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Media outlets lately have emphasized the challenge of enticing healthy young adults to sign up for ObamaCare, "exactly the type of person insurance plans, states and the federal government are counting on to make health reform work," as the L.A. Times put it.
An Illinois congressman is taking another stab at reducing Medicare fraud. U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam has introduced a bill to require the government to sniff out fraud in Medicare and Medicaid the same way credit card companies are alerted to suspicious activity.
The California Public Employees' Retirement System is poised to raise overall health premiums an average of 3 percent in 2014.
A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley confirmed a bill was introduced Tuesday to delay the expansion of "Competitive Bidding."
When you go to a hospital, does it make any difference if you're considered an "inpatient" or an "outpatient"? Yes, it does.
There's not much agreement these days among Republicans, Democrats, members of the House and members of the Senate.
According to a press release , June 17, in the Summer, 2013 issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons , G. Keith Smith, M.D., anesthesiologist, wrote an article titled Medicare 's 'False Flag' Price Revelations.
The federal Medicare program has dropped nearly a third of the companies chosen to continue supplying home medical equipment to beneficiaries statewide, leaving even fewer suppliers as part of its controversial competitive bidding program set to kick off in Tennessee in less than two weeks.
BARSTOW Medicare eligible, senior-aged military veterans may disproportionately be making costly Medicare mistakes, according to initial results of a study conducted by the company 65 Incorporated.
The American Medical Association , the nation's largest physician organization, voted today during its Annual Meeting to adopt the following new policies: Delivery of Care and Financing Reform for Medicare and Medicaid Dually Eligible Patients In 2011, approximately $300 billion was spent by the federal government and states for individuals who ... (more)
CMS released on June 3, 2013, county-level data on Medicare spending and utilization, which, according to a corresponding press release, marks the first time the agency has made this information public.
Donald Berwick, who ran the Medicare and Medicaid programs for President Obama, formally launched his campaign Monday to become governor of Massachusetts.
Donald Berwick ran the Medicare and Medicaid programs for President Obama, but could not win confirmation from the Senate.
This article applies to people who use their Medicare card. It does not apply to people enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan - unless your plan requires you to pay 20% of the cost for "outpatient services".
Rachel Mosher Henke, PhD; Jared Lane Maeda, PhD; William D. Marder, PhD; Barry S. Friedman, PhD; and Herbert S. Wong, PhD We measured hospital competition and inpatient resource use using data from the 2008 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State Inpatient Databases.
Health care costs are a perennial of conversation in Washington, particularly with regard to the Medicare program.
That is the essence of his column today warning liberals of sharp cuts to domestic discretionary spending unless there are cuts to Medicare and Social Security.