Todd Moore, vice president of Revenue Cycle for the past four years, has been named senior vice president of Managed Care and Revenue Strategy at Fletcher Allen Health Care, a new position within the organization.Moore has also been named president, Vermont Managed Care, a physician hospital organization (PHO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fletcher Allen. These organizations are management service organizations in which the partners are physicians and hospitals. PHO organizations contract with insurance companies for physician and hospital services. During his time as the vice president of Revenue Cycle, Moore helped to negotiate contracts with key insurance companies and helped to lead strategic planning that has enabled Fletcher Allen to navigate the emerging dynamic managed care environment.As senior vice president of Managed Care and Revenue Strategy, Moore will play an even greater role in shaping Fletcher Allen’s response to health care reform. In his new role as president of Vermont Managed Care, Moore will also provide strategic direction for that company.‘Todd’s experience fits perfectly with the requirements for this new senior-level position,’ said John Brumsted, interim president and CEO, Fletcher Allen Health Care. ‘Like every other health care provider, we need to focus on being part of the discussion and fully understanding the new reimbursement methodologies as they develop, both at the state and federal level.’ Prior to his role with Fletcher Allen, Moore served for fourteen years as an executive consultant to health care providers and insurers as a principal at the Mercer Consulting Group, a co-founder and partner of his own firm, and as a consulting executive for Cerner Corporation, a health information technology company. In addition, Moore previously served four years as a technology consultant to the financial services industry with Accenture.Moore holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois. About Vermont Managed CareVermont Managed Care (VMC) was founded in 1991 as a Physician Hospital Organization. A wholly owned subsidiary of Fletcher Allen, it currently coordinates the delivery of health care services for a population served by a network of more than over 2,700 primary and specialty care providers and 10 hospitals in Vermont and New Hampshire. The VMC Network conducts its own care management, enabling the physician-run network to make day-to-day health care decisions for its patients, rather than a distant third party claims manager. About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont’s academic medical center. Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center — providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York — and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org(link is external) or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia(link is external). FAHC 11.11.11
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 20-foot by 20-foot swastika was dug into the grass at a park in Levittown and Nassau County police are investigating the discovery as a bias crime, authorities said.A woman walking her dog found the massive symbol of Nazi Germany at the Nick Sguina ball field on Polaris Drive just south of Jerusalem Avenue at 4 p.m. Friday, police said.The incident is the latest in a string of hate crimes recently reported on Long Island. A Nassau Community College student was arrested this week for repeatedly making swastika graffiti at the East Garden City campus. Swastika graffiti was also found over the past month in Islip, Hauppauge and Mineola, where someone also spray painted racial slurs accompanied by the phrase “Make America White Again,” a play on President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign slogan.Under New York State law, swastika graffiti is considered aggravated first-degree harassment punishable by up to four years in prison and $5,000 in fines, plus restitution.Second Squad detectives ask anyone with information on this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
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The preamble is also being changed to specify that “institutional investors are particularly important for companies”.It says institutional investors should exercise their ownership rights actively and responsibly “in accordance with transparent principles that also respect the concept of sustainability”.“The [commission] has therefore actively contributed to the debate, on a European as well as an international level, according to which institutional investors have particular responsibility in assessing how corporate governance is put into practice,” it said.Manfred Gertz, the outgoing chair of the commission, said the responses to the consultation underlined “the vast interest on questions regarding good corporate governance that exists within German listed companies”.“The focus is on strengthening self-responsible conduct by corporate bodies and committees complimented by a sensible level of transparency, allowing stakeholders to better assess how corporate governance is being put into practice,” he added.The changes to the code itself impose more transparency requirements for companies, with the commission seeing transparency as the basis on which investors can assess good corporate governance.The requirements relate to compliance management, supervisory board composition, periodic reporting to investors, and the role of the chair of the supervisory board in engaging with investors.Unlike in countries such as the UK where non-executive directors do most of the communication with investors, in Germany the law has traditionally been interpreted to mean that this has to be handled by the management board.This is changing, however, and the commission decided that supervisory board chairpersons should “be prepared (under appropriate conditions) to discuss topics relevant to the supervisory board with investors”.“These are issues within the sole responsibility of the supervisory board, and which it must decide upon on its own,” the commission said. “In accordance with this suggestion, the chairman of the supervisory board will have certain discretion with whom and when he/she would like to conduct a discussion.”The commission’s recommendation comes after a group of investors and other stakeholders developed guidelines for interaction between the supervisory board chair and investors in a bid to bring German corporate governance more in line with practice in other countries. Some of the members of that task force are also on the government corporate governance commission. Germany’s corporate governance code is being amended to emphasise that institutional investors have a responsibility to exercise their ownership rights.The amendments follow a six-week consultation period that generated a strong response, both positive and critical, according to the government-appointed commission responsible for the code. The commission decided on changes to the code itself and the preamble, which sets out the spirit behind the code.The preamble has been extended to argue that good corporate governance requires companies and their directors to conduct business ethically and take responsibility for their behaviour. The German word used by the commission for the latter is “Eigenverantwortung” – literally translated as “self-responsibility” or “own-responsibility”.The guiding principle of an “honourable businessperson” (“ehrbarer Kaufmann”) was introduced to the preamble to reflect this.
