbacks (one count).

  • Civlsocietybosto

    Paul LaCamera
    General Manager
    WBUR
    890 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston MA 02215
    Reference: Cyber Bullying, Cyber Stalking, Cyber Hate Speech

    URL: http://www.wbur.org/2011/09/28/kishore-fraud-claims

    URL: http://www.wbur.org/2011/09/27/drug-doctor

    URL: http://www.wbur.org/2012/06/07/health-care-jobs

    URL: http://www.wbur.org/2012/06/12/quality-of-care

    Dear Dr. LaCamera:

    Your organization is a champion of Anti Cyber bullying coverage. URL: http://www.wbur.org/2012/05/17/facebook-cyberbullying

    Unfortunately your comment section in the URLs listed above
    is serving as a venue for Cyber Bullying, Cyber Stalking and Cyber Intimidation/Rant and Hate Speech targeting a Doctor.

    As you are aware this is a crime under 18 U.S.C. § 875(c) which criminalizes the making of threats via Internet.

    Your Community Rules also prohibit such conduct. URL: http://www.wbur.org/community/rules

    The Violations are numerous and have been reported previously.
    The individual/individuals keep posting.

    I seek your good offices to put an end to this either by removing and closing the Comments Section and or sending a legal notice to the Offender.

    A prompt response is needed to stop this harassment and intimidation. The individual is also posting these links to twitter accounts and pornography sites.

    Please take action.

    Sincerely
     

  • Civilsocietyboston

    Civil Society

  • Civilsocietyboston

    Civilsociety Boston
    OPEN LETTER TO THE GENERAL MANAGER:
    PaulLa Camera
    General Manager
    Reference: Cyber Bullying, Cyber Stalking, Cyber Hate Speech URL: http://www.wbur.org/2011/09/28… URL: http://www.wbur.org/2011/09/27… URL: http://www.wbur.org/2012/06/07… URL: http://www.wbur.org/2012/06/12… Dear Dr. LaCamera: Your organization is a champion of Anti Cyber bullying coverage. URL: http://www.wbur.org/2012/05/17
    Unfortunately your comment section in the URLs listed aboveis serving
    as a venue for Cyber Bullying, Cyber Stalking and Cyber
    Intimidation/Rant and Hate Speech targeting a Doctor. As you are aware
    this is a crime under 18 U.S.C. § 875(c) which criminalizes the making
    of threats via Internet. Your Community Rules also prohibit such
    conduct. URL: http://www.wbur.org/community/
    The Violations are numerous and have been reported previously.The
    individual/individuals keep posting. I seek your good offices to put an
    end to this either by removing and closing the Comments Section and or
    sending a legal notice to the Offender. A prompt response is needed to
    stop this harassment and intimidation. The individual is also posting
    these links to twitter accounts and pornography sites. Please take
    action.

  • civilsocietyboston

    Civilsociety Boston                     

    OPEN LETTER TO THE GENERAL MANAGER WBUR: REGARDING: CYBERBULLYINGPaul LaCamera
    General Manager
    WBUR
    890 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston MA 02215

    Reference: Cyber Bullying, Cyber Stalking, Cyber Hate Speech

    URL: http://www.wbur.org/2011/09/28

    URL: http://www.wbur.org/2011/09/27

    URL: http://www.wbur.org/2012/06/07

    URL: http://www.wbur.org/2012/06/12

    Dear Dr. LaCamera:

    Your organization is a champion of Anti Cyber bullying coverage. URL: http://www.wbur.org/2012/05/17

    Unfortunately your comment section in the URLs listed above
    is serving as a venue for Cyber Bullying, Cyber Stalking and Cyber Intimidation/Rant and Hate Speech targeting a Doctor.

    As you are aware this is a crime under 18 U.S.C. § 875(c) which criminalizes the making of threats via Internet.

