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Disaster Law and Policy examines the growing field concerned with disaster prevention, emergency response, compensation andamp; insurance, human rights, and community recovery. The first book on disaster law to appear in the wake of Katrina, this fascinating text provides the key building blocks for a thoughtful analysis of the issues that surround disaster-relief policy and procedure.
Exploring the legal issues that surround Katrina and other natural disasters in the U.S. and around the world, Disaster Law and Policy, features:
Adopting a wider perspective that looks at the legal ramifications of disasters across the United States and around the world, the Second Edition offers:
A unique and timely text in a burgeoning field, Disaster Law and Policy, Second Edition, is ideal for use in a seminar or a course on disaster issuesand#8212;or as a supplement in courses on environmental law or land use.
After I began to practice, I realized that the attorneys that I practiced with were more often than not in a fowl mood. Some were never cheerful or pleasant. I enjoyed most of the work involved in my practice, but many of my associates did not. After about nine months, I decided that the main problem with the profession was that there were too many attorneys. The pressure of having to compete for clients and advertise just to survive made it unbearable for nearly every one I met. For example, I had a friend who had quit a lucrative position with an insurance agency to attend law school and, then, to practice law. We would go to lunch together on many occasions. He had a wife, who worked full time and they had several children. The conversion at lunch always turned into his complaining about the lack of business or fees for his practice. He complained so much that I got to the point I didn't enjoy going to lunch with him anymore. At times I have tried to call other lawyers about a particular case only to get a recording saying that the phone had been temporarily disconnected. This has happened with lawyers who had been practicing for twenty years! Well, I decided that I could do my part to correct this situation. I knew it wouldn't be easy, but this book is my attempt to help potential attorneys see if they really want to be lawyers and, more importantly, to see if the law profession wants them.
Understanding Health Insurance: A Guide to Billing and Reimbursement, 8th Edition is a comprehensive source for teaching the subject of health insurance and reimbursement. The book contains chapters on introductory information on the health insurance field, managed health care, legal and regulatory issues, coding systems, reimbursement methodologies, coding for medical necessity, and common health insurance plans. Each chapter contains exercises to illustrate content and reinforce learning. Numerous opportunities are provided throughout the book for manual completion of CMS-1500 claims. A CD-ROM at the back of the book allows for electronic data entry of CMS-1500 claim form information. End of chapter review questions in objective format (e.g., multiple choice) test learners on their understanding of book content. Appendices I and II provide case studies that are also included on the Student Practice CD-ROM. Additional appendices provide instruction in dental claims processing and completion of the UB-92 (claim used for inpatient and outpatient hospital claims). The accompanying workbook provides application based assignments for each chapter, additional content review (multiple choice questions), and additional case studies for practice in completing CMS-1500 claims. This edition of the book contains the most up to date information regarding health insurance claims processing and coding and reimbursement issues.
Introduction to Public Law is a historical and comparative introduction to public law. The book traces back the origins of the res publica to Roman law and analyzes the course of its development, first during the monarchical age in continental Europe and England, and then during the republican age that began at the end of the eighteenth century with the democratic revolutions in the United States and France. For each period and country, the book analyzes the major concepts of public law and their transformations: sovereignty, the state, the statute, the separation of powers, the public interest, and administrative justice.
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