L.A.’s Mares headlines tonight’s boxing card at Club Nokia at L.A. Live The Angels’ Mike Trout bats in the eighth inning of Thursday’s game against the Cleveland Indians at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)ANAHEIM — It is the team’s official website, of course, and if anyone is going to shine a positive light on all this it has to be mlb.com/angels, right?Sure enough, there the headline was Wednesday night, after another loss, another blown opportunity, another step toward the ultimate free-fall:“Halos keep pace despite dropping nail-biter”Though technically accurate, I’m not sure that it’s within the true spirit of a playoff chase to favorably characterize losing all the time as a way to “keep pace.” While not suggesting ground has been gained, the phrase does hint at moving forward, something the Angels are doing these days only chronologically.You know – tick, tick, tick. Like a clock. Or perhaps that’s a bomb about to explode.Because, just a few hours later, on Thursday afternoon, the Angels lost to Cleveland again, 4-1, which was not shocking since everyone these days is losing to the Indians.No, this result was not shocking in the least bit, the Angels, in particular, having dropped 11 in a row to Cleveland.The defeat was damaging, however, another precious game falling off the schedule as the Angels attempt to survive themselves just long enough to catch a Minnesota team also in desperate need of spinning things positively. Friday the 13th phobia? You have lots of company Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Tuesday’s Letters to the Editor At some point in the next 10 days, one of these two clubs almost certainly will clinch the American League’s second wild-card spot.But then, maybe they’ll both suffer simultaneous double pulled hamstrings, the sight of the Angels and Twins limping to the finish line en masse a fitting visual for a late-season “dash” that otherwise remains quite unsightly.Minnesota entered Thursday having lost three in a row and 5 of 6 before winning at Detroit.The Angels now have lost four straight and 9 of 13, slipping 2½ games behind in this wearied stagger toward the AL’s final postseason spot.“We need to focus on our nine innings, what we need to do on the field,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “Don’t get distracted by numbers, this and that, and where teams are and who’s playing who. We’ll figure that out after our game.”After this game, the figuring was pretty simple. In frantic need of victories, the Angels instead were just swept, the Indians shutting them down in the finale by using six pitchers – none of whom worked as many as three innings.In that regard, this looked a little like a spring training game, the Angels playing right along by resembling a team in failed search of its midseason form.They had five hits, two of which came from Mike Trout.They drew five walks, two of which were earned by Mike Trout.Their only run was scored by – that’s right – Mike Trout, who never did make an out on a day when all the other Angels combined to hit .111 with 11 strikeouts.So far in a career steamrolling straight toward Cooperstown, the 26-year-old Trout has appeared in three playoff games and lost them all.He is rightly recognized as a player who can do everything. The problem for Trout and the Angels is that he can’t do everything all at once. He needs some help.Unless baseball starts to allow the Angels to use ghost runners every time Trout reaches base, someone else is going to have to come through at some point.Albert Pujols did double in Trout with two outs in the first inning Thursday. But, after that, the Angels went 1 for 9 with runners on and left the bases loaded in the seventh.“We gotta win games,” Trout said. “We can’t look at what the Twins are doing. We gotta win games. It doesn’t matter if they win or lose. We gotta win.”The lack of recent victories is proving confusing even to those people working closest to the Angels.Upon entering the stadium Thursday, I heard an usher remark with amazement that the team was within 1½ games of a playoff berth.“I thought we were like 6½ out,” he said, the comment just one example of how enraptured the Southland is by this alleged push for October.Regardless of the standings, this game – played at 1 p.m. on a weekday after school had resumed – always was going to be a difficult draw.The official attendance was 29,863, though the actual number of bodies present was considerably less than that, the hollow atmosphere leading to the following question: What happens if there’s a pennant race and nobody shows up?Not that I’m blaming anyone for choosing to skip the matinee performance of a team that, at the worst possible moment of the season, is proving unworthy of prime time.“We can’t focus on who we’re playing or where we’re playing but how we’re playing,” Scioscia said. “We just didn’t get enough done on the offensive side. We had a couple opportunities and just didn’t cash those in.”No, they didn’t, and I doubt that even the folks at mlb.com/angels have enough spin today to make that truth any more positive. Related Articles