    Your Community Rules also prohibit such conduct. URL: http://www.wbur.org/community/

    The Violations are numerous and have been reported previously.
    The individual/individuals keep posting.

    I seek your good offices to put an end to this either by removing and closing the Comments Section and or sending a legal notice to the Offender.

    A prompt response is needed to stop this harassment and intimidation. The individual is also posting these links to twitter accounts and pornography sites.

    Please take action.

    SincerelyCivil SocietyBoston

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    Report Cyberbullying

    When cyberbullying happens, it is important to document and report the behavior so it can be addressed.
    Steps to Take ImmediatelyReport Cyberbullying to Online Service ProvidersReport Cyberbullying to Law EnforcementReport Cyberbullying to Schools
    Steps to Take Immediately
    Don’t respond to and don’t forward cyberbullying messages.Keep
    evidence of cyberbullying. Record the dates, times, and descriptions of
    instances when cyberbullying has occurred. Save and print screenshots,
    emails, and text messages. Use this evidence to report cyberbullying to
    web and cell phone service providers.Block the person who is cyberbullying.
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    Report Cyberbullying to Online Service Providers
    Cyberbullying often violates the terms of service established by social media sites and internet service providers.
    Review their terms and conditions or rights and responsibilities sections. These describe content that is or is not appropriate.Visit social media safety centers to learn how to block users and change settings to control who can contact you.Report cyberbullying to the social media site so they can take action against users abusing the terms of service.  
    Back to top
    Report Cyberbullying to Law Enforcement
    When cyberbullying involves these activities it is considered a crime and should be reported to law enforcement:
    Threats of violenceChild pornography or sending sexually explicit messages or photosTaking a photo or video of someone in a place where he or she would expect privacyStalking and hate crimes
    Some states consider other forms of cyberbullying criminal. Consult your state’s laws and law enforcement for additional guidance.
    Back to top
    Report Cyberbullying to Schools
    Cyberbullying
    can create a disruptive environment at school and is often related to
    in-person bullying. The school can use the information to help inform
    prevention and response strategies.In many states, schools are required to address cyberbullying in their anti-bullying policy. Some state laws also cover off-campus behavior that creates a hostile school environment.

  • Civilsocietyboston

    Report Cyberbullying

    When cyberbullying happens, it is important to document and report the behavior so it can be addressed.
    Steps to Take ImmediatelyReport Cyberbullying to Online Service ProvidersReport Cyberbullying to Law EnforcementReport Cyberbullying to Schools
    Steps to Take Immediately
    Don’t respond to and don’t forward cyberbullying messages.Keep
    evidence of cyberbullying. Record the dates, times, and descriptions of
    instances when cyberbullying has occurred. Save and print screenshots,
    emails, and text messages. Use this evidence to report cyberbullying to
    web and cell phone service providers.Block the person who is cyberbullying.
    Back to top
    Report Cyberbullying to Online Service Providers
    Cyberbullying often violates the terms of service established by social media sites and internet service providers.
    Review their terms and conditions or rights and responsibilities sections. These describe content that is or is not appropriate.Visit social media safety centers to learn how to block users and change settings to control who can contact you.Report cyberbullying to the social media site so they can take action against users abusing the terms of service.  
    Back to top
    Report Cyberbullying to Law Enforcement
    When cyberbullying involves these activities it is considered a crime and should be reported to law enforcement:
    Threats of violenceChild pornography or sending sexually explicit messages or photosTaking a photo or video of someone in a place where he or she would expect privacyStalking and hate crimes
    Some states consider other forms of cyberbullying criminal. Consult your state’s laws and law enforcement for additional guidance.
    Back to top
    Report Cyberbullying to Schools
    Cyberbullying
    can create a disruptive environment at school and is often related to
    in-person bullying. The school can use the information to help inform
    prevention and response strategies.In many states, schools are required to address cyberbullying in their anti-bullying policy. Some state laws also cover off-campus behavior that creates a hostile school environment.

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