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

3 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Social Security Q&A: Replica cards; Medicare Part D

A: We don't recommend it. There is no need to have a replica of your card. In most cases, the only time you may need to produce your Social Security card is when you apply for employment.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security, Health

4 hrs ago | Health Data Management

Cause of Decline in Medicare Imaging Services Unclear

Quest Diagnostics, which sells the Care360 suite of provider software, gives tips to physician practices for successful use of portals.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Quest Diagnostics, Medicine, Celera, Athena Diagnostics, Healthcare Industry

7 hrs ago | Sunshine State News

Politically Connected Florida Doctor Rakes in $21 Million in Medicare Payments

A South Florida doctor with campaign finance ties to U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., took in a whopping $20.8 million in Medicare reimbursements in 2012, according to an Associated Press analysis of physician data released by the Obama administration.

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Related Topix: Mario Diaz-Balart, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Health, Florida, Robert Menendez, Democrat, US Senate

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Heritage Foundation

Market Pricing, Solving Problems

In medical care, you have to get the diagnosis correct. But if you want to solve the problem, you've also got to get the treatment right.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

Observer & Eccentric

Doctor joins 11th congressional race

Dr. Anil Kumar, a native of India who came to the United States 30 years ago from England, has seen life change -- particularly for his patients -- in three decades practicing medicine here.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Urology, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kerry Bentivolio, Wayne State University, Health

The Motley Fool

Was This Obamacare's Biggest Winner?

The answer to that question, of course, depends on the context in which it's presented.

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

Forbes.com

New Medicare Data Reveal Startling $496 Million Wasted On Chiropractors

Ten days ago, the federal government released a huge data set detailing how it spent $77 billion in Medicare funds in 2012 to over 880,000 health care providers.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Chiropractic, Back Pain, Business News

The Columbus Dispatch

5 doctors in Franklin County top $1M in Medicare reimbursements

Medicare reimbursed five physicians in Franklin County more than $1 million each in 2012, according to a Dispatch analysis of government data released this month.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Franklin County, OH, Ophthalmology, Dow Jones & Co., Medicaid

Journalgazette.net

Doctors say Medicare report only half of story

Fort Wayne physicians and health professionals who received the most money from Medicare Part B reimbursements in 2012 1. Three Rivers Ambulance Authority - $2.4 million 2. Dr. Gohar Salam, ophthalmology - $2.2 million 3. Dr. Steven Ko, rheumatology - $1.19 million 4. Dr. Jonathan Walker, ophthalmology - $1.15 million 5. Dr. William Hedrick, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Fort Wayne, IN, Ophthalmology, Rheumatology

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Advocate

Quin Hillyer: Dona t fall for Obamacarea s medicaid bait

Louisiana's editorial boards and other opinion leaders all seem to agree that Gov. Bobby Jindal is wrong to reject the Medicaid expansion offered by Obamacare.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana, US Governors, Opinion

Star-Telegram.com

Some generic drugs have had eye-popping price spikes

Pharmacist Larry Cowan can flip through his records and spot the generic drugs that have taken big price jumps in the past year or so.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Doxycycline (generic), Vibramycin, Doryx, Food and Drug Administration, Medicaid

NewsBlaze

Why are Medicare Psychiatric Drugs So Pricey?

"Never mind" said the Obama administration in March after its proposal to limit automatic Medicare coverage of pricey depression and psychiatric drugs was met with a Pharma funded backlash.

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Related Topix: Health, Abilify, Aripiprazola (generic), Geodon, Ziprasidone (generic), Medicine, Medicaid

Arkansas Times

Mark Pryor campaign going after Tom Cotton on Medicare cuts

David Catanese has a story up today in U.S. News and World Report looking at Democratic candidates going after their Republican opponents for their support of the Ryan budget , accusing them of seeking to voucherize Medicare and cut benefits for seniors.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Healthcare Law, US News, Law, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Health, Arkansas, Arkansas Government

Sys-Con Media

Using Medicare Bidding Rates for Medicaid Will Create Access Problems for Children and the Poor

It's bad enough that the bidding program's reimbursement rates, which the government sets virtually arbitrarily, will be applied to areas not yet covered by the controversial program by 2016 unless Congress acts now, says the American Association for Homecare .

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

Berkeley Daily Planet

Inside Paul Ryan, Inside the GOP

After six months attacking Democrats for the alleged faults of Obamacare, Republicans finally went on the offensive with the budget plan developed by Representative Paul Ryan.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Miami Herald

Medicare spends nearly $2 billion in South Florida

Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly and disabled, spent the most on office visits in South Florida.

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Related Topix: Health, Florida, Family, Health Insurance, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Palm Beach, FL, West Palm Beach, FL

12NewsNow.Com

Exclusive: Baptist Beaumont at risk of losing Medicare/Medicaid program

The Medicare and Medicaid program at Baptist Beaumont Hospital is at risk of being terminated after an incident that occurred at the hospital's Behavioral Health Center.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Beaumont, TX

The Kingman Daily Miner

Arizona Medicaid changes may not survive

A proposal that could force able-bodied Medicaid recipients to get a job and limit some to a maximum of five years of insurance is on its way to Gov. Jan Brewer for consideration after the House gave final approval to Republican House Speaker Andy Tobin's bill on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Jan Brewer, US News

Breitbart.com

Kansas Moves to Protect Seniors from Obamacare Cuts to Medicare

Kathleen Sebelius' home state of Kansas has become the front line in the battle over Obamacare, with conservatives fighting to preserve Medicare and local control over health care policy while Democrats try to end both.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Kansas Government, Kansas, Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, Health Care Policy, AARP

Business Journal

Ambulance rides top Medicare costs

The cost of health care will become clearer as we dig into reams of Medicare payment data released this month.

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Related Topix: Health, Health Insurance

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