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Mourinho unfazed by Chelsea’s poor pre-season

first_imgManager Jose Mourinho says poor pre-season results are of little concern as Chelsea prepare to face Swansea City on Saturday.The Blues romped to last term’s Premier League title with three games remaining, but failed to win any of their five pre-season games in 90 minutes.Penalty shoot-out victories against Paris St Germain and Barcelona were the only successes in a run that also included defeats against Arsenal and Fiorentina.“I like to win,” Mourinho said prior to facing the Swans in an evening kick-off at Stamford Bridge.“There is no point to say it doesn’t matter, but it is also true that it is not the most important thing and on some of these matches we didn’t even try to win.Chelsea lost to Arsenal in Sunday’s Community Shield match at Wembley“Against Fiorentina, the point was to give minutes to the players, to protect some.“But if you ask do I want to create better play better, defend better and score better, then yes I want that.”Mourinho also warned that a fiercely competitive league meant it was possible for Chelsea to have a good season and still finish trophy-less.“I really don’t know [what a good season is] because it is not just about you but is about the others,” he said.“You can have a good season and somebody is better than you. And I don’t consider that a failure.“A bad season is if you don’t perform. A bad season is if you are so bad that in October you are 15 points behind the leader.“A bad season is if you arrive in March and have no chance to win anything.”Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img read more

Selling foods at the farm: When do you need a license?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, many producers may be considering selling produce, meats, cottage foods and baked goods directly to consumers at the farm property. A question we often hear from farmers thinking about these types of farm food sales is, “do I need some type of license or inspection to sell food from the farm?” The answer to this question depends upon the type of food offered for sale:Sales of foods such as fresh produce or cottage foods do not require a license.Sales of certain types of baked goods require a home bakery license.Sales of multiple types of foods or higher risk foods require a farm market registration or a retail food establishment (RFE) license.The home bakery license, farm market registration, and RFE license involve inspections of the production or sales area.It is important for a producer to carefully assess the food sales situation and comply with the appropriate licensing or registration requirements. To do so, a producer should identify the type and number of food products he or she will sell and whether the food poses low or high food safety risk.Our new Law Bulletin, Selling Foods at the Farm: When Do You Need a License? will help producers assess their situations and determine their needs for appropriate licensing, registration, or inspections.  Read the bulletin on http://farmoffice.osu.edu, here.last_img read more

What Happens When you Ignore Basic Business Practices?

