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Toxicology Expert Witness John P. Bederka, Ph.D. of TOXICULL Associates writes in his article about the need for businesses,  governments,  legal  entities,  and  scientists to effectively evaluate the increasing prevalence of marijuana use.  He poses and analyzes many questions in the article, including the following:

1. Is there any relationships between blood THC v. brain THC?

2.How does the percent THC in the smoked marijuana cigarette relate to blood levels of THC in the user?

HIPAA Expert Witness Michael Arrigo provides the following Healthcare Policy Update: CMS Suspends Payment on Certain ICD-10 Claims
CMS Systems Not Ready for All NCDs and LCDs

We may be seeing one of the first latent indicators of the financial impact of ICD-10 with today’s announcement. CMS stated in a November 20th 2015 email that its systems are being updated to accommodate ICD-10 NCDs and LCDs. This also resulted in “temporary” suspensions of payments for LCDs. CMS states, “Claims affected by these edits were temporarily suspended.”

Written by Bob Rose and Robyn Porterfield:

Organizational psychologists are often asked to look at sexual harassment cases. It is hard to imagine that any business today does not recognize the need to deal with sexual harassment at work.  Nevertheless, there are still companies that feel that sexual harassment cases are largely insoluble if there are no witnesses; they think this makes the situation “he said/she said.” (Harassment is not always male against female but it quite frequently is, thus our use of he/she in this article). Industrial Psychology Expert Witnesses will find this article useful.

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