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

2 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Home coaching visit decreases re-admission, costs for Medicare patients

A new study in Journal of General Internal Medicine reports that an hour-long educational coaching session and two or three follow-up phone calls after a hospital stay reduced re-admission odds by 39 percent among Medicare patients.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Brown University

2 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

Lend a hand in Central MinnesotaLend a hand in Central...

Lend a hand in Central Minnesota Volunteer at Mississippi River event, or help Walk Across the World.

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Related Topix: Stearns County, MN, Rice, MN, Health, Health Insurance

4 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

Revenue Up 27%: Time to Buy Athenahealth Stock?

If there's one certainty in health care it's that someday everyone's patient record will be filed and shared electronically rather than stored in metal cabinets.

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Related Topix: Health

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Herald Gazette

My mistake, yes, you cannot vote here in Maine. Can't say I am unhappy with that news.

I don't do politics. Common sense dictates that if you want to keep a friend you don't discuss two topics with them: Religion and Politics.

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Related Topix: Maine, US Governors, Paul LePage, Social Security, Personal Finance, Health

WALA

mobile-infirmary

Mobile based Infirmary Health System Inc., two IHS-affiliated clinics and Diagnostic Physicians Group P.C. agreed to pay the United States $24.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that they violated the False Claims Act by paying or receiving financial inducements in connection with claims to the Medicare program, according to the U.S. Justice ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Health, Saraland, AL

Gilmer Mirror

AMAC Applauds Introduction of SAVE Medicare Home Healthcare Act

Securing Access Via Excellence Medicare Home Health Act introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Small Business, Personal Finance

The Hill

Defending Big Pharma

For Lori Reilly, vice president for policy and research at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America , the constant struggle to find new cures and treatments hits close to home.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Medicaid

InformationWeek

Fitness Trackers & FSAs: A Winning Game Plan

Including fitness devices in flexible savings account plans could encourage consumers to adopt a more active lifestyle and improve their overall health.

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Related Topix: Medicaid

Business Journal

Presbyterian plan members soon able to see docs via 'Video Visits'

Beginning in January, most of Presbyterian Health Plan's 435,000 members will be able to see a doctor on their smartphones.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid

Roll Call

Virgin Islands' Exemption From Health Care Law Prompts Alaska Plea

Last week, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner released a letter to a Virgin Islands official releasing U.S. territories from insurance requirements mandated by the 2010 health care overhaul law.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Government, Alaska, Medicaid, Health

National Review Online

The Recent History of Medicare Competitive Bidding

In 2011, Paul Ryan, the Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee, and Ron Wyden, the Democratic senator from Oregon, backed an ambitious Medicare reform proposal , which bore a close resemblance to a proposal first introduced by the health economists Robert F. Coulam, Roger Feldman, and Bryan E. Dowd.

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Related Topix: Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Ron Wyden, Democrat

The American Journal of Managed Care

CMS Announces Changes to Medicare Hospice Drug Rule

Changes to a hospice drug rule will reduce the types of medications that require prior authorization.

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Related Topix: Health

Watertown Daily Times

River Hospital to receive emergency medicine support from Syracuse group

River Hospital emergency department patients soon will experience a decrease in wait time and an increase in available medical providers, effective Aug. 12. That is because River Hospital, 4 Fuller St., recently announced it has entered into an agreement with the Emergency Medicine Medical Service Group of Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Syracuse, NY, Emergency Medicine, Health

The Daily Republic

Why are Republicans so cold-hearted?

Did you see the column in last week's Daily Republic, "Are Republicans cold-hearted toward the poor?" It was one of those Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis pieces where one writer takes the liberal side and the other the conservative side and attempt to spin the question first one way and then the other.

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

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Observer & Eccentric

Medicare Notice to the Public

The agreement between Caring Connection Home Health Care and the Secretary of Health and Human Services was terminated on May 2, 2014 in accordance with the provisions of the Social Security Act.

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Related Topix: Health, Canton, MI, Social Security, Personal Finance

Forbes.com

Where Is The Value In Health Care?

It seems that everywhere you look "value-based purchasing" is hailed as the savior of U.S. health care.

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Related Topix: Health, Healthcare Industry

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Doris DiRado of Binghamton volunteers as counselor

Doris DiRado of Binghamton volunteers as counselor Doris DiRado, 85, of Binghamton works as a volunteer Medicare counselor.

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Related Topix: Health, Binghamton, NY, Insurance

St. Petersburg Times

She has insurance under Affordable Care Act, but can't find a doctor

Charlene Lake thought she got a decent deal through the Affordable Care Act marketplace: a Humana HMO that included a family doctor a few miles from her home.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health Care Provider, Health, St. Petersburg, FL, Healthcare Law, Law

Patch.com

Doctors Express Urgent Care to Expand into Marlborough

Doctors Express announced last week it will break ground on a nearly 4,000-square-foot new urgent care facility in Marlborough, expanding access to quality health care for residents in the Metro West region.

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Related Topix: Marlborough, MA, Health

News Max

White House Working on More Fixes for Troubled Obamacare

The federal government and state insurance regulators are coming up with new rules in response to unexpected bills that have resulted from narrower choices, constricted coverage, and misunderstandings over insurer networks, The New York Times reported .

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

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