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Chiropractor Implicated in Conspiracy to sell HGH

LOUISIANA: Two doctors and a businessman in the Arkansas-Louisiana-Mississippi area  face charges of illegally distributing the drug: Human Growth Hormone or HGH. Doctor Linda Bunch, Chiropractor Dallas Humble and businessman Paul Temple pled not guilty to the 22 charges against them.   Northeast Louisiana Anti-Aging and Wellness Center in West Monroe was raided by authorities two years ago. A federal indictment says Bunch, Humble, and Temple illegally imported HGH from China and then sold it to patients. The trio is charged with conspiring to distribute the drugs. The attorneys say their clients are innocent. "We're going to maintain our innocence now until the cows come home and when you're innocent you should be found not guilty and they've got the burden of proof and we want to see them prove it,” said Bob Noel who represents Dallas Humble. If convicted the trio faces up to thirty years in prison, thousands of dollars in fines. Bunch could also lose her medical license. They are all awaiting an August 12th teleconference with the court which will set up a pre trial date. All three will remain free until a trial, but they cannot travel out of Northeast Louisiana without the court's permission.
Source: myarklamiss.com


New Health Reform Law Claim Denial Appeal Book Announced
for Healthcare Providers to Comply with
New PPACA Deadline - 09/23/2010

ILLINOIS: June 28, 2010 ERISAclaim.com announced the nation's first new Health Reform Law, PPACA, Claim Denial Appeal CD Book, for healthcare providers to meet the compliance deadline for Sept. 23, 2010, and to appeal claim denials and delays under new Health Reform Law, Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act, PPACA, going into effect on Sept. 23, 2010 for all group health plans and healthcare providers. Since HHS, DOL and IRS released the first set of Interim Final Rules on June 17, 2010, for implementing PPACA by Sept. 23, 2010, all healthcare providers, physicians and hospitals, without PPACA compliance by Sept. 23, 2010, will be found in violation of PPACA with unexpected claim denials by health plans under PPACA. According to the new PPACA Fact Sheet published by DOL, HHS and IRS, new PPACA will cover 193 million people, and PPACA mandates new PPACA (ERISA & NAIC) Appeal Process.

New Health Reform Law, PPACA, Claim Denial Appeal CD Book is published with 9 year success based on ERISAclaim.com's ERISA Appeal CD Book & System, as the only ERISA Appeal Book for health providers in the country in the past 35 years. The PPACA / ERISA Appeal CD Book is priced at $450 and available now from ERISAclaim.com web site. The healthcare providers who used ERISAclaim's ERISA CD Book appeal letters have won a recent major federal court decision in the largest historical ERISA provider class action lawsuit with court permission to proceed against almost all Blue Cross and Blue Shield Entities in the now popular overpayment recoupment dispute. The court affirmed all of the ERISA appeal legal points from the actual appeal letters, according to Dr. Jin Zhou, author of the Book and President of ERISAclaim.com.
The Court Case is Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association et al. vs. Blue Cross Blue Shield Association et al., Case #: 1:09-cv-05619, on May 17, 2010. A copy of the federal court ruling is available at:
(http://www.erisaclaim.com/BCBS_Overpayment_%20Class_Action_Opinion.pdf)

A copy of the Press Release from the lead class plaintiff law firm is available at:
(http://insurancenewsnet.com/article.aspx?id=192735&type=newswires)
Dr. Zhou further explained that the SEC. 2719 of PPACA has adopted ERISA claim regulation, in its entirety, the 35 year old ERISA law and the "established process", for PPACA internal appeal process, and NAIC Review Model as External Appeal Process that is binding for all health plans.
According to Dr. Jin Zhou, his company has been teaching weekly and monthly webinars on PPACA ever since PPACA was enacted on March 23, 2010, attended by professionals from every segment of the industry with great success. There has been strong awareness and demand by hospitals for PPACA compliance by Sept 23, 2010, especially when hospitals are faced with new Medicare fee cut and increasingly disappointing reimbursement by managed care payers.
Dr. Jin Zhou also alerted all healthcare providers that Federal Government, DOL, HHS and IRS have issued new sets of regulations to implement and enforce PPACA, and PPACA federally mandates ERISA appeal process for all group health plans and healthcare providers. More new Federal Regulations are released at DOL and HHS web sites:
"Affordable Care Act Regulations and Guidance" (http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/healthreform/)
As Dr. Zhou noted from DOL, HHS & IRS PPACA Fact Sheet, The New PPACA on Sept. 23, 2010, will cover about 133 million people under self-insured health plans, 43 million under fully insured plans, and 17 million under individual market. A total of 193 million people will be governed under PPACA on Sept. 23, 2010, and an estimated 32 million more will be covered under PPACA by 2014. No hospital can afford to ignore 193 million people's healthcare coverage and possible reimbursement, said Dr. Jin Zhou.
DOL Fact Sheet: Keeping the Health Plan You Have: The Affordable Care Act and "Grandfathered" Health Plans (U.S. Department of Labor), June 14, 2010
(http://www.healthreform.gov/newsroom/keeping_the_health_plan_you_have.html)
HHS Fact Sheet: The Affordable Care Act's New Patient's Bill of Rights (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services), June 22, 2010.



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