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7 min ago | The Salinas Californian

Medicare patients' hospital stays for heart-disease plungeMedicare...

Medicare patients' hospital stays for heart-disease plunge Fewer people died after leaving the hospital, as well.

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Related Topix: Health, Circulation, Medicine, Heart Failure

Texas Tech Football #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Post-gazette.com

UPMC's costly divorce from Highmark

On Jan. 1, UPMC will achieve its long-sought divorce from Highmark. The separation will undoubtedly disrupt care, add untold stress and potentially harm thousands.

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

WFAA-TV Dallas

Parkland under scrutiny by Medicare program

Parkland Hospital said it would respond Tuesday to a federal investigation over a homeless patient who was released with nowhere to go.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid

Wall Street Journal

Aging Americans Boost Share of Population Who Receive Government Benefits

More Americans than ever before are tapping government benefits. But this time the baby boomers may be responsible for the slight uptick.

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

GantDaily.com

Some States Bristle At Lack Of Authority Over Medicare Advantage Plans

Washington, DC, United States - When Minnesota retiree Doug Morphew needed surgery last year, he expected his Humana Medicare Advantage plan to step up and pay the lion's share of the bill.

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Related Topix: Health, Lonsdale, MN, Medicaid, Medicine

The Southtown Star

To Your Health: Take advantage of your Medicare wellness visit benefit

In fact, the first of the baby boomers turned 65 in 2011. And according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of senior citizens will increase dramatically between now and 2030 - growing to 72 million, more than twice the number from 2000.

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Related Topix: Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Medicine, Hypertension, Nutrition

Sys-Con Media

Medicare Physician Names Now Available From INTELLIMED

The physician's specialty and address are also available in the physician list. This was another step in their effort to improve transparency for all providers of CMS healthcare services.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid

Yahoo!

US won't reveal records on health website security

After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid, Healthcare Law, Law, Computers, Privacy

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Noozhawk

'Understanding Medicare' Presentation Set for Sept. 23 in Santa Barbara

HICAP will sponsor a free seminar for people interested in better understanding Medicare benefits and recent changes.

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Related Topix: Health, Santa Barbara, CA, Health Insurance, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Health.com

Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

Deaths and hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke have dropped dramatically in the United States over the past decade, according to a large study of Medicare patients.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Cardiology, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Hispanically Speaking

Immigrants, Both Documented and Undocumented, Are Helping Save Medicare and Social Security

A new report from the Partnership for the New American Economy and an analysis of Social Security data by MSNBC offer more evidence that immigrants, whether they are documented or undocumented, are major contributors to the economic well-being of major safety net programs.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Social Security, Personal Finance, Health, Immigration Reform, Medicaid, US News, Illegal Immigration

Noozhawk

David Sayen: What Medicare Does - and Doesn't - Cover

Medicare helps pay for a wide variety of medical services and goods in hospitals, doctor's offices and other health-care settings.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine

South Milwaukee

Clearing Up Misinformation Surrounding CMS Rule Changes to Home and Community Based Services Part 1

There are a lot of rumors and misinformation going around in regards to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rule changes to Home and Community Based Services .

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health

BayStreet.ca

Get Medicare Supplement Quotes in an Instant at MSIC

Los Angeles, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 18, 2014 / Medicare Supplemental Insurance Comparison announced today that it has added an additional 23,000 vetted insurance providers to their database.

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Related Topix: Health

Journalgazette.net

Success worthy of praise

A few days ago, "Modern Healthcare" reported that the Medicare trustees and the Congressional Budget Office now have significantly lower estimates of federal costs for health care.

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Blacktown Sun

Rally hopes to 'save' Medicare

THE federal government's proposed $7 co-payment to visit the doctor will come under the microscope in Blacktown this Sunday.

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Related Topix: Health

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Journal Watch

Doctors to Be Paid for Coordinating Care of Chronically Ill Medicare Patients

Healthcare providers will be paid monthly fees beginning in January for coordinating care of Medicare patients who have two or more chronic conditions, the New York Times reports.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine

Media Matters for America

Paul Ryan Shuns Conservative Media's "Makers And Takers" Rhetoric,...

In The Wall Street Journal , Rep. Paul Ryan disavowed the offensive narrative pushed by conservative media which labels needy Americans as "takers" versus more economically-prosperous "makers."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Health, Social Security, Personal Finance, Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street

The Arizona Republic

Medical 'self-referral' practice raises conflict of interest questions

Medical 'self-referral' practice raises conflict of interest questions A north Phoenix radiation clinic owned by urologists refers patients there for an expensive type of radiation therapy.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Urology, Phoenix, AZ, Prostate Cancer, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

NH Insider

NH Gop - Shaheen's Cuts to Medicare Hurt NH Seniors

In the Senate, Shaheen has repeatedly opposed ending cuts to Medicare Advantage and cast the deciding vote for ObamaCare that cuts Medicare by $716 billion.

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Related Topix: Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Judd Gregg, Republican, Medicaid

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