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First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “Connections” by Jennifer Dixon

Connections, by Jennifer Dixon, is a deeply personal memoir about how music can help us get past grief and loss of those closest to us.

ACT, Australia — Jennifer Dixon’s Connections begins with a brief description of the author’s life detailing the connection to music that she shared with her sister Maureen.

After losing her sister, during a 500-mile trek: Santiago de Compostela (commonly known as ‘The Camino’), as she was attempting to walk into oblivion, she experienced the astounding power of music to transcend her grief and re-connect her with her sister and her own life.

When her brother-in-law and her mother died, just four years later, the author embarked on her second Camino and was provided with yet more proof of the healing power of music and its positive affirmation of life. The story is peppered with music tracks and these are listed at the end, together with mention of some of music’s other therapeutic effects.

Though born in the UK, Jennifer Dixon has lived elsewhere for most of her adult life. Nonetheless, she is still proud of her Geordie roots. Currently living in Canberra as an Australian with a strange accent, Jennifer is married and has two grown-up children. She has worked in France, Germany and Italy. She has also lived in Spain, Nepal, Thailand, Zimbabwe and Mexico. Jennifer has a degree in Sociology and a diploma in Counselling Theories and Skills and has worked variously in several bi-lingual secretarial positions within Europe, as a Court Reporter, and as an Administrative Assistant in Social Services (UK). She earned a Black Belt in judo at nineteen; has walked the 500-mile Camino (Santiago de Compostela), in Spain, twice; plays the guitar, dabbles in painting; adores languages and etymology; is very attracted to the culinary arts; cannot live without abundant laughter and, regards music as a miraculous and indispensable gift of the universe.

Genre – Music, Life-force, Connections, Poetry, Travel, Grief, Walking, Re-evaluating, Dreams, Revelations, Thermodynamics, Re-connection, Healing

Connections ISBN 9781506905006, published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 244 page print book version, ISBN 9781506904993 is published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com) and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Pain Management In-Office Procedures Decline with Reimbursement Rates

The proper business management of an Pain Management Center will be the key to success going forward, according to industry professionals.

Dallas, Texas, July 05, 2014 – In an article published by The Ambulatory M&A Advisor, Dr. Rudi Gari of Texas Pain Relief Group weighs in on the matter, noting that physician-owners of Pain Management Centers need to keep the business side of their practice in mind, even if it doesn’t come second nature.

“Physicians are typically not the best business people,” Gari said. “You may be the best doctor the world has ever known, but if you don’t know how to manage your finances and manage your office, you’re not going to have an office to practice in.”

This emphasis on business is a result of declining reimbursement rates, according to Dr. Al Liceaga, Medical Director of Orangewood Surgical Center and Regional Pain Treatment Medical Center.

“ASCs reimbursement for procedures are often paid on only one CPT code and global fees now limit payment and reduce access to care by not allowing reimbursement for certain procedures within the global time period,” he said. “Reimbursement for hardware and implants has dramatically changed also. The majority of implants are now inclusive of the global fee.”

These changes in reimbursement rates had a noticeable impact on in-office procedures, with higher costs causing a reduction in such procedures.

To read the full article, which also features input from the COO of Kure Pain Management Bill Hughes, visit The Ambulatory M&A Advisor here.

The Ambulatory M&A Advisor is a one-stop information destination for business, legal, and transactional insights on Ambulatory Care Centers. With contributions from industry professionals, as well as on-staff writers, the publication recognizes excellence, presents thought leadership and facilitates connections among the industry’s leading deal making experts.

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