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

3 hrs ago | Modern Healthcare

Doctor becomes eighth person sentenced in sprawling Orthofix fraud case

A Virginia podiatrist who lied to a grand jury about altering patient records to increase Medicare bills has become the eighth person sentenced in the long-running healthcare fraud investigation of orthopedic devicemaker Orthofix International N.V.Dr. Ilene Terrell of Fredericksburg, Va., was... For the best experience of on ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Medical Equipment, Orthofix International NV, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Fredericksburg, VA

7 hrs ago | WLBT-TV Jackson

Senior Citizens Prefer People To Machines When Making Medicare Inquiries

It's a system that's supposed to save seniors money in prescription drugs. But Medicare Part D is drawing mixed reactions from Medicare applicants and legislators alike.


Related Topix: Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), US Politics, Anne Northup, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ben Chandler, Democrat, Medicaid, Kent Conrad, US Senate

11 hrs ago | Fort Mill Times

Feds: home health company paying $150M settlement

Amedisys and its affiliates make up one of the nation's largest home health providers, operating in 37 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, according to a Justice Department news release.


Related Topix: Healthcare Industry, Amedisys, Health, US News, Medicine, Nursing, Oncology

15 hrs ago | MarketWatch

How demographics affect Medicare costs

Let me put my biases on the table. First, I like the Medicare program as currently structured and am delighted at any news that costs are growing more slowly.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid

18 hrs ago |

Palace Intrigue: Right Searches For Cantor Alternative

Eric Cantor has never been closer to wielding the speaker's gavel, but he may want to keep an eye over his right shoulder.


Related Topix: US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Immigration Reform, Health, Journalism, Matt Drudge

22 hrs ago | The Hill

Dick Morris: Brace for ObamaCare

ObamaCare has signed up 8 million people. Democrats are breathing a sigh of relief, but their trials have only just begun.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Medicaid, Opinion

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Detroit News

Michiganians can't afford deep Medicare cuts

It seems the federal government is often looking to cut spending, a goal many Americans could support.


Related Topix: Health, Michigan, US Politics, Fred Upton, US News, Dave Camp, US Senate, Debbie Stabenow, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Rogers, Democrat, Opinion

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

Mr. Ferguson is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History... )--Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA' rating to approximately $134.9 million of Miami University general receipts revenue, series 2014.


Related Topix: Affiliated Managers Group, Financial Services, Investment Services, Health

Tooele Transcript Bulletin On-line

Medicare reimbursement uneven across rural, urban Utah counties

Healthcare in Tooele County brings in a fair sum of Medicare payments, but lags significantly behind more urban Utah counties, according to numbers released this month from the Medicare Part B claims database.Local doctors received roughly $2.79 million in reimbursements from Medicare Part B, essentially a federally-run medical insurance program ... (more)


Related Topix: Health, Tooele County, UT, Medicine, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Tooele, UT, Summit County, UT

Mother Jones

Male Doctors Bill Medicare for More Services Than Female Doctors

Via German Lopez, today brings us an interesting study from Andrew Fitch of NerdWallet.


Related Topix: Health, NerdWallet

The Age

Melbourne's west has Victoria's highest GP bulk-bill rate

The highest percentage of bulk-billed GP visits in Victoria are in Melbourne's west, which could be hit hardest under a federal government plan to charge patients a $6 fee to visit a doctor.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Sentinel & Enterprise

Peter Lucas: Berwick says Medicare for all is the way to go

Former Medicare Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor of Massachusetts.


Related Topix: Health, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Massachusetts, Newton, MA, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Opinion

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Guest Commentary: Let Medicare negotiate drug prices

Medicare's "Part B" program pays roughly $20 billion a year for the drugs patients get in doctors' offices and hospital outpatient facilities.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicine, Medicaid, Life, Veteran Affairs

ABC News

Medicare Local cuts could also cut regional services

Rural health workers involved with Medicare Local have defended the scheme, in the wake of reports the Federal Government could cut all its funding in the May budget.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Final rate notice signals continued pressure on Medicare Advantage payments

On April 7, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized Medicare Advantage plan payment rates for Calendar Year 2015 and announced other changes to payment and program policies for MA and Part D plans.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid

Knoxville News Sentinel

Letter: End supplements for Medicare Advantage

Every Traditional Medicare member, of which I am one, is a contributor to the supplement from which we receive no benefits.


Related Topix: Health, Sports

Pacific Business Times

The eyes have it when it comes to Medicare payouts

Of the 3,286 individual doctors in the Tri-Counties who billed Medicare for reimbursements in 2012, fewer than 1 percent received more than $1 million from the federal program.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Ophthalmology, Medicaid, Oncology, Santa Barbara, CA

Outpatient Surgery Magazine

OIG Report Details How Medicare Could Save Billions More From ASCs

Medicare already saves billions of dollars when procedures are performed in ambulatory surgery centers instead of hospitals, but a new report says Medicare would save billions more if outpatient payment rates for most ASC-approved procedures were reduced to ASC levels.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

Joint Statement from the Alliance for Integrity in Medicare on the...

The Alliance for Integrity in Medicare , a broad coalition of medical specialty, laboratory, radiation oncology, and medical imaging groups committed to ending the practice of inappropriate physician self-referral, is pleased about the release of the Congressional Budget Office's score of President Obama's FY 2015 Budget, released today.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

Sys-Con Media

Wolters Kluwer Health Releases the Medicare Plans File

Wolters Kluwer Health , a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that it has released the Medi-SpanA Medicare Plans File , which provides indicators to designate coverage under Medicare Part B and/or Part D, along with additional attributes to further support or clarify a drug's coverage ... (more)


Related Topix: Health