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News on Medicare continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | The Hill

GOP criticizes looming Medicare Advantage cuts

The cuts are required under the new healthcare law, which says the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services must reduce its reimbursements to private health plans.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid, US Politics, Kevin Brady, Republican

6 hrs ago |

Verbatim: State closes Healthy Indiana Plan enrollment

Indianapolis As of today, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has authorized the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration to stop enrollment into the existing Healthy Indiana Plan .


Related Topix: Indiana, Indiana Government, Medicaid, Health

10 hrs ago | JD Supra

We Don't Need No Intervention: Qui Tam Relator in Omnicare Wins Big Without DOJ

The United States Department of Justice recently announced the settlement of two qui tam whistleblower lawsuits against Omnicare Inc., the largest nursing home pharmaceutical and pharmacy services vendor in the nation.


Related Topix: Omnicare, Retail, US News, Healthcare Law

14 hrs ago |

Some Things To Consider When Starting A Business

Thinking about starting a business, an important accomplishment is to acquire some knowledge about general tax responsibilities.


Related Topix: Tax, Personal Finance, Social Security, Health

19 hrs ago | The Joplin Independent

Life expectancy may be slowing

With nearly four in five older Americans living with multiple chronic medical conditions, a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that the more ailments you have after retirement age, the shorter your life expectancy.


Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Heart Failure

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Hill

Brendan Buck throws elbows on K St.

The former spokesman for Speaker John Boehner has become the tip of the spear for health insurance companies, as they battle over the price of blockbuster drugs.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

The Town Talk

Louisiana residents who bought insurance through federal marketplace could face hikes

Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could top 10 percent.


Related Topix: Louisiana, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

Sys-Con Media

Announcing A New Regional Approach to Medicare Quality Improvement

The new regional network is comprised of five states and becomes effective on August 1, 2014.


Related Topix: Health, Medicaid


Medicare 101: Do You Need All 4 Parts?

Maybe you're getting close to 65 yourself or simply want to understand how Medicare works, so that you can help a family member or friend.


Related Topix: Health, Health Insurance, Medicine, Nursing, Social Security, Personal Finance, Long Term Care

The debt crisis was invented to attack Social Security, Medicare: Paul Krugman

For much of the past five years readers of the political and economic news were left in little doubt that budget deficits and rising debt were the most important issue facing America.


Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Health, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Opinion

Medical News

Viewpoints: 'Entitlement meltdown;' improving Medicare Advantage; 'sloppy work habits' at CDC

The Wall Street Journal : Heading Off The Entitlement Meltdown Each day, 10,000 baby boomers retire and begin receiving Medicare and Social Security benefits.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health, Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US News, US Senate, Republican, Employment / Labor Law

Northwestern MutualVoice: Risks In Retirement: Don't Forget About Health Care Costs

What's the biggest risk to your financial security in retirement? Whenever I ask that question, what I hear most often is that people are concerned about whether or not their money will last.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Long Term Care, Health, Health Insurance, Nursing

Middlesboro Daily News

WellCare responds to negative allegationsJuly 22nd | 0

On Monday, representatives from WellCare released a statement to the Daily News in reference to some allegations made by local hospital CEOs during State Auditor Adam Edelen's forum for rural hospitals.


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Middlesboro, KY

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Common Dreams

With New Obamacare Rulings, One Thing Is Certain: We Need Medicare for All for Life

It makes me crazy to see the latest news about a Federal Court striking down the tax credits offered on the Federal Affordable Care Act health exchanges because I know the media commentators will go crazy analyzing the politics of it all.


Related Topix: Health, US News, Liberal Political News

The Cuero Record, Cuero, Texas

CCH earns Bronze Award for quality patient care

Cuero Community Hospital has received the Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Bronze Award from TMFA Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas.


Related Topix: Cuero, TX, Health

WCHS-TV Charleston

Medicare Workshop Offers Information, Expert Consultation

Kaylin Searles, Kenney Barnette Reported: Jul. 22, 2014 4:17 PM EDT Updated: Jul. 22, 2014 4:22 PM EDT Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia Cabell Huntington Hospital Senior Services hosted its free monthly Medicare workshop Tuesday afternoon.


Related Topix: Health, Huntington, WV, Cabell County, WV

Evening Sun

York County's Memorial Hospital is among 700 nationwide facing Medicare cuts due to low ratings

A federal review program could reduce Medicare funds to more than 700 hospitals nationwide, including York County's Memorial Hospital, after preliminary assessments left them with a bad rating.


Related Topix: Health, Medicaid

Medical code workers testify against Texas doctor

The Dallas Morning News reports Norma Longley testified Monday that she balked at changing billing codes for Renaissance Hospital Terrell patients.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health


Meaningful Use EHR Audits: When, Not If

So your organization has accepted the feds' financial incentive. Now it's time to prove you're entitled to it.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

The American Journal of Managed Care

Drug Plan Design Incentives Among Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

Haiden A. Huskamp, PhD; Nancy L. Keating, MD, MPH; Jesse B. Dalton, MA; Michael E. Chernew, PhD; and Joseph P. Newhouse, PhD Medicare Advantage prescription drug plans and standalone prescription drug plans face different incentives for plan design resulting from the scope of covered benefits .


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Dalton, MA