Though Robertson said he had an opportunity to walk on to the football team at Arizona State, he couldn’t afford it. Instead he went to Concordia University, an NAIA school in Irvine, and played baseball there for three years. Robertson transferred to Oregon State as a senior and was drafted in the 33rd round by the San Diego Padres in 2008.When he finally reached the major leagues with the Texas Rangers last season, Robertson’s underdog story was complete. The short kid from a public high school who didn’t play travel ball and was drafted in the 33rd round had reached the major leagues.“I think when I’m older and speaking to kids, maybe as a future coach myself, I can then look back at the road I took and see how unorthodox it is,” he said. “Some people may feel that it’s impossible to go the route I went, but I’m just a testament and an example of what you can do if you just push yourself every day and not worry about outside things that you can’t control.”Dodgers add two veteransDodgers relievers Mike Adams and Dustin McGowan have been told they will not be on the Opening Day roster. Adams isn’t on the 40-man roster and will begin the season at Triple-A Oklahoma. He allowed three runs in 3 2/3 innings over four appearances this spring.McGowan allowed six runs, all earned, in eight Cactus League innings. He is on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster and cannot be optioned to the minor leagues. A specific transaction involving McGowan hasn’t been announced yet.Also Tuesday, the Dodgers signed veteran pitcher Freddy Garcia to a minor-league contract and acquired minor-league utilityman Elliot Johnson from the Rangers for cash considerations.Garcia, 38, hasn’t pitched in the majors since he appeared in 17 games (13 starts) for two teams in 2013. Garcia’s last appearance, coincidentally, came against the Dodgers for the Atlanta Braves in the 2013 National League Division Series. He started 25 games last year in Taiwan pitching for the EDA Rhinos, the same team that once employed Manny Ramirez.Johnson, 31, appeared in seven games for the Cleveland Indians last season and spent most of the season at Triple-A Columbus, hitting .236 with five home runs in 87 games. In 40 Cactus League plate appearances for the Texas Rangers this month, Johnson batted .194.AlsoAngels pitcher Jered Weaver pitched 6 1/3 innings in a Triple-A game against the San Francisco Giants. He allowed four hits and two runs (both earned), walked two and struck out five. … Weaver is scheduled to start Opening Day, though manager Mike Scioscia hasn’t officially made that declaration. … Weaver has started seven of the last eight opening days. … The Angels drew a total of 111,672 fans to Tempe Diablo Stadium this season. … The Angels optioned right-hander Nick Tropeano to Triple-A Salt Lake. … The Dodgers drew 147,066 to Camelback Ranch, a record. Robertson, a 29-year-old outfielder, is used to being the 25th guy.He stood 5-foot-8 and weighed 155 pounds by his own estimate when he graduated from South Hills. He hasn’t grown an inch since, though he’s gained about 40 pounds.Scouts wouldn’t have noticed Robertson at any travel-ball tournaments regardless of his height. He didn’t participate in travel ball; he was a guard on the basketball team and a wide receiver on the football team during the off-season. South Hills won CIF football titles three out of his four years at the school.“I loved football,” Robertson said. “I loved it just as much as baseball.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error TEMPE, Ariz. >> Dan Robertson once attempted to sneak into the Angels clubhouse in 2002. He was a student at South Hills High School in West Covina at the time, and he didn’t quite make it all the way down the hallway. Mike Scioscia stopped him. Robertson settled for some autographs.Now, 13 years later, the dream is reality. Robertson has a locker and a jersey in the Angels’ clubhouse with his name on it. He isn’t expected to make the Opening Day roster, but the fact that he’s made it this far — a spot on the 40-man roster and still getting major league at-bats at this stage of spring training — is no small feat.“(Former Texas Rangers manager) Ron Washington used to tell me ‘as long as you have a jersey on, you have an opportunity’,” Robertson said. “Whether you’re the 25th guy or you’re the superstar making millions of dollars, it’s the same role. You’re on a team. You’ve got one job to do. Be the best teammate you can be, get better every single day and you’ll help a team win. “Whether it’s a short-season A-ball team or a World Series contender, it doesn’t change.”
