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Help avoid online order slow- or no-shows

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Unless you enjoy the bustle of traditional holiday shopping, you’re probably thankful for being able to get what you need online. Unfortunately, the FTC has gotten reports from consumers who didn’t get their orders as expected – or never got them at all. Here are tips to have a good online shopping experience:
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Contact lens seller turns a blind eye to the law

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Cosmetic contacts lenses – also known as costume or decorative contact lenses – can change the way your eye looks without correcting your vision. While they may seem like just another fashion accessory, the fact is all contacts require a prescription. Anyone who sells you lenses without getting a copy of your prescription or verifying your prescription information with your prescriber is selling them illegally.
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Buying an internet-connected smart toy? Read this.

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Before giving in to your kid's plea for a new toy, you may want to collect some information about it. Why? Well, for one thing, that toy may want to collect information about your kid. I’m talking about internet-connected smart toys with cameras, microphones, and sensors. The ones that know your kids’ voices (and yours). Smart toys that silently collect data on each interaction, listen to conversations, and share their location while kids play.
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FTC: No support for diabetes treatment claims

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People spend billions of dollars a year on health products that are unproven and often useless. Case in point: The FTC has sued the sellers of “Nobetes” about their advertising claims for a pill that would supposedly treat diabetes – and maybe even replace the need for prescription diabetes medication, like insulin. According to the FTC, these claims were false or misleading, and the sellers had no reliable, scientific evidence to back them up.
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The Marriott data breach

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Marriott International says that a breach of its Starwood guest reservation database exposed the personal information of up to 500 million people. If your information was exposed, there are steps you can take to help guard against its misuse.
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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - We see yet another move closer to a more value-based health care system that is aligned around a core set of measures—measures that can be influenced by providers and are meaningful to patients. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) have partnered with the National Quality Forum (NQF) to […]Core Quality Measures Collaborative: A Coalition for Better CareAlec Bose
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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - On November 14 and 15, NCQA and HL7 hosted the second Digital Quality Summit at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Nearly 250 people attended—more than twice the number than at our first summit in 2017. The 2018 summit was an important step in transitioning HEDIS to a 21st-century model […]2nd Annual Digital Quality Summit: Recap and Key TakeawaysAlec Bose
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Putting cash in the mail

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We’ve been warning you about scammers asking you to pay with gift cards or by wiring money. Scammers love getting you to pay that way because they can get your money fast and disappear. It’s almost as good as getting you to send cold, hard cash. Which must have occurred to them, too, because some scammers are now going low-tech and asking people to send cash in the mail. Sometimes they even tell people to divide the cash between pages of a magazine.
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New Website: How It Helps You

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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - We have redesigned NCQA’s main website—ncqa.org—to give people who care about health care quality important capabilities. Simpler, Shorter Descriptions We rewrote descriptions of NCQA’s mission, products and programs to be lighter and tighter. This streamlining helps you “grab and go”—find the facts you want, then move on. Our new site is 22 to 34 percent […]New Website: How It Helps YouNCQA Communications
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Travis Mills: Featured Quality Talks Speaker

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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - Update: 11/28/19 Great news for one of our 2018 speakers. A recent lottery winner gave $500,000 of her winnings to the Travis Mills Foundation. Travis Mills is a Quality Talks speaker.  The foundation supports recalibrated veterans and their families. SSG. Travis Mills (Ret.) – Quality Talks 2018 Almost 3 million Americans have served in Iraq […]Travis Mills: Featured Quality Talks SpeakerMatt Brock
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