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Nathan Bradshaw is a health enthusiast, talented author, celebrated pod caster and a poet who is now the co-editor and imaginative contributor of health fuel with a background in collaborative care networks and artificial intelligence. Nathan Bradshaw works from a creative wellspring that shows no signs of running dry. The unfortunate reality is that the majority of claim dollars lost to medical practices are from “self-inflicted injuries”.  While it may feel good to blame the insurance carrier or health plan and their bureaucratic, Byzantine rules, the fact is that physicians and their staff must come to grips with the reality that most of the dollars lost are through a lack of establishing proper management of their own revenue cycle, and most often, because of a decision to disregard basic business practices and payer rules.Do you want to complain about the rules and not get paid?Or have the money in your pocket and then complain?Most claims dollars are lost due to:Failure to identify the patient’s economic obligation before service is rendered to collect payment or guarantee payment before care is rendered.Failure to submit claims in a timely mannerFailure to monitor the explanation of payments to identify denials or payment errorsFailure to resubmit initially denied claims in a timely manner with the correct informationFailure to appeal errors or denials in a timely mannerIn reality, the failure is the physician’s, a failure to manage the revenue cycle of their practice.  It is a failure that costs big.To eliminate the barriers that keep you from promptly receiving your hard earned money, you must make a commitment to learning how to win, and accept the responsibility for continual vigilance.  By doing so you can hold payers accountable for their performance, and in the process, achieve the funds you have legitimately earned. The reporting and other rules that have intrinsically been linked to EHR systems have been a major hindrance for small practices. Time is a precious resource, and physicians can’t always find time to fill out new reportsPayers set their own claim rules and timely filing deadlines.  They do so under their participation contract with you.  The rules are generally not spelled out in the contract, but in the payer’s “Provider Manual”, or in updates to that manual. Your contract with the payer generally includes a provision that gives them the right to issue new rules and policies and obligates you to their acceptance. Keeping up with the updates is necessary, as opportunities are missed for increased reimbursement, and plan specific rules not learned, cause an increase in denials. EHR platforms come with online scheduling, automatic bill pay and a number of other helpful tools that are beneficial to both physicians and patients.Nearly all payers now have websites with the payer’s policies posted.  A posting is considered “notice” and the change is binding upon you.Administrators and office managers benefiting from EHR adoption. Building schedules are simplified which reduces the number of missed appointments. Similarly, working with patients to address unpaid or outstanding bills is also more effective.Even if you never received a provider manual, you cannot escape its obligations.  There is generally a little clause in your contract obligating you to its provisions.   If you can’t find the player’s manual, or if you are not getting the payer updates, call the plan and get a copy of the manual and get on their policy changes distribution list NOW.Many plans now provide email alerts as to policy changes, which will automatically send you an email about payer policy changes. When combined with better clinical capacities and improved daily workflows, the benefits of EHR adoption create a portfolio of ways to improve a small practice.Similarly, the payer’s posting of a new policy on a payer’s web site or publishing in their policy guide a policy change is binding upon you, and it could cost you.  You will need to have staff review the payer’s website on a regular basis to watch for new postings that impact your practice.Regardless of the unreasonableness of the rules health plans create; they bind you under “contract law”.  Contract law legalizes the obligations accepted by two or more parties in a voluntary agreement.  Since the health plan wrote the contract, do you really think those terms and conditions are for your benefit or protection?  Unless the provisions of the contract conflict with state, Federal or local law or policy, you are bound to them, and the payer can enforce its contract terms.  You voluntarily entered into the agreement with the payer.  Whether or not you believe you had a choice, given the size of the payer’s market share, or what employers they insure, there is no law that obligates you to participate with any payer, therefore the relationship is voluntary. Fighting contract provisions is generally a costly and losing proposition.So strong is the power of contract law, that the regulators have stated that they are not prepared to sit in judgment on the adequacy of documentation as to timely filing, stating “This gives rise to a question of fact which is beyond the jurisdiction of this administrative agency to resolve.  Questions of fact can only be decided in a court of law.”More importantly, do you want to fight, or do you want to get your money?Time is money is the old, overused adage, and in the case of claims, it’s your money.  This is where falling for the inbred excuses within the provider community comes back to haunt you.  It’s too confusing, they deny whatever they want, you can’t fight them, it’s not worth the time. Your practice needs to work its claims and receivables without allowing any time lags in getting your claim out the door, tracking its payment, appealing denials, and verifying the correctness of payment.Vigilance is a responsibility that must be accepted by the physician and the staff.  For only by asserting your rights and knowledge of the rules, can an office protect its income and its money?  This requires an understanding of explanation of benefits/explanation of payments (EOB/EOP), as well as watching for notices of policies and changes that relate to claims.Managing your revenue cycle means making sure that your claims process follows a process designed for your benefit, not just what is allowable by the payer.  One that always puts you in the position to press the payer for payment, using your state’s regulations as a club. That is if your state requires the payer to pay within 30 days of an electronic submission, hold them to that requirement.  Get your claims, electronically daily, and every day identify with the payer’s website any claims not paid on day 35.  If not listed, then re-submit, if listed, check where it is in the process.  If not set to be paid to you, file a complaint with your regulator of the payer.  If you have the process tight, you will have improved your cash flow, and ended the leakage of your dollars.The blame game has no place in the operation of a medical practice, a medical business.  Blame is an easy way to dodge responsibility for an issue, a problem.Too often practices fall into the trap of blaming the payers for everything, and in the process, ignore what should be their own responsibility and hide that responsibility from the physician. Tags:#Trending Nathan Bradshaw Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industrylast_img read more

Cavs guard Dwyane Wade excused for ‘personal matter’

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Dwyane Wade of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on against the Orlando Magic at Quicken Loans Arena on January 18, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Justin K. Aller/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND — Dwayne Wade will miss time for a personal matter, creating yet another obstacle for the struggling Cavaliers.Wade was excused from the team Friday as the Cavs hosted Indiana and he could be out longer to deal with the unspecified situation. Coach Tyronn Lue did not provide any details for Wade’s absence or a timeline for his return.ADVERTISEMENT Tiger Woods sneaks into weekend with closing birdie LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Lue said general manager Koby Altman told Wade to “take his time” during the unspecified leave.“How much ever time he needs to take to get over what he’s going through, then he’ll be back,” Lue said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWade has played well coming off the bench in his first season with Cleveland, which has dropped 10 of 13 and currently sits in the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference standings behind Boston and Toronto. The 36-year-old is averaging 11.1 points, 3.9 points and 3.7 assists in 42 games. The three-time NBA champion willingly moved to Cleveland’s second unit earlier this season and has been a steadying force for the team.With Wade gone, Lue said guard Derrick Rose will likely play more minutes. Rose missed two months with an ankle injury before returning recently and the Cavs have been mindful of his minutes as he gets into game shape. Wade’s absence coincides with Lue making a change to his starting lineup to try and shake his team from its funk.Jae Crowder has been dropped from the starting lineup and replaced by center Tristan Thompson. With Thompson back as a starter, All-Star Kevin Love can return to power forward — his natural position.Lue said his players embraced the changes, which should help the Cavs’ shaky defense.“Jae Crowder was great. Just talking to him, he’s been good,” Lue said. “He’s about the right things. The last few games he’s been shooting the ball a lot better. Defensively, I think it helps us having two bigs. We’ve been getting crushed on the glass. So I think Kevin and Tristan on the floor together defensively rebounding is good. And also in the pick-and-rolls. I thought they tried to expose us in pick-and-rolls with Isaiah (Thomas) and Kevin playing the five.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stinglast_img read more