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A Roman Catholic priest in the Detroit area has taken aim at his parishioners in a bid to maintain social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, using a squirt gun to shoot holy water. He wore a mask, face shield and rubber gloves as further precautions against spreading the coronavirus.Photos of Reverend Timothy Pelc shooting holy water into car window at Easter have gone viral and are sparking online memes. The photos of the priest at the church in Grosse Pointe Park were taken at Easter but have recently gone viral and have inspired memes online. One shows the 70-year-old priest amid the fires of hell directing the squirt gun at devil-like figures.The priest said he was concerned about what the Vatican would think of his holy trigger finger, but so far, the Pope has been mum.Pelc says he needed to find a way to continue a tradition of blessing Easter baskets despite the pandemic. One photo shows Pelc standing behind a car with its hatchback door up, shooting water at a basket of flowers. He said he has a “pretty wacky mind and pretty accepting congregation”.Despite the humor, the church does take the pandemic seriously, Pelc said. Parishioners have tied blue ribbons on trees at the church for each person who has died of Covid-19 in Michigan. That number is now approaching 5,000.
WEST LONG BRANCH – Dr. Paul R. Brown began his new role as president of Monmouth University on Thursday, Aug. 1, succeeding Paul G. Gaffney II, who retired on July 31 after 10 years.“It is with tremendous excitement that I join the Monmouth University community as its eighth president. The university’s enthusiasm and commitment to making its mark on the higher education landscape isMonmouth University students Thomas Beaufort and Sandy Figueroa welcome President Paul R. Brown to campus on Aug. 1. Photo credit: Jim Remepalpable across Monmouth’s Board of Trustees, faculty and staff. It is my honor to serve them, our wonderful students, and members of the wider community in an effort to reach new heights of excellence,” Brown said.Brown said his initial areas of strategic focus will include expanding opportunities for global education at the undergraduate level, and aligning graduate programs with the economic opportunities in the New York – Philadelphia business corridor.“I believe higher education has a higher calling than just mapping a four-year degree to a job,” Brown said. “But universities should also be held accountable in terms of what they’re doing for their students.”During his first few weeks on campus, Brown will be meeting with members of his cabinet, faculty and staff, student leaders, alumni, and local elected officials.Brown and his wife, Joan G. Fishman, live on campus in the presidential residence, Doherty House. Their daughter, Emma, is a student at Franklin & Marshall College.“We are thrilled to be part of the Monmouth University community. The warm welcome we have received from the campus and our new neighbors has been wonderfully inviting,” Brown said.The Board of Trustees unanimously approved Brown’s appointment on Feb. 26. He comes to Monmouth University from Lehigh University, where he served as dean of the College of Business and Economics.Before joining Lehigh, Brown spent more than 20 years at New York University’s Stern School of Business where he held a variety of senior academic and administrative positions.Brown also served on the faculties at Yale University’s School of Management, the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) and the International University of Japan and was a guest lecturer at universities in China, Singapore, and Brazil.Brown graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Franklin & Marshall College where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He received both his Doctor of Philosophy and his Masters of Professional Accountancy degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.
LITTLE SILVER – The Red Bank Regional Educational Foundation (RBREF) will present its fourth annual Day at the Races from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Monmouth Park.The afternoon has been planned as a family event of horse racing, good friends and food at the Monmouth Park Reserved Picnic Area.Tickets are $50 per person; $25 for RBR faculty, staff and hall of famers; $10 for students, ages 13-18; and free for children 12 and younger. Tickets include admission, racing program and pen and a gourmet lunch. Light spirits and soft drinks are included.New this year for an additional $5, guests can enjoy the new miniature golf course located at the track.The event also will feature a 50/50 and sponsored RBREF race, after which, the 50/50 winner will have his or her picture taken in the winner’s circle.Monmouth Park is located at 175 Oceanport Ave. in Oceanport.All proceeds will fund the RBREF mission of providing grants to support a wide range of educational enrichment, much of which is not included in an increasingly tight school budget.Tickets are limited – last year’s event sold out – and can be purchased online at www.rbrhs.org/Community/EF/events.aspx or by contacting RBREF president Paul Noglows at 732-345-0447 or emailing to [email protected] comcast.net.Since 2008, the education foundation has put to work nearly $100,000 in the classrooms of Red Bank Regional High School with all money raised used to directly enhance education at RBR.