Thursday, June 30, 2011

Job Updates 30/06/2011

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Medicare Reform Plan Would Freeze Physician Pay for 3 Years

June 30, 2011 — Physicians would dodge a nearly 30% Medicare pay cut next January and see their rates frozen for 3 years under an ambitious proposal from 2 US senators to slow the growth of Medicare spending and save the government healthcare program for seniors.
However, seniors would get hit squarely with fiscal pain. The reform plan issued yesterday by Sen. Tom Coburn, MD (R-OK), and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) would gradually raise the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 years by 2025, require wealthier seniors to pay more for their share of the Part B medical program and the Part D drug program, and increase Part B premiums for all enrollees. These and other features of the plan that have not yet been submitted as legislation would supposedly save more than $600 billion over 10 years.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Job Updates 29/06/2011

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Job Updates 29/06/2011

FPCCI’s dispute resolution initiative to bring in heavy investments: BHC

Islamabad: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Adam Thomson on Tuesday said that his country is trying best to help Pakistan get access to EU market which is a critical issue.

We are trying to get EU trade concession of GSP Plus for Pakistan to get more Pakistani products would be introduced in Europe.

Talking to a high-profile delegation that included VP Saarc CCI Iftikhar Ali Malik, VP FPCCI Amir Atta Bajwa, Chairman FPCCI, Capital Office, Hameed Akhtar Chadda,
SVC, FPCCI Kanwar Qutbuddin and Chairman Media Malik Sohail, he said that he has been given task to double bilateral trade in four years.  

For this we need to thicken political relations, improve people-to-people contacts and invite British businessmen to invest in Pakistan, he said.

Adam Thomson said that Pakistan has easiest business environment in region but UK’s SME sector is still reluctant to invest here which will be only possible if local business community extend cooperation.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Master Plan for rural electrification through renewable energy demanded

The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday said that alternative forms of energy are becoming more cost-competitive with conventional fuels therefore government should accelerate the pace of its development.

Energy crisis is greatest bottleneck in the supply of resources to our economy; it is biggest problem than terrorism, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW.

He said that some areas will have to brave 23-hour load shedding by 2020 if development of energy resources was not given proper attention.

He said that industrial development, commercial activities, population growth and inefficiency are main causes for the crisis while the rising costs of fossil fuels coupled with volatility has made alternatives more attractive.

Moreover, construction costs of oil, gas, coal and nuclear power plants have jumped by 80 per cent in five years which calls for investing in renewable energy, he said adding that we need to realise that economics of traditional fuels are changing.

Pakistan’s future tied to China: Raza Khan

Raza Khan, Chairman Coordination, FPCCI on Sunday said that Pakistan’s best friend China emerged triumphant from financial crisis that has jolted world’s leading economies which proves the vision of Chinese leadership.

He said that future of whole world and that of Pakistan is tied to China which is poised to become world’s number one economic power soon.

Deep perception of the situation of the Chinese leadership kept the country safe at a time when almost all countries were grappling to cope with financial meltdown, he said while talking to Baluchistan Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Dr. Ruquia Saeed Hashmi.

The business leader said that China has maintained an average growth rate of 9.7 per cent in last three difficult years while it average growth in last three decades stands at 10 per cent which indicate that developing nations including Pakistan can learn a lot from this friendly nation.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Physicians Adopt Public Safety Policies at AMA Meeting

June 24, 2011 (Chicago, Illinois) — The American Medical Association (AMA) considered the public health implications of bisphenol A (BPA), mercury emissions, and bath salts here at the 2011 Annual Meeting. Therecommendations of the AMA's Reference Committee E were passed to a standing ovation in an unprecedented unanimous vote by the AMA's House of Delegates.
BPA is widely used in the production of polycarbonate plastics. The AMA's Council on Science and Public Health prepared a report reviewing human exposure to BPA and the federal regulation of BPA. In the United States, BPA is regulated by 2 agencies, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Physicians testified that these agencies do not appear to be on the same page when regulating this endocrine-disrupting chemical.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Job Updates 24/06/2011

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FPCCI kicks off campaign to forge stronger ties with business chambers

Islamabad: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has launched a campaign to improve liaison with different chambers of commerce in Industry to create synergies. 

The linkages and inter-group communications needs to be improved between FPCCI and different chambers which is prerequisite for unity to get rights, said Amir Atta Bajwa, VP, FPCCI while speaking to business community, here Friday.

He said that we can strengthen business community with the help of oneness which is imperative for the survival of businesses.

Bajwa said that he will personally visit all chambers, with special focus on the neglected ones to unite business community which will pave way for resolution of issues to the satisfaction of all stakeholders.

Unveiling details of the plan, he informed that another meeting is scheduled at Lahore where representatives of all the trade associations would assemble to chalk our strategy.

CMS Has Electronic Health Record (EHR) Materials Available at the AANP 26th National Conference!

Are you attending the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 26th National Conference in Las Vegas? Visit CMS at booth #8110 for EHR materials that can help you to successfully participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
CMS is also presenting informational sessions about the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program in the AANP classroom in the conference exhibit hall. The remaining sessions are taking place on:

CMS Has a New FAQ on Payment for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program

CMS wants to keep you updated with information on the Medicare and MedicaidElectronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. Take a minute and review CMS' new FAQ on receiving an incentive payment in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.
Question: I am an eligible professional (EP) who has successfully attested for theMedicare EHR Incentive Program, so why haven't I received my incentive payment yet?
Answer: For EPs, incentive payments for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program will be made approximately four to eight weeks after an EP successfully attests that they have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. However, EPs will not receive incentive payments within that timeframe if they have not yet met the threshold for allowed charges for covered professional services furnished by the EP during the year.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Job Updates 23/06/2011

Things to Check before Deciding on Quitting Your Job

When you are not happy at your current job or are just feeling restless and under-appreciate, the thing that pops into your mind most often is that the best option would be to quit your job. In such scenarios, just the thought of quitting your job makes you feel happier and in control of your life. We all have been there and have often felt the uncontrollable urge to leave the job. However, the bottom line is that quitting your job just like that takes a lot of courage and faith. You don’t only have to quit your regular job, you also have to make sure that the decision you make is right. The decision to quit your job can be quite confusing and one has to think carefully before making the final call.
Before you make the decision to quit the job, you need to make absolutely sure that you are making the right decision. Here are a few things you need to check before you decide to take the huge step:
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Women enterprisers will be provided more opportunities: Senator Ghulam Ali

President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Senator Haji Ghulam Ali on Thursday said women entrepreneurs have been given more opportunities to excel.

He said that he will facilitate meeting of Islamabad Women's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) with Prime Minister and President who are very concerned about welfare and development of 52 per cent of the population of Pakistan.

Speaking at a reception hosted in his honour by Samina Fazil, President IWCCI, Haji Ghulam Ali said that government has provided Rs 60 billion to BISP for social welfare; it can also help business women by providing interest-free loans.

He said that FPCCI will promote women entrepreneurs, boost their presence in business delegations and arrange women-specific tours to foreign countries so that they can have exposure and enhanced trade opportunities.

The FPCCI President who was on his first-ever visit to any women’s chamber, also assured women of provision of a plot for Chambers building and grant from TDAP.