Warriors ‘mentally fried’; seek All-Star break respite – Kerr

first_imgStephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors stands on the court during their game against the New York Knicks at ORACLE Arena on January 23, 2018 in Oakland, California. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — The Golden State Warriors own the best record in the NBA, but coach Steve Kerr says the reigning champions are feeling the effects of the fight to stay at the top.Kerr said after the Warriors’ sloppy win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday that his players are “mentally fried”.ADVERTISEMENT “Our guys are dying to get to the All-Star break,” Kerr told reporters. “We’re limping to the finish line to the All-Star break.”But that respite won’t come until February 16, and the Warriors had six games to go before then, starting with a clash with the Denver Nuggets on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Warriors at 41-11 are just two games ahead of the Houston Rockets for first place in the Western Conference.On Friday in Sacramento they coughed up 25 turnovers — one short of their season-worst — and didn’t put the lowly 16-35 Kings away until the fourth quarter. On Saturday they were trying to wrap up a three-game road trip with a winning record, after opening it with a blowout loss to the Utah Jazz. /cbb NLEX ends slump, trips Ginebra 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ PLAY LIST 02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

North korean women’s football team leaves pitch due to scoreboard gaffe at london 2012

first_imgLondon 2012 saw its first gaffe when the electronic scoreboard at Hampden Park displayed South Korea’s flag ahead of North Korean women’s football match against Colombia.The whole team left the pitch in protest when they saw the wrong flag next to their names on the screen.The match had been due to start at 7:45pm but there was a delay of at least an hour while the mistake was corrected. The game eventually kicked off shortly before 9pm.Before the match, Scottish Secretary Michael Moore said, “The Olympics is of huge importance and the fact Hampden will be front and centre as the world turns it attention to the UK is great news for Glasgow and Scotland as a whole.The Olympics is our chance to show the world what we are capable of as a nation and the hard work of people across the country is helping ensure the success of the Games.”North Korea is no stranger to Olympic controversies. In 1964, the nation withdrew from the Olympics after the IOA banned countries that took part in the 1963 Games of the New Emerging Forces.The country also boycotted the 1988 Games after being snubbed as co-hosts for the Seoul Games.last_img read more

Survival Games

first_imgView comments Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Maybe it’s in the way NorthPort coach Pido Jarencio has his wards thinking nowadays.“I told [the players] to make a name for themselves,” he said, when asked about the team’s spectacular showing in a 109-83 rout of TNT that knocked the KaTropa out of contention for a twice-to-beat playoff privilege.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThen, unearthing his battle cry when he coached a severely underdog University of Santo Tomas squad to an improbable UAAP title in 2006, Jarencio added; “‘Yung ‘pride, puso, palaban,’ doon na lalabas ‘yan (The pride, heart and fighting spirit will eventually come out).”NorthPort’s victory over TNT, indeed, caught Compton’s attention. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event MOST READ LATEST STORIES Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Batangas, Zamboanga advance to semis Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hasslescenter_img Sean Anthony (with the ball) has been very steady for NorthPort all conference long. —RICHARD A. REYESAlaska coach Alex Compton thinks NorthPort is “pretty darned good” and that the Batang Pier’s record is a poor reflection of their true worth.“[T]heir record is so deceiving,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Google Philippines names new country director Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants “We’ve been here at the bottom. We’re just trying to get to playing right,” Compton added.Meralco is also looking at fanning its flickering playoff plans to life against a Barangay Ginebra squad at 7 p.m.But the Bolts need a lot of things to go their way to stay alive.The Gin Kings (6-3) have little at stake in the game as they are already in the playoffs—but out of the race for the playoff bonus.Meanwhile, with the league to celebrate its 44th anniversary on April 9, prices of tickets for the whole of next month will be slashed by 44 percent in select sections of the venues.Forty-four prizes will be raffled off, and the first 44 government employees who can show their IDs will be given free admission to the venues every game day for the whole month.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “I don’t know if you watched [their game against TNT] but they’re pretty darned good,” he said.But that’s not the reason Compton is wary of Jarencio’s boys when they clash in a survival battle at 4:30 p.m.“I was at their game with Phoenix, their game with Meralco,” Compton said, noting the Batang Pier’s narrow losses earlier in the conference.Compton saw how NorthPort could have easily won both save for key breaks that went against it. Had the Batang Pier gotten those breaks to go their way, Compton would have been facing a 6-4 squad.And Alaska (4-6), which is coming off a 114-96 beating at the hands of San Miguel last Sunday,  won’t treat NorthPort as a fellow sub-.500 squad as it shoots for a victory that could nudge the Aces into seventh place—good enough for a spot in the quarterfinal round.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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