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NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to [email protected] with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate edition. 

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  • Wedding Do's and Don'ts in a Digital Era
  • Health Insurance Law, Mental Health Parity and Eating Disorder Insurance
  • Health Care Fraud Draws Federal Scrutiny


  • Business Reporter – The Boston Globe (MA)
  • Economy Editor – Bloomberg News (NY)
  • Police Reporter – The Denver Post (CO)


  • ProfNet Success Story: Philippa Gamse
  • The Q&A Team: Most Annoying Social Media Features
  • Media 411: Al Jazeera Journalists Detained in Egypt


Wedding Do's and Don'ts in a Digital Era
Nancy Lee
"Times they are a changin'. You decided to forgo expensive save the date cards for your upcoming wedding and instead, you sent the notice out via email. The whole process was so easy (and not to mention free) that you began to wonder what other conventions you can adapt to in the digital age. Emily Post may not like it, but things that were once a total taboo are changing dramatically, especially when it comes to communication with your guests and what you can do with your bridal registry."
Lee is available to discuss wedding do's and don'ts in the digital era. You will see from her ProfNet profile that she is extremely media savvy and has been published many times on topics such as gift registries, weddings, baby showers, women in business and overall lifestyle topics.
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Media Contact: Allen Cohen, [email protected]

Health Insurance Law, Mental Health Parity and Eating Disorder Insurance
Lisa S. Kantor, Esq.
Founding Partner
Kantor & Kantor, LLP
"Eating disorders are the deadliest of all mental illnesses and should be treated as the complex, serious, pervasive and potentially deadly diseases that they are. Eating Disorder Awareness Week creates the perfect opportunity to increase awareness, advocate for recovery, and understand your rights to obtain insurance coverage for treatment. Every day I witness the devastating impact these insidious disorders have on my clients and their loved ones, especially when treatment is denied, and I will continue to work tirelessly so that those suffering have access to the insurance benefits that they are entitled to, and deserve."
Kantor, an authority on health insurance law and mental health parity, represents people denied health benefits for treatment of both physical and mental illnesses. In honor of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, she is available to provide an expert opinion on eating disorders and insurance coverage. Most recently, she has focused her efforts litigating insurance company denials of coverage for residential treatment of eating disorders. She sues health plans that refuse coverage, or agree to pay for treatment for a short period of time, forcing patients to be discharged before their health is restored. In 2007, she won the first published eating-disorder decision in California in which the court applied the state's mental health parity law to beneficiaries who sought treatment outside California. In August 2012, she won the first federal court ruling that determined health plans must pay for all medically necessary treatment for mental illnesses, including residential treatment. For her achievements, she was named a Top Woman Lawyer by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and an Attorney of the Year by the San Francisco Recorder. She received a "Special Recognition" award from the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation and a California Women Lawyers' Woman of Distinction Award.
Media Contact: Rachel Teicher, [email protected]

Health Care Fraud Draws Federal Scrutiny
David M. Walsh IV
Health Care Attorney
Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson, P.C. in Dallas
"The recent crackdown on fraud among health care providers is a reminder of the federal government's increased vigilance on how Medicare dollars are being spent. As more and more care falls under the umbrella of governmental programs, especially the Affordable Care Act, and as baby boomers increasingly make use of governmental benefits, federal investigators are more attuned to monitoring where the money is going, and are checking on whether tax dollars are being used appropriately. Some reports state that for every dollar spent on health care enforcement, the government receives a significant return. This would seem to make health care fraud enforcement a profit center in times of lean budgets. Currently, the government is focused on more big-ticket and obvious fraud. But they'll soon move on to less obvious frauds. Health care providers must make sure they're closely following government regulations in seeking Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements."
Media Contact: Dave Moore, [email protected]


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  • PROFNET SUCCESS STORY: PHILIPPA GAMSE. After sharing her ProfNet success story with us on our Facebook page, we caught up with Philippa Gamse, president of Websites That Win International, to get some tips for how to successfully respond to reporters' queries. Check out what she had to say:  
  • THE Q&A TEAM: MOST ANNOYING SOCIAL MEDIA FEATURES: We all have certain social media features that make us want to scream. We asked our network of experts which social features they find the most annoying, and here is what they said:
  • MEDIA 411: AL JAZEERA JOURNALISTS DETAINED IN EGYPT. The staff of Al Jazeera has come together to support four colleagues who have been imprisoned in Egypt for several months and are calling on the rest of the world to help these journalists regain their freedom by getting the word out to as many people as possible to put pressure on Egypt. Read on for more information about this case:  

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